MXGP of Lommel: Romain Febvre and Jago Geerts continues their streaks

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Once again, the Frenchman and the Belgium takes the victory on their respectively classes, this time over the deep sand of Lommel in Belgium.

In MXGP race one, Romain Febvre capitalized on a mistake from early leader Glenn Coldenhoff to stick and make the pass. From there, the Frenchman controlled the race to the checkered flag as Coldenhoff rode on a solid second place. Behind them, it was a rough back-and-forth battle among Prado, Seewer and Vlaanderen. In the end, Prado snatched the third spot to Vlaanderen in the final lap with Seewer rounded the top 5. HRC Honda duo had some issues as Ruben Fernandez dropped to 11th after a huge crash while battling for P6. As for Tim Gajser, he crashed in the first stages and ended 15th.

In race two, however, Jorge Prado won on a wire-to-wire performance, but Romain Febvre secured the overall after a huge charge from 20th place to second, even finishing a few seconds behind Prado. Glenn Coldenhoff battled against his teammate Jeremy Seewer, sticking and making the pass for third in the late stages.

Last time Romain Febvre won four in a row was back in 2015 – Image: JP Acevedo

In the first MX2 race, Jago Geerts took the early lead and pulled off after dealing with some pressure from Lucas Coenen. Simon Langenfelder made an early pass over Adamo for third. Meanwhile, Liam Everts made all his way from outside the top ten to fifth. Spaniard Oriol Oliver put in an impressive rider riding P5 almost the entire race until dropped to eight in the form of Everts, Bonacorsi and Horgmo. The top ten was completed by Rick Elzinga and Sacha Coenen. On the other hand, Kay de Wolf crashed in the second corner, he remounted to fourteen but abandoned laps later.

Once again, Geerts started at the front and managed the race from the beginning without even looking back. Lucas Coenen came through the top ten to second as Simon Langenfelder took third one more time. The overall remain in these positions as well. However, the drama struck in the first laps when Red Plate holder Andrea Adamo crashed out of second, finishing 13th losing valuable points. Even he was lapped by Geerts.

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Detailed results here.

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