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ASW Racing at the Motocross of Nations (MXON)

09/10/2018

This weekend, October 6th and 7th happened the Motocross of Nations, held in the city of Buchanan, Michigan, USA. The city where the RedBud track is located, which has been hosting motocross races for more than 40 years, from amateurs to famous AMA Motocross National genres. The United States has not received the event for eight years. The country has a great tradition in this sport and hosts one of the greatest championships in the world.

Following the project ‘Going Global’ ASW Racing dressed three countries; Great Britain, Spain and Brazil, with athletes Tommy Searle; Carlos Campano; Gustavo Pessoa and Fabio Santos.

English Tommy Searle of Team Bike It DRT Kawasaki (team sponsored by ASW Racing) was the rider selected to represent Great Britain in MXGP, MXON’s main category. Among the ASW drivers, he was the best, with 10th place in the 3rd race, making Great Britain in 5th place in the general class.

Spanish Carlos Campano of the Yamaha Monster Energy Generation team (also sponsored by ASW Racing) was the rider selected to represent Spain in the OPEN category. Where it obtained 22nd place in both two heats, leaving the team Spain in 8th place in the general class.

“I felt good on the track, I was fast on the weekend, but I had some problems. In the first heat, I was recovering positions, I was 14th, and then I had to take my glasses off because of the mud, I went to 17th, The second bike with the MX1, I left behind, but had a good pace, I gained positions from the 30th to the 17th, but I ended up falling with Desalle.I recovered again, and finished in 22. He was happy for the result of the team, which finished eighth among all nations.”, said Campano.

The Brazilians Gustavo Pessoa (Team Bike It DRT Kawasaki) and Fabio Santos (Team Yamaha Monster Energy Generation) were chosen to represent Brazil in MXGP and OPEN, respectively, where they achieved 24th and 28th place, stating the Brazilian team in 17th place in the general class.

“I’m very happy with our participation, we managed to qualify directly for the finals after Saturday’s heats, something that Brazil could not do eight years ago, so that was a great achievement.” On Sunday, with a heavy track, we have given our best and we finished 17th overall, and now it is time to focus on the Brazilian championship, which still has two stages and I am Racing  for the MX2 bi-championship victory.”, said Fabio Santos.

Credits: Gabriel Mattos

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