Published on 24 May 2012 by Adriano
Speed, Mud and Glory: these three words are quite familiar to the millions of Motocross fans spread around the world. These are also the three words that five-time World Champion Tony Cairoli has tattooed on his shoulder to celebrate his world, his life and his greatest passion. However, today we would like to focus on the word ‘mud’, as there was plenty of it at the Beto Carrero track, where the last round of the MX1 and MX2 World Championships took place.
Our pals from twin-site Motoblog.it provided us with this astonishing photo gallery that shows just how dirty a dirt track can get, and we just cannot help but feel amazed at the guts these guys have shown taking on that sort of mud waves. Some of them just got rid of the goggles and carried on ‘face-in-the wind’. Well, not really …. This one goes out to those who think that, in the comparison with GP racing, Motocross is a sport for sissies or something like that. Speaking of which, there were also some ladies battling on in that lake of mud, proving that you can have “certain attributes” even if you happen to wear skirts every now and then. Just saying..
Joking aside, we do know there are quite a few MotoGP and WSB riders that likes to train on dirt bikes in their time off, although they are usually challenging each other in a small private runway and with the company of some cold beer. Do you think they would be up for a race in this sort of conditions? While you think about it, enjoy this spectacular gallery.
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