The second round of the 2023 E-Xplorer FIM World Cup produced a second win in a row for the Japanese MIE team of the Spanish pairing of Jorge Zaragoza and Sandra Gómez in a thrilling final. The duo, riding the EMX XF30, led by the Japanese sensation, Midori Moriwaki, were the class of the field. The location for this event could not have been more dramatic with a back drop of Mont Blanc and The Matterhorn. The Australian team Flairriders also riding the EMX XF30 ended up P8 after a fantastic race!
“It was very different from the Round One in Catalunya,” said Jorge Zaragoza. “I am a motocross rider so it was challenging for me here with the logs and the obstacles, but Sandra, my team mate, really helped me with this format and we talked a lot and combined our experience to great effect. The whole event has been amazing. It was certainly one of the best races I have ever won thanks to this stunning location. It has been a fantastic two days.”
“In this championship, we don’t know the tracks until we get here,” said Sandra Gómez. “I loved the lay out and it suited me. But more than anything it was amazing to be racing so high up in the Swiss Alps with Montblanc and the Matterhorn in the background.”
The event, which was attended by senior members of the FIM, including the President Jorge Viegas who presented the winning trophy, has been heralded a huge success and the series is now looking forward to Round Three which takes place on Saturday July 29 in Auvergne, France.