PHILIPPARTS AND AGV ON THE PODIUM AT THE GP OF MEXICO
David Philippaerts wins the second heat and third overall position while Paulin fails to take part in the same heat due to mechanical problems.
Guadalajara (Mexico) 13 May 2012 – The AGV riders continue their role as key players in the premier class of the world motocross championship. The fourth round of the motocross GP, that was hosted in Mexico for the first time, saw David Philippaerts take the top place on the MX1 podium along with his AGV AX-8 EVO helmet. Finally, after a less than fortunate start to the season, David was able to show his true potential After a really tough first heat in which he had to enter the pit lane following an early crash, he fought his way back and finished tenth. The Yamaha Monster Energy rider had an outstanding second heat moving from sixth to first, passing all his rivals including the leader Tony Cairoli. David took the lead with five laps to go and stayed there until the chequered flag. A superb result for the former world champion from Tuscany who, in one fell swoop, now moves from ninth to sixth place overall in the provisional standings. Gautier Paulin was unlucky to suffer an engine failure on his Kawasaki during the second heat sighting lap and was unable to line up at the grid. Although the French rider didn't make a great start in the first heat, he managed to come home in fourth despite the fact that had difficulty finding a feel for Mexican track with its hard base that made the terrain slippery.
The next round will be the GP of Brazil at Beto Carrero, 100 km from Florianopolis.