Race Control: GP of Leon

Everything that you, the fans, need.

Everything that you, the fans, need.

If you are a European fan of the FIM Motocross World Championship, this is one of the last times that you'll have to fumble around with time zones in an attempt to figure out how to follow the action. The Grand Prix of Leon may be the most complicated to wrap your head around, actually, but our regular ‘Race Control' feature should assist you. Without further ado, here is everything that you need to know.

Entry Lists

MXGP

4 Arnaud Tonus
7 Tanel Leok
12 Max Nagl
17 Jose Butron
21 Gautier Paulin
22 Kevin Strijbos
24 Shaun Simpson
25 Clement Desalle
27 Arminas Jasikonis
45 Jake Nicholls
77 Alessandro Lupino
84 Jeffrey Herlings
89 Jeremy Van Horebeek
92 Valentin Guillod
99 Max Anstie
139 Nathen LaPorte
222 Antonio Cairoli
243 Tim Gajser
259 Glenn Coldenhoff
461 Romain Febvre
777 Evgeny Bobryshev
999 Rui Goncalves
The Mexican surface has been ripped and watered, ahead of a fiery weekend (Sean Ogden)

MX2

6 Benoit Paturel
10 Calvin Vlaanderen
18 Vsevolod Brylyakov
19 Thomas Kjer Olsen
33 Julien Lieber
41 Pauls Jonass
48 Jay Wilson
57 Darian Sanayei
61 Jorge Prado
64 Thomas Covington
66 Iker Larranaga Olano
67 Magnes Klingsheim
91 Jeremy Seewer
96 Hunter Lawrence
97 Maykal Grisha Ivanov
118 Stephen Rubini
128 Ivo Monticelli
142 Ivan Petrov
170 Caleb Ward
172 Brent Van Doninck
189 Brian Bogers
297 Anton Gole
321 Samuele Bernardini
426 Conrad Mewse
747 Michele Cervellin
811 Adam Sterry
919 Ben Watson
Suzuki hold an MX2 red plate for the first since Roczen had it in 2010 (Sean Ogden)

Timetables

Saturday

10:45 MX2 Free Practice
11:15 MXGP Free Practice
13:30 MX2 Time Practice
14:00 MXGP Time Practice
15:25 MX2 Qualifying Heat
16:00 MXGP Qualifying Heat

Sunday

10:25 MX2 Warm Up
10:45 MXGP Warm Up
12:15 MX2 Moto One
13:15 MXGP Moto One
15:10 MX2 Moto Two
16:10 MXGP Moto Two
After losing it in Qatar, Tim Gajser has finally captured the red plate again (Sean Ogden)

Standings

MXGP

1st Tim Gajser 106
2nd Antonio Cairoli 96
3rd Clement Desalle 91
4th Jeremy Van Horebeek 84
5th Evgeny Bobryshev 82
6th Gautier Paulin 72
7th Romain Febvre 65
8th Kevin Strjibos 56
9th Shaun Simpson 55
10th Max Anstie 49
Grabbing a Fox holeshot is important in the competitive MX2 class (Sean Ogden)

MX2

1st Jeremy Seewer 110
2nd Pauls Jonass 107
3rd Benoit Paturel 104
4th Julien Lieber 99
5th Thomas Kjer Olsen 99
6th Brent Van Doninck 73
7th Samuele Bernardini 70
8th Jorge Prado 67
9th Michele Cervellin 62
10th Vsevolod Brylyakov 59

Information

– The weather is going to be great this weekend, just as you would expect. Temperatures will soar to around thirty degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Keep an eye on the wind though, as it is expected to pick up as the weekend progresses and could cause some issues.

– We are seven hours behind the United Kingdom (and eight behind mainland Europe) currently, but that is all going to change on Saturday night! The clocks will change in Mexico at that point and we will then be just six hours behind the UK (and seven behind the rest of Europe). Don't worry too much though, as the times on MXGP-TV have already been adjusted accordingly.

Max Anstie has impressed a lot of people with his speed on a 450F (Sean Ogden)

– You, the fans, can feel more immersed in the action this year, thanks to Fox MX Manager. The fantasy game, which is based around the FIM Motocross World Championship for the first time, allows you to be a team manager and sign riders that fit into your large budget. Great prizes are available at each stop, like signed jerseys and tickets to the Motocross of Nations! You will also find a guide to round four of the game here.

– How can you watch the action as it happens this year? A comprehensive television guide will be available soon, but MXGP-TV is a great alternative. The online system, which requires you to pay a small fee, also streams the qualifying races each week. It is also worth checking out the MXGP-TV YouTube channel, we believe.

– Hey, we are back! After missing the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina, the full MX Vice team are present in Mexico and ready to provide interviews, updates, photos, videos, interview, opinions and much more! Stay tuned to this very site throughout the weekend.

– Injuries have hit MXGP over the last two weeks, so it is important that you visit this link in order to find out who is currently sat on the sidelines. The report features extensive updates on all injured riders.

– What's the circuit like in Mexico? What are conditions like? We have put an abundance of thoughts and observations into our pre-race report, which you'll find on this link. Happy reading!

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Sean Ogden

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