Monster Kawasaki’s Romain Febvre was the big winner of the day in the opening international motocross of the season at Riola Sardo on Sardinia.

Both Febvre and new team-mate Ivo Monticelli again swept through the first turn of the prestigious SuperFinal in the top three and Febvre again shadowed the early leader before taking top spot in the closing stages for his first race victory, while Monticelli rode a solid race to finish fifth.

“This morning I posted a good result in the timed practice session and later I got two great starts which is just what we wanted,” explained Febvre.


“In the MX1 race I had a good rhythm racing with Prado but after ten minutes I suffered arm pump and there was no other option than to reduce my pace. I didn’t want to take any risks, so I just finished the race and I knew that I wouldn’t have similar troubles with my arms in the SuperFinal.

“Once more I had a good start in second and took the win; it’s nice to get my first victory of the season, even if it’s not so significant as the first GP is still some months away. This week we will test some more parts to prepare for the next races.”

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