The trophy cabinets of the FIM Motocross World Championship Monster Army continue to stack-up as Monster Energy Yamaha factory rider Steven Frossard and CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Circuit’s Tommy Searle both lifted their cans from the podium steps in Latvia.
The motocross GP show has produced six punishing events in seven weeks. The Monster Army now gets the chance to chill-out having travelled to France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Germany and now Eastern Europe.Ã‚Â The hot Kegums circuit was a killer. The dirt was hard but loaded with holes and small bumps that sent the riders bucking and swapping. It was tough work for sure, both mentally and physically. A 21,000 gaggle of fans packed into the flat venue and a pile headed up into the Monster Energy rig for the best view of the action.
It was Frossard who unleashed the beast by acing second place in both motos and walking the box for the fifth time in ’11 on his tricked-out works YZ450FM. Searle was brave and feisty to make his way to second and third in the MX2 dispute and trod the bottom step.
Dues to Harri Kullas on the Yamaha for his best MX2 result this year with sixth in the second race and David Philippaerts who gunned the MX1 factory ‘Yam’ to fifth overall. The Italian hero’s cut-and-thrust in the second moto to pass eight riders was measure and aggressive riding at its best. Full props to Searle’s CLS buddy Max Anstie for fourth spot in the final MX2 order of the day.
Check out the pics from Kegums and don’t forget to hook-up with the Grand Prix scene again in two weeks when the guys have to tackle the hellish sand of Lommel in Belgium. In the meantime, check out the photos by Milagro courtesy of Monster Energy: