GP Reel: MXGP of Sweden – Sunday Live Updates

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Welcome to our new-brand GP Reel session coming to you from the iconic venue of Uddevalla, in Sweden, home of the round fifteen 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 Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado who clinched his 10th RAM Qualifying win. For his comeback, Renaux showed great promises for the Sunday races as he finished 12th. In the MX2 class,  F&H Kawasaki Racing Team’s Kevin Horgmo won his first of the season in great fashion. On the other hand, Nestaan Husqvarna Lucas Coenen suffered a big crash during time practice and is OUT for today´s racing.

.Top 5 MXGP Championship standings after Qualifying Race: 1) Jorge Prado 730 2) Romain Febvre 628 3) Jeremy Seewer 558 4) Glenn Coldenhoff 525 5) Rubén Fernández 493

-Top 5 MX2 Championship Standings after Qualifying Race: 1) Andrea Adamo 627; 2) Jago Geerts 559; 3) Liam Everts 541; 4) Kay de Wolf 501; 5) Simon Langenfelder 499

This is the current track conditions after heavy rains during the night

Image: JP Acevedo

BREAKING NEWS:

FIRST MOTOS:

MX2 – RACE 1

Simon Langengelder rocketed from the starting gate and took the holeshot. He keeps clean and perfect on a muddy track, taking advantage of Liam Everts lap by lap until the checkered flag. Rick Elzinga grabbed his first top-three as he maintained the third spot from the beginning.

Kevin Horgmo was busy the first portion of the race chasing Sacha Coenen for 4th position. Finally, Coenen crashed twice and Horgmo prevails. Coenen holds fifth place despite the pressure from Emil Weckman and local hero Isak Gifting. Spaniard David Braceras rode on a solid eight in front of Camden McLellan. Meanwhile, Championship leader Andrea Adamo came in tenth after struggling with some goggles issues.

First top three for Rick Elzinga – Image: JP Acevedo

MXGP – RACE 1

A patient Jorge Prado took the lead over holeshot winner Romain Febvrre after the Frenchman had a crash on lap 7. From there on Prado pulled away from the rest of the pack as Febvre kept a sole second place. Behind them, Jeremy Seewer rode on a strong third place.

Pauls Jonass put an impressive fourth place on his return. Meanwhile, Glenn Coldenhoff snatched fifth place from the hands of Ruben Fernandez in the final stages of the race. Alberto Forato made his way to seventh as well as Jeffrey Herlings who started behind the top ten, both passing Mitch Evans in the closest stages.

Tim Gajser rounded the top ten after a crash early on. Maxime Reanux finished 13th on his fist race return after two crashes.

Strong comeback for Pauls Jonass, P4! – Image: JP Acevedo

SECOND MOTOS:

MX2 – RACE 2

Andrea Adamo rebounds with a moto victory. The Italian made an early pass over Kevin Horgmo in the first couple of corners. On the hand, Horgmo keeps the second spot almost the entire race behind Langengelder´s pressure, but a heartbreaking mechanical issue put the Norwegian out of the race vanishing his podium hopes. In the latest stages, it starts to rain but Adamo keeps the position until the checkered flag. Liam Everts crossed the finish line in third.

Camden McLellan, Rick Elzinga and David Braceras fought back and forth changing positions several times for the fourth spot. Finally, they ended 4th, 5th and 6th respectively as local hero Isak Gifting came in seventh. Sacha Coenen crashed early on and finished eight with Emil Weckman and Jan Pancar rounded the top ten.

As for the overall, Simon Langenfelder tops the podium with a 1-2 followed by Liam Everts (2-3). Andrea Adamo race 2 win allows him to climb to third. Rick Elzinga came short one spot out of his first-career podium.

Adamo bounces back in Race 2 in order to take 3rd overall – Image: JP Acevedo

MXGP – RACE 2

Heavy rains minutes before the race started made muddy conditions even worse. Once the gate dropped, it was Jeremy Seewer who started out front with the holeshot followed by Romain Febvre. Both riders remained in the same positions until the end.

Similar story for the rest of the positions as Maxime Renaux keep at bay Jeffrey Herlings who at the same time rode in front of Tim Gajser and Jorge Prado the entire race. Alberto Forato came in seventh over Ruben Fernandez. Glenn Coldenhoff made the only move into the top ten as he passed Pauls Jonass for ninth. In a nutshell, it wans´t the bes race of the season though…

The overall went to Seewer (3-1) followed by Romain Febvre (2-2) and Jorge Prado (1-6).

FULL RESULTS HERE

Back-to-back wins in Uddavella for Jeremy Seewer and second of the season – Image: JP Acevedo

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