Latvian becomes MX2 world champion

Latvian motocross rider Pauls Jonass  of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team was crowned the 2017 MX2 World Champion on September 17, reports LETA.

At the French Grand Prix, Jonass had to finish 12th or higher in Race 1 to take the title. However, it seemed he might have blown it when he went down after colliding with another rider at the start of the race, then fell again. Nevertheless, Jonass made up his way to sixth place to win the championship. In Race 2, Jonass finished third (and fifth overall).

Thomas Covington (United States) finished first overall at the MXGP of Montbeliard, Hunter Lawrence (Australia) was second and Jed Beaton (Australia) third.

In the final championship standings, Jonass was first with 771 points to his name, Jeremy Seewer (Switzerland) placed second with 732 points, and Thomas Kjer Olsen (Denmark) was third with 479 points.

You can read a full race report HERE.

Jonass was the overall winner at six events of the MX2 World Championship this season.

Jonass closed the previous championship in fifth place, while in 2015 he placed second.

There are four different classes of motocross: MXGP for 450cc machines, MX2 for 250cc machines, MX3 for 650cc machines and Women's MX.

 

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