Glenn Coldenhoff strong in MXGP in Faenza and finishes in sixth
The MXGP of Citta di Faenza proved to be a mixed day for GASGAS Factory Racing with Glenn Coldenhoff once again claiming the best results, delivering strong 6-5 performances that put the Standing Construct rider sixth overall. Teammate Ivo Monticelli was forced to withdraw due to an ongoing stomach issue picked up last week.
Glenn Coldenhoff put together a solid opening moto at the MXGP of Citta di Faenza, round seven of the FIM Motocross Championship. As chaos ensued in the first turn and subsequent opening lap, the Dutchman was initially shuffled backwards outside of the top 10. As the race unfolded, he charged his way forwards and came up just short of a top-five placing, crossing the line in sixth to set himself up for a strong second moto.
Race two saw Coldenhoff line up closer to the inside on the start gate, in readiness to avoid any possible early-race carnage. The Standing Construct rider’s plan worked as he emerged well inside the top 10 before quickly disposing of Clement Desalle and Romain Febvre in the same turn. Into fifth and with his sights set on fourth, with one fast line forming around the track, Glenn was unable to improve further and brought his MC 450F home in a strong fifth place.
Despite doing everything in his power to overcome a stomach illness, Ivo Monticelli was forced to withdraw from round seven.
Overall MXGP Faenza:
1 Jorge Prado 44 Pnt
2 Tim Gajser 41 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 39 Pnt
6 Glenn Coldenhoff 31 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 263 Pnt
2 Antonio Cairoli 241 Pnt
3 Tim Gajser 237 Pnt
6 Glenn Coldenhoff 204 Pnt