For round three of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the cream of the crop head to South America this weekend for the MXGP of Brazil. Held at one of the nation’s largest theme parks, Beto Carrero, it’s a typically Brazilian festival of a grand prix.
The Beto Carrero track is unique in that it’s the only event of the year based within a theme park, and the Brazilian passion for sport, in what is a significant sporting year for the nation, makes it a true spectacle.
Following impressive showings in both Qatar and Thailand, Team HRC’s Max Nagl will be looking to build upon his current standing of 2nd overall in this year’s championship riding the Honda CRF450RW.
The young German won the season opener in Qatar and currently lies just shy of championship leader Antonio Cairoli.
Evgeny Bobryshev will also be looking to build on a solid start to the season, though his focus in Brazil will be on safely continuing the rehabilitation of his ankle following recent surgery.
The infamous Brazilian weather is set to play a part once again in 2014, particularly as this season the race is held earlier in the year, during the region’s rainy season.