Race results: MX2 World Championship RD1 – Geerts perfect in Argentina
Race One: There was drama as soon as the gate dropped in moto one with the Factory KTM riders getting serious wheel spin due to some rain making things slippery. Then going into turn two, Simon Laengenfelder and Lucas Coenen collided in mid-air in what was a racing incident and some other riders couldn’t avoid them either!
Jago Geerts held the early lead ahead of his team mate, Thibault Benistant and Kay de Wolf but there wasn’t much between them in a very intense battle. Benistant passed Geerts and looked to be pulling away before a back marker got in the way and he went down, Geerts managed to avoid him but then de Wolf crashed as well!
Benistant started to close back down on Geerts and there was very little in it on the final lap but then the French talent crashed gifting the win to Geerts.
De Wolf had another crash ending up sixth behind Liam Everts. Andrea Adamo rode well to come home in third ahead of the impressive Roan van de Moosdijk on his GP return.
Race Two: It was the perfect day for Jago Geerts as he took the holeshot in race two and ran away at the front to dominate the opening MX2 Grand Prix of the season. His team mate, Rick Elzinga was looking good in second and only got passed by Horgmo and Adamo to secure a superb fourth on his Factory Yamaha MX2 debut. Adamo was also making his Factory KTM GP debut but he looks like he’s been a factory rider for years finishing second overall in what is only the second MX2 GP podium of his career.
Mikkel Haarup who has had technical issues was able to take to the line in race two which was great to see and he rode well for sixth. After getting caught in the first moto pile up, Kevin Horgmo was able to bounce back to finish an impressive second to take a strong fourth overall.
Benistant, De Wolf and Everts all suffered crashes in the second moto which hindered them.
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