Positives taken regardless of combined day for Monster Power Yamaha MXGP at season opener


The Monster Power Yamaha Manufacturing facility MXGP staff confirmed good pace on the opening spherical of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Villa La Angostura, Argentina, regardless of the general consequence not reflecting the staff’s true potential. Maxime Renaux leaves Argentina fifth within the MXGP Championship Standings, whereas Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeremy Seewer are ninth and tenth, respectively.


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With its darkish and grainy volcanic soil, the Patagonia Race Monitor proved difficult to navigate. The hidden square-edged bumps and hard-to-read floor caught out lots of the world’s finest riders.

Renaux opened his 2023 MXGP marketing campaign with persistently quick lap instances and a strong show of awe-inspiring preventing spirit as he bounced again from a spectacular crash to complete third in Race One.

On the similar time, Coldenhoff began and completed seventh, whereas Seewer’s hopes of a very good consequence have been spoiled by an unavoidable crash with two different riders on the opening lap that induced some injury to his entrance brake disc. The Swiss rider pulled into pit-lane hoping it could possibly be repaired, however it was to no avail. Left with no possibility however to withdraw or proceed, he impressively raced with a buckled disc from final place to seventeenth.

Within the second and ultimate race of the day, Coldenhoff powered his YZ450FM to a formidable holeshot however felt uncomfortable on the difficult circuit and was shortly shuffled again to eighth. Renaux moved up into fourth earlier than struggling one other heavy knock, which proved laborious to get well from. Seewer, nevertheless, was again! The ‘91’ confirmed an unbelievable return to type as he put in a mind-blowing journey from exterior of the highest ten to a third-place end.

Renaux braved the rest of the race to complete ninth, whereas Coldenhoff was lucky to complete 14th after a gnarly crash on lap-13.

After a day of combined feelings, Renaux and Seewer completed the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina sixth and seventh within the classification, whereas Coldenhoff rounded out the highest 10.

However, with the addition of the factors scored within the Qualifying Race yesterday, Renaux will head to Spherical Two of the FIM Motocross World Championship fifth within the Championship Standings. On the similar time, Coldenhoff and Seewer will arrive ninth and tenth, respectively.

The subsequent spherical will happen in Riola-Sardo, Sardinia, on the 25 – 26 March.

Maxime Renaux

“This weekend didn’t go precisely to plan, however trying on the positives, the pace is there, and we have now one thing to construct on. I like this observe, however it may be fairly difficult at instances. I had a few massive crashes. Within the first race I nonetheless managed to struggle again to 3rd, however within the second race, the influence was slightly bit larger, and I solely completed ninth. We clearly need extra, so I’m already trying ahead to getting again behind the gate in Riola.”

Glenn Coldenhoff

“This weekend began off good. Saturday I used to be working a very good tempo with good lap instances, additionally within the Qualifying Race though I used to be maybe slightly bit too stiff. The primary moto was okay, I used to be behind Pauls Jonass the entire race, however didn’t discover that little bit further to make a cross, however the pace was okay. Within the second moto, I took the holeshot, however was handed just about immediately. On the midway level, I began discovering my rhythm once more, however then had an enormous crash. I had a headache from that however completed 14th. It positively wasn’t the best way I wished to start out the season, however we are going to construct from right here.”

Jeremy Seewer

“The irritating factor to start out about this weekend is, none of what occurred within the Qualifying Race and in Race One right now was in my palms. This can be a robust capsule to swallow. You solely want to have a look at the second moto to see the place I belong. I didn’t do something particular to complete contained in the top-three, I simply rode my race. I believe if the Qualifying Race ended in a different way, I’d have been in a position to get higher begins and doubtlessly struggle for the win. Anyway, the consequence shouldn’t be the tip of the world, there are nonetheless lots of factors on the desk, so it’s tremendous.”

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