This season MXGP and Athena are bringing a very exciting competition to the FIM Motocross World Championship!
Throughout the year fans have the opportunity to vote for the ‘Best Rider of the Year Sponsored by Athena’ in the MXGP category, with the votes tallied at every Grand Prix. A rider of the GP is chosen during each event in 2021 and the rider who receives the most points by the end of the season will walk away with the ultimate prize and be presented with the special award for ‘Best Rider of the Year Sponsored by Athena’!
Every Grand Prix Sunday a dedicated post is shared on MXGP’s official Facebook page under which fans can comment who their favourite rider of the weekend is, with voting closing after the second MXGP race of the day. The comments are then counted and the rider with the most votes is chosen as the best rider of that GP.
During the MXGP of Russia in Orlyonok, the overall winner, Tim Gajser of Team HRC was voted as the Best Rider of the Weekend, receiving 34.8% of votes! Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings were the second highest voted for riders, receiving 16.3% each, while Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing’s Pauls Jonass received 14% in votes.