Race results: MXGP World Championship RD6 – Herlings takes the win in Spain
Race One: The opening moto produced some great racing in front of a packed Spanish crowd. It was Jeremy Seewer who had the early lead after taking the holeshot but had Mattia Guadagnini behind him with Jeffrey Herlings and Jorge Prado locked in an exciting battle for third as they swapped positions a few times. Guadagnini passed Seewer and started to pull away at the front but it was Herlings on the move after pulling away from Prado he passed Seewer for second and had around three seconds to make up on Guadagnini. It didn’t take Herlings long and he then pulled into the distance before Prado passed a tired looking Guadagnini for second. Seewer lost his rhythm and dropped back to a disappointing eighth. Glenn Coldenhoff rode well to finish a strong fourth ahead of Ruben Fernandez and Alberto Forato.
Race Two: To the delight of the Spanish fans, Ruben Fernandez was leading on the opening lap and looking good at the front. Seewer was second and ahead of Guadagnini with Herlings actually ahead of Prado on the first lap – that is rare! With Prado behind him, Herlings took his time but at around halfway he put the hammer down and like so often got to the front and went 1-1 to make history – 102 GP victories, just outrageous and the most of all time topping Stefan Everts. Apart from Herlings there weren’t many passes and Prado could only muster fifth and missed out on the podium. Guadagnini rode great for second overall with Fernandez giving the home crowd the final step on the podium. Prado still holds the red plate but his points lead has been cut to 6 points.
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