GLENN COLDENHOFF BATTLES TO SIXTH OVERALL IN MXGP AS ILLNESS AND INJURY SIDELINE MONTICELLI AND LANGENFELDER
The MXGP of Citta di Faenza proved to be a mixed day for GASGAS Factory Racing with Glenn Coldenhoff once again claiming the best results, delivering strong 6-5 performances that put the Standing Construct rider sixth overall. Teammate Ivo Monticelli was forced to withdraw due to an ongoing stomach issue picked up last week, while DIGA Procross Factory Juniors Simon Langenfelder charged to his best ever qualifying performance in ninth before being landed on and suffering from an injured lower leg in the opening MX2 moto.
Glenn Coldenhoff put together a solid opening moto at the MXGP of Citta di Faenza, round seven of the FIM Motocross Championship. As chaos ensued in the first turn and subsequent opening lap, the Dutchman was initially shuffled backwards outside of the top 10. As the race unfolded, he charged his way forwards and came up just short of a top-five placing, crossing the line in sixth to set himself up for a strong second moto.
Race two saw Coldenhoff line up closer to the inside on the start gate, in readiness to avoid any possible early-race carnage. The Standing Construct rider’s plan worked as he emerged well inside the top 10 before quickly disposing of Clement Desalle and Romain Febvre in the same turn. Into fifth and with his sights set on fourth, with one fast line forming around the track, Glenn was unable to improve further and brought his MC 450F home in a strong fifth place.
Despite doing everything in his power to overcome a stomach illness, Ivo Monticelli was forced to withdraw from round seven.
Simon Langenfelder continues to experience the highs and lows of the MX2 World Championship. The young German earned a career-best qualifying time in ninth, placing ahead of many experienced racers and GP winners. With his MC 250F powering Langenfelder to another top-five start in race one, his day quickly came to a premature end when he was landed on by a rival just two corners into the moto, injuring his lower leg.
In the EMX125 class, Guillem Farres climbed onto the podium for the second round in a row, claiming the third step following a pair of strong rides. David Braceras continued his own consistent run of form with fifth overall while Gerard Congost ended the day 13th.
Glenn Coldenhoff: “I’m happy with my riding despite the end result not necessarily showing it. Today was an improvement on Sunday so I’m happy with this. Last weekend I wasn’t quite on the pace but today I was, in qualifying and in the races. Race one was crazy during the opening laps so for the second race I moved closed to the inside to avoid this. There was still a lot of bar banging and I managed to break away in fifth place. The gap to fourth wasn’t so big but we are all running a similar pace at the front, so it was hard to catch and make a pass. I’m looking forward to Sunday where I’m sure I can challenge for better results.”
The Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing team will next be in FIM Motocross World Championship action on September 16 for the third round of a trio to be held at the Faenza venue.
Results – 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 7
MXGP – Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 44pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 41; 3. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 39… 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (GASGAS) 31
MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha) 17 laps, 35:00:143; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:15:824; 3. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) 35:34:594… 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (GASGAS) 35:46:517
MXGP - Race 2
1. Tim Gajser (Honda) 17 laps, 35:30:119; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:34:408; 3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:35:233… 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (GASGAS) 35:38:798
MX2 - Overall
1. Tom Vialle (KTM) 50pts; 2. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) 40; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 38…
MX2 - Race 1
1. Tom Vialle (KTM) 17 laps, 35:25:198; 2. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) 35:27:525; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 35:29:768…
MX2 - Race 2
1. Tom Vialle (KTM) 16 laps, 34:23:246; 2. Jed Beaton (Husqvarna) 34:29:716; 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:32:666…
Championship Standings – After Round 7
1. Jeffery Herlings (KTM) 263pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 241; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 237; 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (GASGAS) 204; 18. Ivo Monticelli (GASGAS) 56
1. Tom Vialle (KTM) 307pts; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 286; 3. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) 236; 18. Simon Langenfelder (GASGAS) 59; 24. Jeremy Sydow (GASGAS) 35