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A sneak peak at MXGP State of Goias

Interestingly enough, this weekend will mark MXGP's only second stop in the Southern Hemisphere with the first being the first Brazilian round of MXGP which took place earlier this year in Beto Carerro.

So far the weather has been hot and dry with this month actually being the warmest and driest month of the year in this area. While the locals have said that the chance of rain is slim to none, it must have been our lucky week with an extremely rare storm whirling its way around the State of Goias on Wednesday dumping a ton of much needed water on the premises.

With the unexpected down pour adding some extra depth to the distinctive red clay we’ve come to know and love in Brazil, the track builders are out having a field day as they put the finishing touches on the super modern 100% man-made circuit. As a slight insight on what to expect from the track here in Trindade, it looks as though it will be very fun and flowing with plenty of perfectly formed jumps sure to encourage the riders to go big and throw big while it also embodies some man made hills which will witness a bit of scrubbing action, leaving a few other new and unique obstacles and berms to make up the rest of the track.

Meanwhile as water is continuously being thrown down in effort to keep the typically tacky red clay as moist as possible, the track crew here will be thankful for a rather short program this weekend with MXGP and MX2 being the only two categories to ride on the track.

As for the infrastructure, the paddock is similar to what was in Beto Carerro with big marquee’s homing the teams and riders, while the ever passionate Brazilian spectators are in for a treat with multiple grandstands standing approximately three to four stories high surrounding the entire track providing optimum viewing for all who show up to experience MXGP’s first ever State of Goias round.

Here is the timetable in GMT-3, Goiania local time:

SATURDAY: MX2 Free Practice 10:30; MXGP Free Practice 11:00; MX2 Time Practice 13:00; MXGP Time Practice 13:35; MX2 Qualifying race 15:10; MXGP Qualifying race 16:00.

SUNDAY: MX2 Warm-up 10:20; MXGP Warm-up 10:50; MX2 Race 1 12:10; MXGP Race 1 13:10; MX2 Race 2 15:10; MXGP Race 2 16:10.