Race results: MX2 World Championship RD9 – Spain – perfect weekend for Vialle
There was drama in the opening MX2 moto as Jago Geerts who was leading the way took a big crash on a heavily watered track making things very technical and slick. With the Belgian crashing and having lots of work to do, Tom Vialle was loving life at the front and dominated proceedings. Simon Laengenfelder rode really well to pass Stephen Rubini to come home in second.
Liam Everts was buried down the order to come from outside the top fifteen to sixth in what was a very technical circuit. Geerts was riding and battling hard to earn a hard earn ninth behind Hutten Metaal Yamaha rider, Andrea Bonacorsi.
In moto two, it was Liam Everts who finally took a good start on his Diga Procross KTM as he took the holeshot. Jago Geerts made an early pass which saw a Belgian 1-2 during the first couple of laps but Tom Vialle was on the man on the move.
Vialle passed Everts and then set his sights on Geerts and while he was on his rear wheel, Geerts lost the front in what proved to be a costly crash.
Simon Laengenfelder passed Everts to finish third and secure second overall to get himself back on the podium since winning at Matterley Basin. Everts just missed out on the podium but rode fantastic for fourth overall.
In terms of the championship, it was a great day for Vialle gaining 16 points which now sees him with a 10 points lead – he’ll have the red plate back on his Factory KTM in France.
Updated Championship standings:
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