The latest news from the Maxxis sponsored riders in the MXGP 2020

15 September 2020

Round Eight - MXGP of Emilia Romagna
In this third and last race held on the Monte Coralli circuit, Bonacorsi had two extraordinary comebacks shortly after halfway through the race, in the second heat even from 16th position, which both times brought him to the lead until the finish line. 

This amazing result and staying ahead of the Spanish of GasGas Guillem Farras and David Braceras allowed him to extend the gap in the championship standings, which now sees him 34 points over Farras. Also, the Maxxis rider Andrea Roncoli finished in the top-ten in the same category, at the 9th place. A result that allowed him to conquer the 8th position in the championship.

The Maxxcross MX-ST tyres also accompanied the Husqvarna Maddii Racing rider Federico Tuani on the podium of the EMX2T, finishing 3rd at the end of two important performances. The Canadian Kade Walker stood out finishing 5th, one position ahead of Eugenio Barbaglia, who moved up to the 2nd place in the championship with just one point ahead of his teammate Tuani.

Round seven - MXGP of Citta di Faenza
Maxxis Tyres claimed a second consecutive victory with the Italian rider Andrea Bonacorsi, in the EMX125. He conquered the 1st position of the championship with a 26-point advantage over Pietro Razzini.

Maxxis Tyres also hit the podium in EMX2T, in which the Canadian Kade Walker was the author of a brilliant race finishing in 2nd place behind the championship leader Brad Anderson.

Mattia Guadagnini was the protagonist of the MX2: in pole position at the start of the first heat, he rode a gritty race, ending 6th with his best result of the season. In the second heat he classified 8th, closing the day 7th overall.

Round six - MXGP of Italy
Maxxis had yet another successful round at the championships with the Italian rider from Bergamo, Andrea Bonacorsi, who won both races of the EMX125 with two very gritty performances. A deserved success for the Fantic Motor rider, who competed with the Maxxcross MX-ST tyres as did all the other Maxxis riders, and reached the top of the championship standings on equal points with Liam Everts.

"It’s been a perfect day for me with two wins. In the first race, I took the first place and then I took a bit of a gap between the other riders, but then in the second race it was a little bit harder, but I won again and I’m really happy about it. I’d like to thank my team, my sponsors and the Fantic guys because they do an amazing job. Now I’m on the same points as first place so I’m also really happy about that and hoping for some good races in the next two rounds.” - Andrea Bonacorsi, September 2020

The MaxxCross MX-ST also shined in the opening round of the 2T European Championship, which saw the young Federico Tuani conquering the second place overall after finishing third in the first race, with a good comeback in the opening, and after a solid second race ending in second position. Also in the same category, MarioTamai, Eugenio Barbaglia and Gianluca Deghi stood out, finishing in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively.

Round five - MXGP of Kegums
The European 125 champion Mattia Guadagnini was the highlight of the EMX250 with two fantastic performances that gave him the 3rd step of the podium. Above all, he earned a position in the championship standings that now sees him in the 2nd place behind the Frenchman, Thibault Benistant.

“I have always felt good with Maxxis tyres“ - commented Guadagnini at the end of the race - “and also on this ground I had good performance support both at the start, as I demonstrated in today's second round by coming out ahead of everyone, and in the other parts of the track, where soft and hard terrain alternated. I'm really happy because I couldn't ask more than this result “. - Mattia Guadagnini, August 2020

Also Liam Everts, becoming more and more familiar with his 250 bike, rode better than the previous race, so much so that he was able to finish in the top-ten thanks to an 11th and a 7th place that earned him the 9th overall and the 7th in the championship ranking. On the other hand, the German Max Spies this time got 13th place, due to a painful first round in which he remained all the time in the middle of the group and a second round in which he ended 10th. 

Round four - MXGP of Riga
The fourth race of the Motocross World Championship and second consecutive race in Latvia on the circuit of Kegums.

The Italian Mattia Guadagnini, despite a difficult day, still managed to keep his 3rd position in the championship. The Husqvarna Maddii Racing team rider opened the first round with a good recovery from mid-group that brought him to 4th place, but a start from last positions compromised his second round making him end 14th. This result made him close the GP 8th overall. Max Spies got two positions above Guadagnini gaining a deserved 6th place overall.

Liam Everts is becoming more and more familiar with his 250cc bike, to finish in the top-ten thanks to an 11th and a 7th place that made him 9th overall and lead him to the 7th place in the championship ranking.

The competitiveness of Ruben Fernandez brought his Yamaha SD Corse to the 12th place, despite a start from last positions and some falls, and then to the 7th place, after a comeback from positions behind. 

Brian Bogers and Michele Cervellin, despite excellent starting positions of 6th and 3rd, came across the circuit's difficulties by closing the race 14th and 16th. A result that leads the Dutchman to climb a few steps in the championship standings, which now sees him in 13th place, while the Italian maintains his 14th place.

Round three - MXGP of Latvia 
After a five-month break due to the COVID-19 emergency, the World Championship and the European Motocross Championship are finally back, starting from Latvia, where three consecutive races are scheduled in seven days.

Maxxis' race weekend opened with the fantastic performance of Mattia Guadagnini in the EMX250. Guadagnini gained the second step of the podium in this race and climbed the overall standings to third place, positioning himself just 11 points behind the French leader.


The World Championship held on Sunday brought Maxxis tyres to the fore again with the 4th place in MX2 of the Spanish Ruben Fernandez, author of an excellent performance. The Yamaha SD Corse rider made two extraordinary starts, with which he underlined the traction qualities of the Maxxis MX-SM on soft ground, and a gritty first-round closed in 3rd place, while in the second round he finished 7th hindered by a couple of falls.


Round two - MXGP of The Netherlands
The Dutch Grand Prix marked the opening of the 250 European championship where Maxxis MaxxCross tyres placed themselves in the top ten of the category with two riders.

The best result came from the current EMX125 leader Liam Everts, who, waiting to take part in the second race of the championship, trained well riding his 4-stroke 250 bike, finishing in a respectable 6th place.

A good performance was also had for the reigning EMX125 champion Mattia Guadagnini, whose debut in the major class was made more demanding by the heavy race conditions. However, the Husqvarna Maddii Racing rider raced with a good progression finishing the first round 12th and the second 4th, achieving a satisfactory 9th place overall.

Mattia Guadagnini Maxxis tyres

To satisfy the need for maximum traction and directionality, Maxxis riders relied on the Maxxcross MX-ST tyres for the front wheel and MX-SM tyres for the rear wheel, which proved to be the perfect choice for the conditions due to the sandy terrain and the rain throughout the weekend.


Round one - Success for Liam Everts and Maxxis at the MXGP of Great Britain
Just like the start of the 2019 EMX125 season, this year Maxxis tyres yet again dominated the opening round of the European 125 championship, held on the demanding British track of Matterley Basin.

The wet conditions over the weekend meant that Maxxis riders opted for the Maxxcross MX-ST both on the front and on the rear, due to its excellent grip and directional performance derived from the design of the blocks and the calibrated compound for soft terrains. Among these riders, there was Liam Everts, son of the 10 times World champion Stefan and grandson of the motocross World champion Harry, who imposed his clear superiority in both races securing a fantastic Maxxis win.

Liam Everts wins EMX125

In the same class, the Maxxcross MX-ST also distinguished itself for the performance of the Fantic Motor officer Andrea Bonacorsi, who, after retiring from the first heat due to problems with the bike, redeemed himself in the next one and finished 5th.

Alberto Forato at MXGP of GB

A brilliant performance was also had for the Husqvarna Maddii Racing Italian rider Alberto Forato, who disputed two gritty races in the MX2 achieving the 6th final place; his teammate Mattia Guadagnini finished 12th and the Spanish Ruben Fernandez also made a mark, with two starts in the first five positions which underlined the special grip offered by the Maxxcross MX-ST in the mud.

Mattia Guadagnini at MXGP of GB

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