A Sad Day in MexicoSunday, May 13, 2012 | 11:05 AM
We've been following the reports of some rider dissatisfaction down in Mexico at the first-ever FIM World Championship Grand Prix, held in Guadalaja and promoted by former two-time World Champion Sebastien Tortelli. At issue were the track conditions, and the dust led all but two Grand Prix regulars -- Monster Energy Yamaha's Michael Leib and Honda-mounted Max Anstie -- to boycott Saturday's qualifying races. They ended up racing with nine local riders in the MX2 race, while right locals started the MX1 round.
Here's a report from the event by Alex Hodgkinson of MX Pure.
According to Jeff Cernic, who is on hand, the organizers were able to find 18 water trucks for today's race and hopefully the riders will feel that they can compete. The race is to begin at 3 p.m. ET (12 noon out west) and can be seen on www.mx-life.tv for a fee. See a photo of the track this morning below and photos from Sarah Guiterrez of the track yesterday.
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