Race results: MX2 World Championship RD6 – Kegums – Geerts wins

After overnight rain at Kegums it meant very different and tricky track conditions for race day. In moto one, it was Simon Laengenfelder who got the holeshot and the early race lead with Tom Vialle and Jago Geerts for company. Vialle got caught out by a breaking bump on the first lap seeing him on the deck but he was able to remount in sixth.

Meanwhile at the front, Geerts passed Laengenfelder for the lead and Kevin Horgmo took advantage and followed Geerts through and into second. Horgmo put Geerts under some pressure before the Belgian pulled away but what a ride from the Norwegian.

Thibault Benistant was the man on the move as he pulled away from Vialle and passed Laengenfelder for a strong third while Vialle didn’t look comfortable finishing fifth.

Rick Elzinga rode well to hold off Hakon Fredriksen for seventh while Liam Everts rode brilliant to finish in ninth ahead of Isak Gifting who was fast but crashed trying to pass Tim Edberg who also had a strong race finishing eleventh.

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In the second moto, it was Mattia Guadagnini who had the early lead, it was nice to see the Italian right back at the sharp end. However, Kevin Horgmo wasn’t hanging about as the F&H Kawasaki rider found his way into the lead and he pulled away at the front.

It took a while for Geerts to make a move on Guadagnini but once he did we showed his true speed catching up on Horgmo and making the move for the win – it was a joy to see the Belgian playing with the bumps.

Horgmo was comfortable in second before hitting a tough block and crashing demoting him down to fourth but he still secured second overall – his first GP podium! Tom Vialle put everything into it on the last lap to get de Wolf and he actually made a pass but the Dutch talent responded straight away.

Conrad Mewse rode well in moto two to finish sixth ahead of his British Championship rival, Isak Gifting who suffered from a crash but did well to get back to seventh.

In terms of the championship, it was a great day for Jago Geerts as he’s now tied in the championship chase with Tom Vialle but it’s the Yamaha man who takes the red plate due to having more moto wins!

Race One:

Race Two:

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Updated championship standings:

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