Upcoming Race: RD5 MXGP of Czech Repuplic
Sunday, July 25, 2021 6:00 AM CST
New York, NY
Round 5 of our Frodaddy 21MXGP game takes place in the Czech Republic at the historic Loket MX. The Grand Prix of the Czech Republic, or Czechia as it is now labelled, has a rich history. The circuit may not be the most spectacular or enjoyable on the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar, but countless memorable moments have unravelled on the hard-pack hillside over the years. Loket was created in 1973, altho the history books are really being cracked open at the 2005 Grand Prix. Kevin Strijbos was an exciting young prospect at this point, which puts the amount of time that has passed into perspective. Strijbos, who rode for the same Suzuki World MXGP at the time, endured an injury-riddled campaign in 2005, but returned at the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.
Although Strijbos had a difficult season thus far, he turned things around at Loket and burst into the limelight. A fourth in the first moto was an improvement, as he had not finished that high up since the final event the year before, but he then blew everyone away with a heroic ride in the second encounter. Strijbos moved past Josh Coppins on lap fifteen of twenty to record his maiden moto win and then stood atop the podium for the first time in his career. It is also worth noting that Christophe Pourcel claimed the first moto win of his career in MX2 on the same day.
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