Race results: MXGP World Championship RD9 – Prado perfect at Teutschenthal


Race One: More twists and turns in the MXGP World Championship in the opening race! Seewer, Prado and Herlings were all locked together in an exciting battle for the lead. Herlings passed Prado and then set his sights on Seewer but not much split all three riders. Herlings then made a move stick but Prado quickly followed him through. There was a second splitting each but then it all went wrong for Herlings taking a crash and then cruising around in pain – he ended up in twentieth but it’s hard to see him racing the second moto, it looks like another shoulder injury.

Ruben Fernandez did well to finish third and hold off Glenn Coldenhoff and Alberto Forato.

Race Two: Unfortunately, Jeffrey Herlings couldn’t start the second race but it was another Dutch rider running at the front. Glenn Coldenhoff was in the lead but had Prado and Febvre for company. Whilst trying to attack Prado, Febvre had a tip over dropping him back. Seewer also crashed on the opening lap leaving Forato nowhere to go so the pair had a lot of work to do.

With three laps to go Prado started to apply the pressure and then Coldenhoff made a mistake which allowed the Spaniard through to go 1-1. Febvre was able to pass Evans and Fernandez for third. Seewer rode the wheels off his Factory Yamaha and got back to fifth – he had Fernandez just ahead of him after he made a mistake with two laps to go but the Swiss rider just couldn’t make a move so it meant Fernandez secured the third step of the podium. Despite not getting the second moto win, Coldenhoff will be pleased with his second overall.

This article continues below

Prado now has a lovely 67 championship points lead in the standings.

Race One:

Race Two:

Overall:

Updated Championship standings:

Image: MXGP/Infront Moto Racing