Perfection in Argentina

Courtesy of Youthstream

In any sport perfection is pretty hard to find, be it football, tennis, rugby or motocross. Last weekend around the Patagonia circuit in Neuquen, Argentina, two men in fact finished with the perfect weekend.

Both Tim Gajser in the MXGP class and Pauls Jonass in the MX2 class went 1-1-1 for victories in the Saturday qualification race and the two races on Sunday. But these two didn’t just win the races, they showed amazing control and consistency in their victories.

Hardly putting a foot wrong, and leading just about all the laps, with Gajser leading 34 of the 37 MXGP laps, and Jonass leading 36 of the 37 laps in MX2. Pretty impressive stuff from both winners.

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Jonass knew it was going to be a good weekend as soon as he got off the plane in Argentina.

“I was already excited to go to Argentina” Jonass said. “Because it’s a nice place, nice track and a good organization. I got really good start in the qualification race, I was behind Jorge, but I made a quick pass and led all the race. I did pretty much the same in the first and second races on Sunday. I really enjoyed the racing and riding that track. I was really happy to 1-1 again.”

As for Gajser, his strong showing in last year’s Argentinean event gave him enough confidence that he would have a good weekend around the beautifully prepared circuit.

“I am really happy,” Gajser said. “Finally grabbed a win in 2017 and I am happy with the performance. I really like the track, it was amazing, although a little sketchy in some places, but a really nice track. It was actually a perfect weekend. I really enjoyed the track and I know I was riding well. The crowds here were good and it was nice to hear them cheering when I came past them on the last lap. They have made a few changes to the track this year which suited me. The season didn’t start in the best way but I have been working really hard and training back at home, I never stop working and it’s now paying off. We are just at the beginning of the season but I aim to ride consistent and get more podiums.”

Now the two riders will more than likely take a weekend off, then head to Mexico, for the fourth round of the series full of confidence, and their mental strength stronger than ever. If Argentina was anything to go by, then their competition better have their A-Game on, otherwise it’s going to be another lesson in perfect riding.


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Geoff Meyer


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