GP Reel: MXGP of Arnhem – Sunday Live Updates

MXPG Netherland 2023, Arnhem Rider:

Welcome to our new-brand GP Reel session coming to you from new-brand track of Arnhem, in the Netherlands, home of the round sixteen of the MXGP World Championship. From the first and second motos reports of the day, you’ll find it all right here. Updates are posted in chronological order, so be sure to scroll down for the latest info. For more updates follow us on Twitter: @mx1onboard and for a quick-results-view you can also check the Results Sheet

RACE ORDER

SessionTime (Local time)
MX2 Race 1 (Done)13:15
MXGP Race 1 (Done)14:15
MX2 Race 2 (Done)16:10
MXGP Race 2 (Done)17:10

SATURDAY RECAP:

In MXGP, it was Kawasaki Racing Team’s Romain Febvre who showed lot of control and good speed to win while Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Lucas Coenen emphatically won the MX2 RAM Qualifying Race.

Home rider and fans favourite, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings unfortunately injured himself in Free Practice and will have to sit out his home GP.

Top 5 standings post Qualifying Race: 1) Andrea Adamo 667; 2) Liam Everts 591; 3) Jago Geerts 565; 4) Simon Langenfelder 555; 5) Kay de Wolf 501

Top 5 MXGP standings post Qualifying Race:
1) Jorge Prado 778; 2) Romain Febvre 682; 3) Jeremy Seewer 610; 4) Glenn Coldenhoff 562; 5) Rubén Fernández 525

FIRST MOTOS

MX2 – RACE 1

The day’s first moto saw RedBull GasGas Simon Langenfelder take the holeshot and pull away from the rest of the pack. to sail a wire-to-wire victory. Behind him, Red Bull KTM´s teammates Andrea Adamo and Liam Everts had an eventful race. Both fought each other for second place with Adamo finally breaking free from Everts. Once the Italian got second place put the hammer down to chase Simon Langenfelder, but the hunting was interrupted with two laps to go by a goggle issue that made him throw it. Everts crashed on the final lap but remained third.

Image: JP Acevedo

Jago Geerts and Kevin Horgmo rounded the top five. Meanwhile, Qualifying Race winner Lucas Coenen was a man on a mission as he recovered from an early crash to sixth place. Camden McLellan hold Roan Van de Moosdijk for seventh, while Rick Elzinga dropped from 4th to 9th due to a crash on the final laps. The top 10 was filled by Isak Gifting.

Special mention to Spaniard Oriol Oliver who came from 27th to 11th after a bad start.

MXGP – RACE 1

It was a similar story to the opening race of the MXGP class. Jorge Prad started at the front with his eleventh FOX Holeshot. The Spaniard hold the first until lap 9 when Romain Febvre caught him. Febvre pulled off, but a couple of laps later he stalled his bike dropping out to third in the form of Prado and Seewer.

On the final three laps, Seewer stick to Prado but the attempt to pass turned into a big crash. Somehow, the Swiss back on the bike to cross the finish line in third behind eventual winner Prado and Febvre.

Image: JP Acevedo

Glen Coldenhoff and Tim Gajser rounded the top five after a solid race. Alberto Forato put an impressive sixth place over Maxime Renaux. Then came Pauls Jonass who rode in fourth place during the first part of the race until some mistakes cost him several spots. Bogers and Evans completed the top 10.

Ruben Fernandez and Calvin Vlaanderen started with the wrong foot as the Spaniard crashed in the first corner and had to stop for a new pair of goggles, while Vlaandered banged bars with Forato and crashed hard. He was DNF.

SECOND MOTOS

MX2 – RACE 2

An unstoppable Lucas Coenen won the second moto with style as he took the lead twice through the race. In the first stages, he made some quick moves. Then he lost the lead from first to third due to a crash, but it was a matter of a lap to recover again by passing Liam Everts.

The GP overall was decided with a dramatic battle between Liam Everts and Jago Geerts. The Belgian needed the second place to get the overall but it wasn´t easy as he put all his effort to made a late pass meters before the finish line to secure his second overall win of the season.

Kevin Horgmo and Andrea Adamo rounded the top 5 edging Simon Langenfelder who had two opposite races. McLellan keep at bay Roan Van de Moosdijk who came from the bottom to eight. Isak Gifting and Oriol Oliver (on another charge race) closed the top 10. Oliver´s countryman David Braceras DNF due to a mechanical issue.

MXGP – RACE 2

Race two and Febvre led from start to finish but the fans were enthralled as Glenn Coldenhoff pushed all the way very nearly passed second place Jeremy Seewer on the last lap as they both closed right to the back wheel.of Febvre who almost took it too easy at the end!

FULL SHEET RESULT HERE

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