Gifting and Sandner discuss GasGas debut
DIGA Procross Factory Juniors fill-in riders Isak Gifting and Michael Sandner made positive starts to their time on MC 250F machinery by placing 10th and 20th overall respectively.
Stepping in at Mantova for the injured DIGA Procross Factory Juniors team riders Simon Langenfelder and Jeremy Sydow, were Isak Gifting and Michael Sandner. Claiming 9-10 results gave Gifting an impressive 10th overall after stepping up from the EMX250 division. Michael Sandner placed a strong 15th in the opening moto and 20th overall.
Isak Gifting: “It was a very good day for me at my first ever GP and race on my GASGAS. I was a little bit nervous but after qualifying I felt much more relaxed. To get 9-10 in the motos and 10th overall felt great and I’m so thankful for the team for giving me the tools to make this work! Starts were not so good but this is something we will work on ahead of the next race on Wednesday.”
Michael Sandner: “My day was mixed really. I woke up in the morning and felt a little bit sick, but I made the best of it and gave my all! With a 16th place in time practice I had a good starting position for the races so it was a positive start to the day. The first moto started with a perfect start, around seventh. I had very good speed for the first few laps but then struggled a little bit, I think I went too fast too soon and finished 15th which was pretty good for my first race on the GASGAS. Second moto start was not so great, around 16th on the first lap. I then I had a pretty big crash so that was my race over but I’m healthy and looking forward to Wednesday.”
Words: GASGAS/Kevin Baltes
Picture: GASGAS/Juan Pablo Acevedo