Glen Helen, USA
Dunlop concludes 2016 MXGP season with third consecutive GP victory.
Eli Tomac took the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP) win at the final round of the 2016 season at the Glen Helen Track in California, USA, scoring Kawasaki and Dunlop's third consecutive win in MXGP.
The result follows Tomac’s win last weekend in Charlotte and Desalle’s win in the Netherlands.
Sunday’s races were not won the easy way, with Tomac opening the races in around tenth place, working his way through the field each time. He overtook Cairoli for the lead in both races at the mid-point, crossing the line over 15 seconds ahead of the rest twice.
In MX2, Dunlop riders claimed two podium places with Jeremy Martin finishing second on his Honda followed by Mitchell Harrison (Yamaha) in third.
In the championships, Benoit Paturel’s sixth place was enough for the Yamaha rider to seal third in the MX2 standings with Brian Bogers in sixth. In MXGP, Evgeny Bobryshev finishes the season in fifth (Honda) while his team-mate Gautier Paulin took 13th, their points tally helping Honda to take the Manufacturers’ title. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) finished the season in eighth with Valentin Guillod (Yamaha) in ninth and Jordi Tixier in 14th.
Although the MXGP season is over, riders have less than two weeks before the ‘Olympics’ of motocross when the Motocross of Nations takes place in Italy on 24th/25th September.
Dunlop riders used Dunlop Geomax MX3S front and rear.
Eddy Seel, Dunlop MX Race Coordinator:
“Taking a third win in a row is a good result and the best possible way to end the season. We have had a difficult year with injuries but the last rounds have shown the results that we are capable of. We must thank our teams and riders for their hard work this year and we look forward to more wins at the Motocross of Nations in just two weeks.”
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