The inaugural event will be the fourth of ten back-to-back races scheduled to take place within four weeks. There are still 14 races remaining and 350 points up for grabs.
Since the season restarted in August, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer has scored the most points inside the premier class. After achieving a career milestone, his first-ever MXGP round victory at the MXGP of Lombardia in Mantova, Italy, Seewer has moved up into third position in the Championship Standings and trails the series leader by 30-points.
Extremely excited to ride at an all-new venue, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Gautier Paulin is looking forward to adding more points to his seventh position in the Championship Standings. The tall Frenchman proved that he has the speed to run upfront when he gets a good start by finishing second in the final race at the MXGP of Città di Mantova a week ago. That particular result highlighted the missing piece to the 21’s puzzle. This weekend, Paulin will be working on getting his YZ450FM promptly out of the gate in both races to challenge a place on the podium.
There is a chance that the Factory MXGP team will be back to full strength with the return of Arnaud Tonus at the MXGP of Spain. After missing two Grands Prix as an added precaution to a minor concussion, Tonus will consult his doctor later this week to determine if he is fit enough to line-up.
After taking his fourth Grand Prix win of the 2020 season three-days ago, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts has been concentrating on his rest and recovery as he looks to keep that same winning momentum in Madrid. The young Belgian had a costly two rounds prior and now trails the leader by 46-points.
Feeling motivated after an impressive final outing at the MXGP of Europe three-days ago, Ben Watson is keen to get back on his Monster Energy Yamaha Factory YZ250FM this week in preparation for another exciting Grand Prix. The British riders’ place in the championship, seventh, does not reflect his speed or ability. Still, he is not worried about the overall and remains focused on achieving more podium results.
While the MXGP and MX2 riders will take to the brand-new circuit on Sunday 11th October, the first wheels turned will be those of the EMX riders with the eighth and sixth rounds of the EMX250 and EMX125 Championships taking place on Saturday 10th.
Eager to race in Spain, Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s Thibault Benistant leads the EMX250 Championship by 28-points with three rounds remaining. From this point forward, consistency and mental strength will be necessary to the GYTR kitted YZ250F mounted Frenchman and he looks to wrap up his first EMX250 title.