Sensational Race Win places Coldenhoff on Second Step of the Podium in Sardinia
Monster Vitality Yamaha Manufacturing unit MXGP’s Glenn Coldenhoff completed second general on the second spherical of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Riola-Sardo, Sardinia, with a shocking win in Race Two. Teammates Maxime Renaux and Jeremy Seewer additionally put in spectacular performances, with Renaux overcoming adversity to complete fourth general and Seewer pushing exhausting all weekend, regardless of some errors, to complete sixth.
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The MXGP of Sardinia was a gruelling check of ability and endurance for the world’s high motocross riders. The sandy floor made for a difficult observe that deteriorated with every passing lap, forcing the riders to dig deep and push themselves to the restrict.
Within the opening race, Seewer confirmed his trademark pace off the road, launching out of the gate and taking the Fox Holeshot forward of his rivals. Nevertheless, he was rapidly overtaken by Jorge Prado, who made a hasty transfer at flip two to take the lead.
Seewer withstood the strain from his teammate Coldenhoff for the primary ten laps earlier than tucking the entrance on the touchdown of the end line soar and going over the ‘bars. On the identical time, Coldenhoff backed off the tempo to preserve vitality and finally pale to fifth, whereas Seewer confirmed unbelievable resilience, rapidly leaping to his ft to rejoin the race in sixth.
In the meantime, Renaux made a formidable surge by way of the sphere after a mid-pack begin and a crash on lap 4. The ‘959’ showcased his willpower and ability as he caught as much as Vlaanderen and Herlings, to problem for second place on the ultimate lap however finally ran out of time and needed to accept a fourth-place end forward of Coldenhoff and Seewer in fifth and sixth.
In Race Two, Coldenhoff took a daring method and went for broke. He began robust and rapidly handed Seewer on the second flip. From there, the ‘Flying 259’ rode flawlessly and secured his first win of the season.
On the identical time, Renaux put up a robust struggle for second place towards two former MXGP World Champions, Jeffrey Herlings and Romain Febvre. Though he completed between the 2, in third place, the younger Frenchman proved that he may maintain his personal towards a few of the sport’s most seasoned veterans.
Total, Race Two was an thrilling show of ability and willpower from all of the riders concerned, together with Seewer, who battled the circumstances and his rivals to complete seventh.
Making a constructive step in the best route , Renaux has moved as much as third within the MXGP Championship Standings, whereas Coldenhoff has been bumped as much as fifth. On the identical time, Seewer moved up two spots to eighth.
The crew now appears to be like ahead to spherical three of the FIM Motocross World Championship that can happen in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, on April eighth and tenth. Resulting from Easter Sunday falling on April ninth, the precise GP racing will happen on the tenth, Easter Monday.
2nd MXGP of Sardinia, 41-points
fifth MXGP Championship Standings, 78-points
“I felt good right here this weekend. Within the first moto, I used to be in third place behind my teammate (Seewer) and determined to attend for the opposite riders to get drained earlier than I’d push, however at a observe like this, this technique didn’t work out. It was significantly better to do what I did within the second moto and go all-in proper from gate drop. Like this, I used to be in a position to get into my stream, and management the race for the win, which is all the time nice. It’s additionally good to do that at spherical two. I’m actually pleased with how all the pieces goes.”
4th MXGP of Sardinia, 38-points
third MXGP Championship Standings, 75-points
“I’m a bit annoyed to return so near the rostrum however solely completed fourth. However, trying on the larger image, we nonetheless put some good factors on the board. I’m nonetheless not 100% bodily and nonetheless attempting to construct, in order that would be the focus leaving right here. I hope to be again at 100% quickly and pushing for GP wins.”
sixth MXGP of Sardinia, 29-Factors
eighth MXGP Championship Standings, 57-points
“That is Riola, one of many hardest GP’s of the 12 months, and for me, my consequence on paper shouldn’t be even near what I’m searching for. However, all in all, I had the tempo. I did all the pieces I may, I wasn’t “off” or something, I used to be nonetheless up there battling up entrance, however one thing didn’t click on. I gave all I had. I rode properly, I loved the observe however I believe the others had been working a very good tempo too and possibly taking extra dangers. Nonetheless, I took strong factors, and I’m simply trying ahead to the following rounds now.”