Video: Big last lap crash for Romain Febvre

In the first moto of the MXGP of Garda, Romain Febvre had big gap to third place so decided to push and try and close down a two second gap to Jeremy Seewer to try and take the moto win. However, it went wrong for Febvre as he took a big crash. He was able to remount, finish the moto in second and not have any injuries! 

The French rider takes the red plate for the penultimate round of the MXGP series which now heads to Mantova. 

“We worked on the start again this week and the first moto was good, but not the second. But I was feeling really good today and could make some nice passes to come to second in the first moto. Jeremy was riding really well in front but with two laps to go I saw that I was catching him; we had a gap so I knew that if I made a mistake I could still be second. Unfortunately I had quite a big crash but it didn’t affect me; I went down hard but luckily I don’t even have scratches. My start was not so good in the second moto and I was a long way back but I passed something like eight guys on the first lap, worked my way to third and came close to Jeremy when he made a mistake. Then I started thinking too much – do I go for the GP or settle for the red plate? – and in the end I lost my pace. It feels good to take the red plate with two to go. I don’t feel any pressure; I always take everything as it comes. It is several years since I have been in this position and we are so close; again just three points for three riders. It’s good to be where I am but in the end one of us will be champion and two will be disappointed. If I crash, then I crash but for sure I will give my best and let us hope it is enough. I can smell the taste of the championship“, Febvre stated regarding his weekend.