Race results: MXGP World Championship RD10 – Ernee – Seewer shines
It was a chaotic opening MXGP moto at a technical Ernee circuit. After a lot of the factory riders didn’t contest the qualifying race yesterday, they had the outside gates and the first corner saw a number of down at turn one – Evans, Gajser, Renaux, Coldenhoff and Jonass to name a few!
At the front Jorge Prado was in the lead ahead of Jeremy Seewer who was putting him under pressure but with four laps to go the Spaniard looked comfortable. However, the next lap Seewer was all over him and made a pass to take an impressive victory.
Coming from last, Tim Gajser put the hammer down and sliced his way through the field – although he did have one scary moment going off the track and cutting a corner but he did look to slow down after so he didn’t gain an advantage. The Slovenian then had Jacobi and Van Doninck in his sights for what would have been third but then he had another crash so ended up fifth.
Van Doninck rode superb on his Riley Yamaha to pass Jacobi for a super third in what is the best MXGP moto of his career so far.
Maxime Renaux unfortunately was way back but rode well to come through to ninth behind Ben Watson.
The second MXGP moto provided more fantastic racing at the front. It was the fast starting Jorge Prado who held the early race lead with Benoit Paturel sitting in second and making it hard work for the riders behind.
It allowed Prado to get away at the front and open up around a six seconds lead. The Yamaha riders were the riders on the move though as Coldenhoff started to catch and bring Seewer with him. Coldenhoff was able to close down the gap, make a move for the lead and take a superb MXGP race win. Seewer also found his way around Prado to take the overall – his first of the season!
Gajser got a bad start but had worked his way into fourth and had the Yamaha’s in his sights before a crash cost him time – he closed in on Prado again but the Spaniard held on for third.
It wasn’t the best of days for Maxime Renaux so Tim Gajser extends his championship points lead to 73 despite not getting on the podium.
Updated championship standings:
Pic: MXGP/Infront Moto Racing