Monster Energy / Pro Circuit / Kawasaki Power Through

12 09 2016

CORONA, CA – September 12, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Over the weekend, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team found themselves competing against the world’s best at the MXGP of the USA. The sun was out at Glen Helen Raceway and riders were welcomed with great racing conditions. Throughout the day, Austin Forkner and Chris Alldredge found themselves in intense battles during the day’s motos in MX2. Ready to switch things up, Arnaud Tonus entered the MXGP.

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Forkner Keeps Building
Throughout the past year, Austin Forkner has demonstrated great skill and true talent. Eager to wrap up the MXGP races, he quickly got to work during qualifying. The rookie finished second in Saturday’s qualifying and was ready for Sunday’s motos. Entering Moto 1, he was determined to lead the world’s best throughout the track. Consistently riding among the top of the pack, he found himself crossing the checkers in 3rd. He entered the second moto determined to charge through the pack and take the lead. Despite an incident in the opening lap, he was able to fight his way back towards the front of the pack. Austin ended his day in an overall 10th and looks forward to his next racing opportunity.

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“Not quite the way I wanted to end my season. I rode really well in my qualifier and managed to get another good start in Moto 1 where I finished on the box. I pushed it too hard in the last moto and ended up on the ground twice. I wish I could have ended my first year on a better note, but overall this season has been amazing and I’ve had a blast racing these last two MXGP’s against the World Champion.”

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Alldredge Pushes Through
Chris Alldredge arrived at Glen Helen ready for ride alongside the greats. During the day, he pushed himself and his KX250F throughout the track. Having only returned to racing recently, he showed great endurance during both motos. Chris Alldredge’s smooth and consistent riding style earned him 9th place.

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New Challenge for Tonus
Arnaud Tonus was ready for change and saw this weekend’s MXGP as an opportunity to change things up a little bit. Instead of joining his teammates Austin and Chris in MX2, Arnaud entered in this weekend’s elite MXGP. Having only a few short weeks to prepare, he still demonstrated an impressive performance. His talent and preparation kept him in a fighting position during the motos. He ended the day in 9th and looks forward to his continued growth.

“Today went well for me. I wasn’t quite sure how I’d do on the KX450, but after the qualifying race on Saturday, I felt very confident in my speed. I got two really good starts today and I felt I rode really well for the entire moto. I gave it everything I had today and I am happy with ninth overall. It was a lot of fun lining up alongside all of my old friends and competitors from Europe. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into 2017.”

MX2 Results from MXGP of the USA
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM)
2. Jeremy Martin (USA, HON)
3. Mitchell Harrison (USA, YAM)
4. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS)
5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ)
6. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM)
7. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM)
8. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS)
9. Chris Alldredge (USA, KAW)
10. Austin Forkner (USA, KAW)

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Eli Tomac (USA, KAW)
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM)
3. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON)
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS)
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON)
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM)
7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON)
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM)
9. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW)
10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM)

Source: Pro Circuit Products, Inc.

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