MXGP of Riola Sardo: Saturday Highlights and Results

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Red Plate holders Jorge Prado and Kay de Wolf had been unstoppable on the first day of racing in Riola Sardo, third round of the MXGP World Championship. Both riders dominated their Qualifying Races for back-to-back wins in three rounds. Prado topped Tim Gajser and Jeffrey Herlings, and on the other hand, Romain Febvre was forced out of the race due to bike damage from a previous first-turn crash.

Race one of the WMX Women’s World Motocross Championship was a thriller, decided by a last lap pass by De Baets Yamaha MX-Team’s Lotte van Drunen over Daniela Guillen of the RFME GASGAS MX Junior Team! The first race in the EMX125 Presented by FMF Championship was similarly dramatic with Dutchman Gyan Doensen completing a comeback of his own to claim his first win for Racestore KTM Factory Rookies.

Top 5 Standings post MXGP Qualifying Race

  1. Jorge Prado 124
  2. Tim Gajser 113
  3. Romain Febvre 92
  4. Jeffrey Herlings 85
  5. Pauls Jonass 79

Jorge Prado: “I got a good jump out of the gate even if Seewer was faster than me on this one. I could pass him real quick as he made a little mistake. I tried already in the third corner to attack but he defended well but then few corners later he made another mistake and I was right there to make the pass. I’m riding good laps, nothing crazy, I was trying to not lose too much energy for tomorrow. As I hurt my foot a bit but it got better along the way. Let’s have a rest now and hopefully another win tomorrow”

In the MX2 class, Kay de Wolf started behind Yamaha´s duo Thibault Benistant and Rick Elzinga but it didn´t take too long to make the pass and then pulled off. On the other hand, his teammate Lucas Coenen crashed in the first turn and charged to ninth. Meanwhile, reigning champ Andrea Adamo also crashed in the first corner but he remounted to 11th, out of the points.

Kay de Wolf: “The track is getting very tough but it’s shaping on nicely and I really enjoy it at the moment. I was struggling a little bit halfway in keeping my pace up and I tried to slow down a little bit but Thibault (Benistant) was still pushing me. It will be good tomorrow with an extra 10 minutes and another physical track hopefully!”

Top 5 Standings post MX2 Qualifying Race

  1. Kay de Wolf 123
  2. Simon Langenfelder 107
  3. Andrea Adamo 82
  4. Thibault Benistant 81
  5. Lucas Coenen 77

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