Double Dunlop motocross win with Kawasaki in Lombardy
- Dunlop rider Romain Febvre wins MXGP round at Mantova, Italy
- Courtney Duncan takes her second Womens’ Motocross win of the year
- Dunlop wishes Arminas Jasikonis a full recovery
Two Kawasaki motocross riders have taken midweek wins with Dunlop during the FIM Motocross World Championship’s Grand Prix of Città di Mantova in Italy. Romain Febvre won the MXGP round on Wednesday, while Courtney Duncan won in the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship (WMX) on Tuesday.
Both Febvre and Duncan took their memorable race wins on Dunlop tyres; using Dunlop Geomax MX-33F on the front and Geomax MX-12 on the rear, along with mousses that were developed to deliver performance to the demands of the Mantova circuit’s hard sand surface.
Febvre’s Grand Prix win was his first of the season and came thanks to a win in the second heat, which he led from start to finish and also scored the Holeshot in. Earlier in the day, the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team rider placed third in the opening race; finishing just four seconds off the leader.
Duncan reignites her championship charge
Twenty-four hours earlier, Courtney Duncan took her second WMX round win of the year with her fourth heat win in eight races. Duncan placed runner-up in the opening heat on Tuesday, but went one better with an unstoppable run in the second heat, in which she also set the fastest lap.
Duncan also won a heat in the previous WMX round, held just a few days beforehand on the same circuit in Lombardy. Saturday’s race win was the first for the 2021-spec Kawasaki KX250, equipped with Dunlop tyres.
She is now just four points off the championship leader heading into the season finale in just over a month’s time. With another strong result there, the Kiwi could defend her World Championship title. Dunlop rider Kiara Fontanesi finished third in both heats and sits fourth in the championship standings, meanwhile.
Eddy Seel, MXGP Event Leader, Dunlop: “Congratulations to Romain and Courtney for their wins this week. Both were very memorable performances with stellar rides to top it off. We were particularly pleased with the performance of Geomax MX-12 on this rough and demanding track. On behalf of everyone at Dunlop, I’d like to echo the thoughts of the entire motocross community and wish a full recovery to Arminas Jasikonis.”
The thoughts of everyone at Dunlop are with Arminas and his family at this difficult time.
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