What a day in Afyon for the seventeenth round of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship. The racing day was eventful as after the rain of Saturday, the hard pack track challenged the riders throughout the whole day.

In MXGP, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser marked his big return one year after his last podium and victory to win again in the MXGP of Turkiye. Kawasaki Racing Team’s Romain Febvre got his 7th podium in a row and finished second, reducing by many points the gap in the Championship.  Rounding the podium, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team’s Maxime Renaux also signed a great comeback on the box for the first time since coming back from his injury.

In MX2, Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Liam Everts won a back-to-back Grand Prix to keep his title chances alive while F&H Kawasaki Racing Team’s Kevin Horgmo finally made it on the well-deserved podium with second overall, thanks to his first race win of the season. Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team’s Jago Geerts rounded the podium for the first time since his return from injury.

The MXGP of Turkiye was a complete success with excellent and eventful races throughout the whole day for the delight of all the Turkish fans present in Afyon. All the officials and politicians present during the opening ceremony were also present which shows the importance of this event for the whole region. The Grand Prix was also the occasion for the large crowd to participate in the lively and great Moto Fest during each evening to listen and watch incredible performances from many artists.