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4 JUN 2023. The second day of the eighth stage of the FIM Motocross World Championship, MXGP Of Latvia 2023, continues with intense competition at the Zelta Zirgs motocross track in Ķegums

Despite initially leading both races in the MXGP class on the second day of MXGP Of Latvia 2023, Jorge Prado, the season leader, faced a tough challenge from Jeffrey Herlings, who ultimately emerged victorious in both races and secured the overall win. This impressive performance allowed Herlings to narrow the gap between him and Prado in the championship standings. In the MX2 class, Kay de Wolf showcased his skills by finishing first in both races, consequently claiming the top spot in the season standings.

Here are some photographs from the second day of the MXGP Of Latvia 2023 at Ķegums motocross track. These images were taken with a Sony Alpha 7 III mirrorless camera and a Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS, Sony FE 24-105mm F/4 G, and Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lenses.

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About MXGP motocross racing series

MXGP is the FIM Motocross World Championship managed by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), established in 1957. It is considered the top motocross championship globally, featuring riders from around the world competing in the MXGP and MX2 classes. The MXGP class showcases 450cc four-stroke motorcycles, while the MX2 class features 250cc four-stroke motorcycles. Races are held on natural terrain tracks with jumps, corners, and obstacles, testing riders’ skills and endurance.

MXGP events are known for their intense competition and thrilling excitement, requiring riders to demonstrate motorcycle control, strength, stamina, and mental focus

Teams play a crucial role in supporting riders with technical expertise, equipment, and logistical assistance. The championship has a dedicated fan base that attends races in person and follows through television broadcasts and online streaming platforms.

MXGP Of Latvia 2023 highlights: Racing to victory on day 2

MXGP Of Latvia 2023,, Mathis Valin won the 2023 EMX of Latvia with 47 points, ahead of Jānis Mārtiņš Reišulis in second and Maximilian Werner in third.

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MXGP legends

MXGP, the premier motocross championship series, has seen the rise of legendary riders who have left an indelible mark on the sport.

Stefan Everts, Antonio Cairoli, and Jeffrey Herlings, whose exceptional skills and achievements have not only garnered multiple titles but also elevated the status of MXGP as a thrilling motorsport event

Stefan Everts, known as “The Legend,” is a Belgian former professional motocross racer who dominated the sport during his career. Everts holds an impressive record of 10 FIM Motocross World Championships in the 125cc, 250cc, and MX1 classes. His versatility across different categories showcased his unparalleled talent and determination on the track. Everts’ strategic racing style and consistency made him a formidable competitor, earning him a place among the all-time greats in MXGP history.

Antonio Cairoli, hailing from Italy, is another iconic figure in MXGP history. With nine FIM Motocross World Championships to his name, Cairoli has solidified his status as one of the most successful riders in the sport. Known for his speed, agility, and tactical prowess, Cairoli’s ability to adapt to varying track conditions set him apart from his peers. His fierce rivalry with other top riders added excitement to MXGP races and captivated audiences worldwide.

Jeffrey Herlings, a Dutch prodigy in motocross racing, has made a significant impact on MXGP with his exceptional talent and achievements. Herlings’ dominance in the sport is evident through his four FIM Motocross World Championships in both the MX2 and MXGP classes. Renowned for his blistering speed and fearless riding style, Herlings has redefined what it means to push the limits in motocross competition. His battles on the track have thrilled fans and cemented his legacy as one of the greatest riders of his generation.

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About the Zelta Zirgs motocross track

The motocross track “Zelta Zirgs” in Ķegums is renowned for hosting prestigious events, such as the FIM Motocross World Championship’s Latvian round. Its challenging terrain, with numerous jumps, turns, and obstacles attracts the best riders from around the world. The sandy surface offers a unique experience that tests the skills and endurance of the riders. The venue has witnessed intense battles and fantastic races, becoming synonymous with exciting competition and providing quality entertainment for both participants and spectators. The Motocross track “Zelta Zirgs” as the main venue for the MXGP series plays a significant role in shaping the championship standings and showcasing the talents of motocross athletes on an international scale. Its contribution to the sport’s legacy is evident in the unforgettable races that have taken place on its course.

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