Race results: MXGP World Championship RD6 – Kegums – Gajser wins
In the opening MXGP moto, Jorge Prado took the holeshot and was ahead of Tim Gajser and Pauls Jonass but it was the Latvian on the move with Jonass making an early pass on Gajser.
Prado couldn’t really pull away at the front as he had Jonass and Gajser for company with the latter the man on the move. After finding his way past Jonass he didn’t take long to put the pressure on Prado and find his past for the lead.
The determined Spaniard didn’t give up though and on the final lap give it everything he had – he sent it over a rough wave section and the pair touched (Gajser did move to his left – but probably didn’t expect Prado to make the move). It left Prado in a heap and he could only remount to pick up twelfth so it’s vital championship points lost.
With Prado crashing out, it promoted Fernandez up to third and a fantastic Forato fourth – what a ride!
To the delight of the home crowd it was Pauls Jonass who lead the opening proceedings of moto two. Ruben Fernandez was looking good in second but Tim Gajser was the man on the move, after passing the Spaniard for second he put Jonass under pressure at the front and moved into the lead at the halfway mark to dominate.
The big talking point was Jorge Prado who was already riding with discomfort after moto one, he didn’t get a good start and then crashed dropping down him to sixteenth. The Factory GasGas man looked to be in pain and could only salvage thirteenth – a day to forget and the first time he’s been off the podium all season.
Pauls Jonass rode great all weekend to end up second overall ahead of Ruben Fernandez who secured his first MXGP overall podium.
Glenn Coldenhoff passed Fernandez right at the finish line which give him fourth overall.
Updated championship standings:
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