Anstie talks about his podium finish

Max Anstie took his first podium finish of the year at Ottobiano in Italy and said: “It’s awesome to be back up here on the podium. It has been such a difficult start to the season with things seemingly going from bad to worse. I felt so strong at the beginning

Anstie takes Ottobiano MXGP podium

It was a great weekend for the Brits at the 11th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship  at the Ottobiano circuit in Italy as Max Anstie took third place overall in the MXGP class and Ben Watson was fifth in MX2. Anstie took third in the opener, after making

Brits lose ground in EMX250 opener

Title hopefuls and Revo Husqvarna team-mates Martin Barr and Mel Pocock lost ground to EMX250 championship leader Mathys Boisrame in the sandy Ottobiano opening race despite both Brits putting in strong rides. Pocock, who started the race second in the series 13 points behind the Frenchman, set the fastest lap of

Anstie fifth in MXGP qualifier as Cairoli falls

Max Anstie rode a strong MXGP qualifying race for fifth place in the heat of Ottobiano in Italy as Tony Cairoli fell, allowing a Yamaha one-two at the top of the podium. With series leader Jeffrey Herlings recovering from a shoulder injury, everyone expected Cairoli to dominate. But a poor start

Watson fourth in Italy MX2 qualifier

After setting second-quickest time in practice, Briton Ben Watson took his Kemea Yamaha to a strong fourth in the hot Italian MX2 GP qualifying heat at Ottobiano. He had a strong start and stayed close to the leading group as Thomas Covington took the holeshot and led right to the end. Jorge

Surgery as Herlings says: “I’m sorry”

Jeffrey Herlings has apologised to his fans and says he'll be back soon and stronger than ever after crashing and breaking his collarbone in a crash at an open practice session in Holland today. The world championship leader, who has a 62-point lead over his team-mate Tony Cairoli in the series,

Ottobiano is third Italy MXGP track in 2018

The MXGP of Italy, scheduled on June the 17 2018, will be held in Ottobiano and will be called MXGP of Lombardia after Youthstream agreed with Stefano Avandero, who ran the GP at Maggiora which is now not being used. In 2017 Ottobiano had one of the best battles of the season between Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings and was

An alternative view of the Ottobiano MXGP

After the success of Ottobiano’s first ever MXGP, the crew there dedicated a movie to the track, from its point of view! You will see sweat and tears as the riders fought through the sands of hell! They do things a bit differntly in Italy, obviously, and enjoy a bit of

Italy heat takes toll on De Dycker

The inaugural Ottobiano MXGP round was notoriously tough. Additional sand added to the track before the Grand Prix and extreme heat made the Lombardian race a true test for man and machine. Ken De Dycker was the highest scoring 24MX Honda rider collecting six world Championship points. Saturday’s qualifying race, also

Herlings battles Cairoli in the sand

It's the clash we've all been waiting for as MX2 champ Jeffrey Herlings squared up to eight-times world champ Tony Cairoli on the sand at Ottobiani in Italy. Check out these cool videos of their clashes from the weekend. Photo Ray Archer/ KTM Images. https://youtu.be/AbTBIDW7RUQ https://youtu.be/VY-tZQ3GMBc https://youtu.be/QwGWApubeks