Race results: MXGP World Championship RD14 – Arco 1

Race One:

It was very intense at the front of the MXGP pack with Jeremy Seewer, Jeffrey Herlings, Romain Febvre and Tim Gajser running a very high pace. Seewer was doing a good job at the front but the determined Herlings was able to make a move and he’ll be happy that Seewer was able to hold of Febvre and Gajser to finish second as it helps his championship cause.

Glenn Coldenhoff rode well to come home in fifth but was 41 seconds behind Herlings to show the pace of the front four.

Jorge Prado wasn’t his usual self as he lost some positions on the opening lap and also crashed to come home in eighth. It wasn’t a good moto for his team mate either as Antonio Cairoli crashed and looked to pick up a knock.

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Race Two:

The second MXGP moto provided more drama and entertainment – what a season we are having! Romain Febvre had the early lead with Jeffrey Herlings and Tim Gajser buried after bad starts and it looked like the Frenchman would dominate but he started riding tight and perhaps started to thank about the championship!

Coldenhoff passed Febvre for the lead with Herlings and Gajser quickly following through and was looking brilliant at the front – he really put up a fight but that man again, Herlings made the move with three laps to go.

Gajser tried to pass Coldenhoff on the final lap but the Dutch talent held onto second to secure a podium in what was a brilliant day for him.

Mathys Boisrame was superb on his MXGP and Factory Kawasaki debut to finish a sixth overall.

Overall:

Updated championship standings: