Video: Geerts GoPro from Riola

It was an eventful opening moto for Jago Geerts in Riola and the only moto he has lost so far this season after a crash while leading and then stalling the bike saw him just come up short on the win despite pressuring de Wolf all the way to the flag.

Geerts rebound\ed in race two to pass quickly and with authority into the lead hold off a determined de Wolf until the flag to win the GP.

Geerts said: “I’m really happy with today, minus the two small mistakes I made in the first heat. Still, I came back from them to almost win the moto, so I was happy with my speed. In the second race, they did a lot of maintenance on the track, so it was quite fast. I still found my pace on the opening lap, going from fourth to first, and then just pushed hard the whole moto to take the win. I am really happy with how the first two GP’s have gone and how everything is going so far.”

Podcast: Jonathan McCready and Andy McKinstry look back at an exciting opening two GPs of the season: