MXGP of Switzerland: Preview, Key info and How to watch

MXPG Serdegna 2023, Riola Sardo Rider: Seewer

IMPORTANT: Down below you will find the list of live channels to follow the MXGP races.

The third round of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship is coming back to Frauenfeld on the 8th & 10th of April for the MXGP of Switzerland Presented by iXS. Here is the list of TV channels that will air the action. You can follow all the updates and results through our social medias: Instagram and Twitter.

Along with MXGP and MX2, the supporting classes will also be competing in Switzerland with the second round of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship and the first round of the season for the FIM Motocross European Championship EMX125 presented by FMF.

In WMX, RFME GASGAS WMX Team’s Daniella Guillen won her first GP of her career in Sardinia with a 2-1 and showing a strong and skilful riding throughout the weekend. Other riders to watch will be the young Lotte Van Drunen who started the season incredibly by winning the first race of the season and finishing second overall while Ceres 71 Racing’s Nancy Van de Ven showed that we can count on her to be competing for the top spot again this year as she finished second in race 2, despite a crash on race 1 and DRT Kawasaki’s Courtney Duncan going 4-3 and the third place overall.

Daniela Guillen looking for back-to-back wins in the WMX class – Photo: JP Acevedo

The EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing, it will be really open this year with many new riders coming to the category for the first time. This first round will be a good time to get some clues on who will be fighting for the top spots this season. However, the first mission they had is qualifying for the races, as the season opener for this race is stacked with almost 100 riders in the entry list looking to take part of the races. Time Qualifying session will be crucial for many of them.

The Red Plate holder Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado has been riding superbly so far, taking the maximum points in RAM Qualifying Races in Argentina and Sardinia and winning 2 races out of 4, the Spaniard is on a great form and is determined to win his first GP this season. Having won the last edition in Switzerland in MX2 will certainly help him in his quest to keep the championship leadership. On the other side, riders like Jeremy Seewer, Ruben Fernandez, Maxime Renaux and Romain Febvre will be looking for redemption after a rough weekend in Riola Sardo.

Meanwhile, Herlings is coming to Switzerland with plenty of confidence as he won the last GP in Sardinia, winning his 100th GP along the way. The ‘bullet’ is showing that he is already up to speed after missing the 2022 season and being 2ndoverall in the Championship standing. 

By the way, here are 6 things you must know about the MXGP of Switzerland:

Top 10 MXGP Standings after round 2:

PosRiderPoints
1Jorge Prado100
2Jeffrey Herlings93
3Maxime Renaux78
4Romain Febvre78
5Glenn Coldenhoff75
6Calvin Vlaanderen65
7Ruben Fernandez 63
8Jeremy Seewer57
9Pauls Jonass56
10Mattia Guadagnini55
Photo: JP Acevedo

The start of the 2023 campaign in MX2 has seen the near total dominance of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team’s Jago Geerts so far. The Belgian won the first 2 GPs with a perfect 1-1 in Argentina and 2-1 in Sardinia, along with topping both RAM Qualifying Races. However, like Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team’s Thibault Benistant fighting with Geerts in Argentina, Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Kay de Wolf showed his great potential in Sardinia as he went 1-2 and could have been the one to win the GP. Benistant also got to the last step of the podium for the second time this season. This demonstrates that de Wolf and Benistant are up there with Geerts and could be the ones to upset the Belgian’s lead so far.

Just behind the trio are teammates Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Andrea Adamo and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Simon Laegenfelder, 4th and 5th respectively, who also have shown that they can compete at time with the front three. Adamo is consistent so far with 2nd place overall in Argentina and 6th in Sardinia while Laengenfelder improved on his 7th place on the first round by going 3-7 in Sardinia and getting the 4thoverall. 

The other riders who could well battling for the top points will be F&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team’s Kevin Horgmo, Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Roan Van de Moosdijk and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Liam Everts who are 6th, 7th and 8th in the Championships respectively and have all found themselves fighting at the top at one point during the first two rounds. They all could use their experience of this beginning of the campaign to find the ways to move up in the Championship standing after Switzerland.

Top 10 MX2 Championship standings after round 2:

PosRiderPoints
1Jago Geerts117
2Kay de Wolf87
3Thibault Benistant86
4Andrea Adamo83
5Simon Langenfelder79
6Kevin Horgmo68
7Roan Van De Moosdijk67
8Liam Everts61
9Lucas Coenen52
10Jan Pancar40
We will see another MX2 winner or Jago Geerts will keep the momentum with a third win in a row? – Photo: JP Acevedo

MXGP-TV TIMETABLE:

SessionLocal Time
SATURDAY:
Studio Show12:00
WMX Race 115:05
EMX125 Race 115:45
MX2 RAM Qualifying Race16:35
MXGP RAM Qualifying Race17:20
MONDAY:
WMX Race 29:45
EMX125 Race 211:30
MX2 Race 113:15
MXGP Race 114:15
MX2 Race 216:10
MXGP Race 117:10

LIVE CHANNELS FROM…

These are the live channels where you can follow all races of MXGP and MX2 classes.

BELGIUM – PLAY SPORTS OPEN:

  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MX2 Race 1 – 13:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 1 – 14:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MX2 Race 2 – 16:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 2 – 17:00 CEST – LIVE

FRANCE – AUTOMOTO LA CHAINE:

  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MX2 Race 1 – 13:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 1 – 14:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MX2 Race 2 – 16:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 2 – 17:00 CEST – LIVE

ITALI – RAI SPORT HD:

  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 1 – 14:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 2 – 17:00 CEST – LIVE

SWITZERLAND – SRG:

  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MX2 Race 1 – 13:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 1 – 14:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MX2 Race 2 – 16:00 CEST – LIVE
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 2 – 17:00 CEST – LIVE

SPAIN – RTVE PLAY:

  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 1 – 14:00 CEST LIVE streaming
  • Monday 10 April 2023  – MXGP Race 2 – 17:00 CEST – LIVE streaming

AUSTRALIA –

MXGP- TV PACKAGE:

As always, MXGP fans can follow the races LIVE throughout the weekend, all you need to do is log onto www.MXGP-TV.com Saturday and Sunday and you can have a full racing weekend as you can watch not only MXGP and MX2 but also WMX and EMX250 action from where you wish.

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