2023 MXGP of Switzerland | Kate Kowalchuk Checks in from Frauenfeld


2023 MXGP of Switzerland | Kate Kowalchuk Checks in from Frauenfeld

Photographs and story by Kate Kowalchuk

Jago Geerts MXGP
#93 Jago Geerts.

This early within the season there’s all the time one thing altering and one thing taking place in each
courses. Going into the 12 months everybody thought Manufacturing unit Yamaha’s #93 Jago Geerts was going to
run away with the MX2 title this season as he and former MX2 Champion Manufacturing unit KTM’s Tom
Vialle
(who’s now racing within the US) dominated the races final 12 months. Nevertheless, the brand new wave of
MX2 guys beg to vary and got here out of this off season prepared to offer Geerts a run for his cash.

Thibault Benistant MXGP
#198 Thibault Benistant.

Geerts was main the championship by 30 factors going into Switzerland this weekend however with
a crash in each moto he ended up 7-3 dropping 10 factors in his championship lead over his
teammate #198 Thibault Benistant who went 3-1 for 1 st general in Switzerland.

Andrea Adamo MXGP
#80 Andrea Adamo.

Following him going 3-2 and getting his first holeshot of the season was Manufacturing unit KTM rider #80 Andrea Adamo. Below the management and coaching of Joel Smets, Adamo had an unimaginable off season and has come flying out of the gate with fairly the begin to the MX2 season.

#74 Kay De Wolf.

Rounding out the rostrum was Manufacturing unit Husqvarna Nestaan’s #74 Kay De Wolf who went 2-3 for third general this weekend.

#39 Roan Van De Moosdijk.

De Wolf’s teammate #39 Roan Van De Moosdijk had a formidable first moto getting 1st for less than
the second time of his profession however his first time with this workforce. Sadly, after a tough begin
within the second moto and a small crash he completed simply shy of the rostrum this weekend.

There have been lots of people assuming Geerts would run away with the title this season, however you
have 4 or 5 riders behind him ensuring that doesn’t occur. This class is unquestionably one to
watch this season to see if an underdog can come up and steal this championship from
Geerts – theres loads of racing left.

MX2 – GP Classification

Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Complete
1 198 Benistant, Thibault FRA FFM YAM 18 25 43
2 80 Adamo, Andrea ITA FMI KTM 20 22 42
3 74 de Wolf, Kay NED KNMV HUS 22 18 40
4 39 Van De Moosdijk, Roan NED KNMV HUS 25 13 38
5 93 Geerts, Jago BEL FMB YAM 14 20 34
6 516 Laengenfelder, Simon GER DMSB GAS 16 16 32
7 72 Everts, Liam BEL FMB KTM 13 15 28
8 24 Horgmo, Kevin NOR NMF KAW 12 14 26
9 253 Pancar, Jan SLO AMZS KTM 11 12 23
10 125 Weckman, Emil FIN SML HON 9 11 20
11 44 Elzinga, Rick NED KNMV YAM 10 10 20
12 96 Coenen, Lucas BEL FMB HUS 15 5 20
13 12 Chambers, Jack USA AMA KAW 7 9 16
14 22 Braceras, David ESP RFME KAW 6 8 14
15 51 Oliver, Oriol ESP RFME KTM 8 6 14
16 11 Haarup, Mikkel DEN DMU KTM 4 7 11
17 17 Toendel, Cornelius NOR NMF KTM 3 4 7
18 67 Martinez, Yago ESP RFME KTM 5 2 7
19 313 Polak, Petr CZE ACCR YAM 2 3 5
20 64 Ciabatti, Lorenzo ITA FMI KTM 0 1 1

MX2 – World Championship Classification

Pos Nr Rider Nat. Bike Complete ARG SAR SUI TRE POR ESP FRA LAT GER INA INA CZE BEL FIN SWE NED TUR VIE GBR
1 93 Geerts, Jago BEL YAM 159 10
25-25
10
22-25
8
14-20
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2 198 Benistant, T. FRA YAM 139 6
22-13
7
18-20
10
18-25
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3 74 de Wolf, Kay NED HUS 136 5
15-11
9
25-22
9
22-18
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4 80 Adamo, Andrea ITA KTM 131 9
20-20
3
16-15
6
20-22
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5 39 Van De Moosdijk, R. NED HUS 112 4
18-14
2
13-16
7
25-13
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6 516 Laengenfelder, S. GER GAS 111 8
13-16
8
20-14
0
16-16
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
7 24 Horgmo, Kevin NOR KAW 94 2
12-22
6
14-12
0
12-14
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
8 72 Everts, Liam BEL KTM 94 7
16-8
5
12-13
5
13-15
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
9 96 Coenen, Lucas BEL HUS 72 3
0-12
4
15-18
0
15-5
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
10 253 Pancar, Jan SLO KTM 66 0
11-9
0
9/11
3
11-12
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 125 Weckman, Emil FIN HON 56 0
7-10
0
10-9
0
9/11
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 44 Elzinga, Rick NED YAM 56 1
14-18
1
0-0
2
10-10
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 51 Oliver, Oriol ESP KTM 35 – – 0
11-10
0
8-6
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
14 22 Braceras, D. ESP KAW 33 0
9-0
0
4-5
1
6-8
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
15 67 Martinez, Yago ESP KTM 32 0
10-6
0
7-2
0
5-2
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 11 Haarup, Mikkel DEN KTM 30 0
0-15
4
4-7
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
17 17 Toendel, C. NOR KTM 24 0
0-5
0
5-7
0
3-4
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 12 Chambers, Jack USA KAW 16 – – – – 0
7-9
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 180 Ambjörnson, L. SWE HUS 14 0
8-0
0
3-3
0
0-0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 27 Guyon, Tom FRA FAN 12 0
5-7
0
0-0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

On the subject of courses to look at this season, in case you are a fan of Motocross and also you aren’t
watching the MXGP, class what are you doing?! Any man within the prime 5 might win any given moto,
particularly with the qualifying race now having factors, each race is value watching.

With Honda HRC Tim Gajser lacking the primary couple rounds because of a damaged femur in pre-season there
have been many trying ahead to each Kawasaki’s #3 Romain Febvre and KTM’s #84 Jeffery Herlings
coming in wholesome this 12 months.

Jeffrey Herlings MXGP
#84 Jeffrey Herlings.

Most eyes have been on Herlings this season as he missed final season because of a number of surgical procedures correcting a pre-season and previous accidents. Many weren’t certain if it could take him a number of races to get again into issues, however he got here out and had a really spectacular first 2 rounds. With Switzerland being laborious packed it was not Herlings’ finest weekend however, with two good begins and clean constant using he was in a position to stroll away 6-4 moto scores and remains to be second within the championship hunt.

Main the championship proper now’s Manufacturing unit Fuel Fuel Rider #61 Jorge Prado who has had a formidable begin to the season. He has received each qualifying race and three out of 6 of the motos this season to date. Many are curious to see if he can carry this using all the best way to the tip of the season or is he going to take a flip like he has in earlier seasons.

This weekend was a lot of the identical, successful the qualifying race, getting 2 out of three holeshots and going 1-3 for 2nd general.

Maxime Rernaux MXGP
#959 Maxime Renaux.

Swapping moto scores with Prado going 3-1 for 1st general this weekend was Manufacturing unit Yamaha’s #959 Maxime Renaux who’s a robust title contender for this season. He struggled the primary couple rounds with a crash each moto however this weekend he positively redeemed himself getting his first GP win of the season. Regardless of having a crash each moto he confirmed spectacular velocity getting again up into the highest 5, so we knew his time to shine was across the nook and it confirmed. Switzerland was THE weekend for him. Can he proceed it into Arco this weekend?

Romain Febvre MXGP
#3 Romain Febvre.

Rounding out the rostrum was Manufacturing unit Kawasaki’s #3 Romain Febvre who went 3-2 on the
weekend and appears to have made some massive enhancements on the bike.

Jeremy Seewer MXGP
#91 Jeremy Seewer.

Lots of people are most likely questioning the place hometown hero Manufacturing unit Yamaha #91 Jeremy Seewer was this weekend and, sadly, he was cross-jumped within the first moto and had a small crash within the
second moto. It simply was not his weekend however we sit up for seeing him bounce again this
weekend.

Jorge Prado leads the championship by 21 factors going into Arco this weekend, however there are solely
5 factors separating the three riders that observe behind him. This MXGP class is the one to look at this
season. It’s anyone’s race ,any given day, and the best way these prime guys are sending it, you simply
can’t miss it! See you in Arco Trentino this weekend for Spherical 4!

MXGP – GP Classification

Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Complete
1 959 Renaux, Maxime FRA FFM YAM 22 25 47
2 61 Prado, Jorge ESP RFME GAS 25 20 45
3 3 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM KAW 20 22 42
4 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 15 18 33
5 10 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV YAM 18 14 32
6 70 Fernandez, Ruben ESP RFME HON 16 13 29
7 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FFM HON 14 12 26
8 303 Forato, Alberto ITA FMI KTM 9 15 24
9 919 Watson, Ben GBR ACU BET 10 11 21
10 101 Guadagnini, Mattia ITA FMI GAS 12 9 21
11 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS YAM 1 16 17
12 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA FFM YAM 11 6 17
13 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI BET 6 10 16
14 38 Rubini, Stephen FRA FFM HON 7 8 15
15 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV YAM 13 1 14
16 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI FMS YAM 8 0 8
17 87 Brumann, Kevin SUI FMS YAM 0 7 7
18 71 Spies, Maximilian GER DMSB KTM 3 3 6
19 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE SVEMO HON 4 2 6
20 189 Bogers, Brian NED KNMV HON 0 5 5

MXGP – World Championship Classification

Pos Nr Rider Nat. Bike Complete ARG SAR SUI TRE POR ESP FRA LAT GER INA INA CZE BEL FIN SWE NED TUR VIE GBR
1 61 Prado, Jorge ESP GAS 155 10
25-15
10
25-15
10
25-20
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2 84 Herlings, J. NED KTM 134 1
18-22
8
22-22
8
15-18
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3 959 Renaux, Maxime FRA YAM 131 8
20-12
0
18-20
6
22-25
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4 3 Febvre, Romain FRA KAW 129 6
22-16
6
10-18
9
20-22
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5 10 Vlaanderen, C. NED YAM 101 5
10-11
3
20-16
4
18-14
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6 70 Fernandez, R. ESP HON 94 7
16-25
5
0-10
2
16-13
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
7 259 Coldenhoff, G. NED YAM 90 4
14-7
9
16-25
1
13-1
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
8 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI YAM 79 0
4-20
4
15-14
5
1-16
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
9 303 Forato, A. ITA KTM 76 0
12-8
0
13-12
7
9-15
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
10 101 Guadagnini, M. ITA GAS 76 9
11-13
2
11-9
0
12-9
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT HON 56 3
15-18
0
9/11
0
0-0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 92 Guillod, V. SUI HON 54 2
7-9
0
4-3
3
14-12
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 919 Watson, Ben GBR BET 51 0
9-6
0
7-8
0
10-11
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
14 6 Paturel, B. FRA YAM 51 0
8-10
1
8-7
0
11-6
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
15 32 Van doninck, B. BEL HON 50 0
13-0
7
12-13
0
5-0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 189 Bogers, Brian NED HON 39 0
5-14
0
14-1
0
0-5
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
17 77 Lupino, A. ITA BET 28 0
0-4
0
2-6
0
6-10
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE HON 26 0
6-5
0
5-4
0
4-2
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 38 Rubini, S. FRA HON 15 – – – – 0
7-8
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 226 Koch, Tom GER KTM 11 – – 0
6-5
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
21 71 Spies, M. GER KTM 11 – – 0
3-2
0
3-3
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
22 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI YAM 8 – – – – 0
8-0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
23 87 Brumann, Kevin SUI YAM 8 – – 0
1-0
0
0-7
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
24 75 Roosiorg, H. EST HON 7 0
2-3
0
0-0
0
2-0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
25 179 Poli, Joaquin ARG KAW 5 0
3-2
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
26 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR HON 4 – – – – 0
0-4
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
27 98 Poli, Agustin ARG KAW 1 0
0-1
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
28 107 van Berkel, L. NED HON 1 0
1-0
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –