The MXGP of Pays de Montbéliard represents the nineteenth and final round of the FIM Motocross World Championship for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing's Romain Febvre and Jeremy Van Horebeek, and Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP's Shaun Simpson and Arnaud Tonus.
This weekend Yamaha's MXGP riders will be racing at a typical French style motocross track that sprawls the hills of Villars-sous-Ecot, in France. It is a place that resonates well with Romain Febvre as it is the circuit that saw him claim his first ever Grand Prix win in the premier class - back in 2015. The Frenchman has been gaining momentum throughout the season and landed on the second step of the podium, for the second time this year, at the MXGP of The Netherlands last weekend. He is currently sixth place in the provisional Championship Standings, only 6-points shy of the recently dethroned world champion Tim Gajser. A top-five finish in the championship classification is still possible.