MXGP Ready to Hit the Go Button in Switzerland
The Frauenfeld-Gachnang circuit is situated in the North East of Switzerland. It will be the third consecutive year that the purpose-built track will host a round of the MXGP World Championship. The man-made track – that is flat yet rough, rutty, fast and jumpy – was built specifically to rebirth the Swiss Grand Prix in 2016. Before making its vibrant return to the calendar – that saw the grandstands swell with 45,000 screaming fans – the last time Switzerland hosted a round of the FIM Motocross World Championship was back in 2001, at one of the most historic Swiss venues, Roggenburg.
The 1560m-long, hard-pack Frauenfeld-Gachnang motocross track made its first appearance on the MXGP calendar in 2016, and it was the debut edition of the MXGP of Switzerland that was the most successful one for Tim Gajser and Calvin Vlaanderen: Gajser was second overall in the 450cc class aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine – with a win in the second moto – while Vlaanderen finished within the top-five on different machinery. Currently fourth and fifth in the championship standings, respectively, Tim and Calvin are looking forward to entering the last leg of the season strongly in order to move closer to the top-three whilst aiming at more success.
Following a one-weekend break, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Romain Febvre and Jeremy Van Horebeek, and Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer and Shaun Simpson are ready to tackle the second stint of three back-to-back Grand Prixes with the sixteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship set to take place on Seewer’s home soil in Frauenfeld-Gachnang, Switzerland, this weekend August 18th and 19th.
Motocross action will begin in Frauenfeld-Gachnang on Saturday with the usual free practice sessions at 11:30 (MX2) and 12:00 (MXGP) local time (GMT +2).
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