Two and a half years after the last time (which dates back to the Chinese GP in September 2019), the Motocross World Championship packs up and leaves Europe to compete in a round of the MXGP and MX2 world championship. Covid-19 has in fact upset the plans of Infront in the last two seasons, but from this year the best centaurs in the world will return to the scene even on tracks far from the Old Continent.
This weekend we compete at the Villa La Angostura cross-track, one of the most spectacular and evocative in the world, for the 2022 Argentine Grand Prix . This is the third round of the season for the MXGP World Championship, after the tests in Matterley Basin and Mantua, with Tim Gajser appearing in Patagonia in the role of great favorite to try to place the first real extension in the lead of the general.
The Slovenian of Honda must make the most of the forced absence of Jeffrey Herlings and Romain Febvre, in the pits since the beginning of the season and still struggling with their respective injuries, in order to accumulate an unbridgeable advantage when his two most formidable rivals they will be back in action. Gajser is the leader of the championship with 94 points and on Sunday he will have an important chance to reach 140, effectively putting Herlings and Febvre out of the running from the point of view of the world championship.
The great antagonist of the Slovenian therefore becomes the Spaniard of GasGas Jorge Prado, currently second in the World Championship at -12 from the top thanks to his amazing continuity of performance in the starts, even if he often lacks that extra something in the long distance of a heat to resist. up to the checkered flag in front of everyone. Headlights also focused on the Yamaha trio made up of the Swiss Jeremy Seewer , the Dutch Glenn Coldenhoff and the outgoing French MX2 world champion Maxime Renaux .
Italy will be represented in Argentina by only one driver in the premier class , with Alessandro Lupino who has given up on the South American trip because he is struggling with the development of his Beta after retiring in the first two heats of the season. The movement of the blue cross therefore clings to Alberto Forato , author of an excellent start to the World Championship on his GasGas as evidenced by his tenth overall position in the standings (he could have been 7th, without retiring in race-2 in Mantua).