Geerts Strengthens MX2 Championship Lead with Qualifying Race Victory as Coldenhoff Begins Sardinian Grand Prix from Second
Monster Vitality Yamaha Manufacturing facility MX2’s Jago Geerts strengthened his place on the prime of the MX2 Championship Standings with a convincing Qualifying Race victory at spherical two of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Riola-Sardo, Sardinia. On the similar time, Monster Vitality Yamaha Manufacturing facility MXGP’s Glenn Coldenhoff powered his YZ450FM to a second-place end within the MXGP Qualifier.
Within the MX2 qualifier, Geerts received his YZ250FM off to a sensational begin. He took the lead at flip two and led each lap, 12 in whole, to safe his second consecutive Pole Place of 2023. The 22-year-old Belgian stays unbeaten this season. He has most factors within the MX2 World Championship and goes into the Sardinian Grand Prix tomorrow with an 18-point benefit over Andrea Adamo.
On the similar time, Monster Vitality Yamaha Manufacturing facility MX2’s Thibault Benistant certified fourth after a good begin, whereas Rick Elzinga put in a easy and constant journey for tenth.
The solar had lowered going into MXGP Qualifying Race, casting deceiving shadows on the tough and rugged sand circuit. Errors had been simple to make, and each error proved pricey. Coldenhoff powered his YZ450FM to an unbelievable begin and fended off a short problem from Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha’s Calvin Vlaanderen to qualify second place. Vlaanderen, sadly, was caught out by the monitor and fell, derailing his possibilities of a robust prime three end. He rejoined the race in seventh place however was demoted to eighth on the flag by Monster Vitality Yamaha Manufacturing facility MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer, who had fought ahead from a mid-pack begin.
Maxime Renaux tangled with one other rider firstly of the race however put in a notable efficiency from the very again to complete on the cusp of the top-10, in eleventh.
MX2 Qualifying Race Winner
“I felt good right now. I received the holeshot and rode a stable race, not pushing too laborious as a result of the monitor was tough, with numerous traces on the jumps and stuff. Nonetheless, I felt good. I feel tomorrow will probably be fairly a troublesome day for everybody, however I’m trying ahead to it and to some good battles!”