Isak Gifting mighty impressive at a challenging Lommel
DIGA Procross Factory Juniors’ Isak Gifting has placed eighth overall at the MXGP of Flanders with a career-best finish of sixth in the opening moto. Following up his impressive result with a strong eighth in race two, the young Swede secured a deserved top-10 overall result at round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
Round 13 of the MX2 World Championship proved to be a positive one for DIGA Procross’ Isak Gifting, who charged to an impressive sixth place in the opening moto. Moving into sixth on lap 10, the Swede maintained his composure and held on confidently for a career-best finish, also delivering GASGAS’ best MC 250F result to date.
A lightning-fast start in race two saw Gifting reach the first turn with the leading riders before sliding out and crashing. Fortunate to escape unscathed, an impressive charge ensued that saw him reach the top 10 in just four laps before displaying exceptional fitness to continue forwards and move into eighth place with five laps to go. Holding strong, he claimed eighth to claim his second eighth-place overall finish of the season.
Michael Sandner had a tough time at the MXGP of Flanders. Multiple crashes in race one saw him finish outside of the point-paying positions while in race two, a technical issue ended his day with no points. Sandner looks to bounce back on Wednesday for round 14 of the MX2 World Championship.
Isak Gifting: “A very good day for me. In race one I stayed smooth and tried to minimize my mistakes. I knew I was in a good position and worked hard for that result. I was hoping for the same in the second one, but I slid out in the first turn and crashed. I had a great start and was maybe third or fourth so it was frustrating. However, I actually felt like my riding was much better than the first race and this something that I was even more satisfied with! Placing eighth from 34th position was great for me. Now I just need to recover and go again on Wednesday!”
Michael Sandner: “Today was difficult. Three big mistakes in race one and in second moto I had a technical issue which was unfortunate. I’m healthy and it’s only a few days until the next race so I hope to turn things around there and score more points.”
Words: GASGAS/Kevin Baltes
Picture: GASGAS/Juan Pablo Acevedo