The 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship charges on this weekend. Yes, yet another event. The thirteenth round of the Grand Prix series, the Grand Prix of Spain, is set to be run at the relatively new track of Intu Xanadu near Madrid. MXGP first visited the man-made venue one season ago and some riders, like Jeffrey Herlings and Pauls Jonass, have never ridden here. That adds an intriguing element to the round, as does the fact that there are some relevant wildcards on the provisional rider lists. Those lists are below, along with some notes.
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- Tom Guyon is coming off of his first EMX250 podium of the term, after skipping the first four months of the campaign with a broken collarbone (suffered in the week prior to the Grand Prix of Great Britain) and sprained wrist (suffered at the Grand Prix of Latvia). Guyon will race in MX2 for the first time this weekend.
- Kevin Horgmo is down to race in the MX2 class for the third time this weekend. Horgmo’s desperately chasing a full-time deal in the MX2 division, as the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship draws closer, so results at events like this are crucial. Will that pressure translate to positive results though?
- Joan Cros is down to race in the MXGP division! Cros is best known for racing in Monster Energy Supercross; he finished in twenty-first in the 450MX at Salt Lake City 2 earlier this year. Yes, this is a guy that makes mains from time to time! The last time that he raced in an Infront Moto Racing event (previously Youthstream) was in 2013; he finished eleventh overall at the second round of the MX3 series.
Thomas Kjer Olsen
Brent Van Doninck
Jeremy Van Horebeek
Rene De Jong
Roan van de Moosdijk
Kay de Wolf
Julian Vander Auwera
Bastian Boegh Damm