Trentino MXGP 2015 Photo Gallery

The fourth MXGP of the year took place in the picturesque landscape of northern Italy, just at the edge of the awe-inspiring Dolomite Mountains. The tight, hilly, and hard-packed track was more jumpy and technical than other MXGP courses and was littered with rocks of all sizes making roost something to be avoided at all cost.

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing’s Jordi Tixier blasts his way to a holeshot in the first MX2 moto of the day.
Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki’s Max Anstie airs out the finish line jump.
Last year’s MX2 champion, Tixier went 3-3 for third overall.
Standing Construct Yamaha Yamalube rider Julien Lieber rails on of the few loamy berms on the mostly hard-pack mountain track.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Jeffrey Herlings went 1-2 for second overall at the northern Italian race.
American racer Thomas Covington of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team had a disappointing day but remains in ninth overall in the MX2 Championship.
Although Herlings didn’t get the overall, he retains the red number plate and has a 13 point lead in point standings.
The Latvian racer Pauls Jonass is Herlings’ teammate on the Red Bull KTM squad and sits third in the points even with an 11th on the day.
Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Dylan Ferrandis’ fourth overall showed that he seemed pretty comfortable on the hilly, rocky track.
Englishman Tommy Searle of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing squad struggled with the tight course layout and managed a 13th on the day.
Monster Energy Kawasaki Ryan Villopoto landed an impressive fourth in the first moto, but crashed out of the second moto giving him 11th overall.
Team HRC rider Gautier Paulin raced his Honda CRF450R to 5th overall in Trentino.
Villopoto’s loop-out crash in moto two damaged his coccyx but, as of now, the American hasn’t said if he is going on racing or sitting out the rest of the series.
Red Bull Iceone Husqvarna Ractory Racing rider Max Nagl earned another overall victory with is 2-1 moto score.
Here is Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray in practice on Saturday. A crash latter that day kept the South African from racing on Sunday, but he should be back racing at the next MXGP.
Veteran Italian racer David Philippaerts put his DP19 Racing Yamaha 9th place overall, and, as to be expected, was a crowd favorite.
Racing on his own turf, Red Bull KTM Factory rider Antonio Cairoli just missed the overall win with his 1-2 moto finishes.
Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP racer Clement Desalle barely clings to his red number plate as he is only one point ahead of Nagl in the championship points.
The large Belgian racer Ken De Dycker of the Red Bull Factory Racing Team looked pretty comfortable and earned a 7th on the day.