Race results: MXGP World Championship RD17 – Gajser wins in Turkey
Race One: Jorge Prado was leading after the first corner but then going into turn two lost the front and went down. Whilst trying to get away again had problems restarting the bike meaning he was way behind at the back of the field. It was Tim Gajser who held the early lead with Valentin Guillod and Romain Febvre for company. Febvre was on the move and after passing Guillod set his sights on Gajser. At around the halfway point, Febvre got himself into the lead and pulled away to take a dominate win. Guadagnini was riding really well and at one stage got himself into third before he started to fade in the last five minutes due to it being his first GP back. Maxime Renaux was on a mission on his Factory Yamaha coming from outside the top ten all the way to third – if he gets a start he will hope to challenge. Seewer got a terrible start but got back to eighth with Prado recovering to thirteenth behind Mitch Evans.
Race Two: The start of the second moto was almost a carbon copy of race one as Jorge Prado had another problem around second corner – was it a stall or technical issue? Who knows but he had to come from last again. Tim Gajser was at the front and this moto was all about him, he was superb pulling out around a ten seconds lead. Although with five minutes to go he crashed and just about picked it up ahead of Renaux but he was able to pull away again to take the win! Febvre ended up third behind Renaux who also got himself back on the podium. Prado got back to ninth ahead of Seewer who high sided spectacularly around the first corner!
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