Glenn Coldenhoff fourth in MXGP of Spain
Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing’s Glenn Coldenhoff has placed fourth overall at the MXGP of Spain, delivering strong 5-4 results at round 12 of the FIM Motocross World Championship. MXGP teammate Ivo Monticelli also enjoyed a pair of positive and consistent results to finish just outside the top 10 in 12th overall.
Glenn Coldenhoff’s opening MXGP moto started strongly with the Dutchman placed third through the first turn. As the chasing pack barreled into the tight, third corner, many riders around Glenn tangled and left him with no option other than to stop to avoid crashing. Nearly dropping outside the top 10, the MC 450F rider found a number of smooth lines around the choppy intu Xanadu – Arroyomolinos circuit, fighting his way forwards and through to fifth at the finish.
Diving to the inside of turn one in the second race proved to be a positive move for Coldenhoff as it then set him up to arrive at the treacherous third turn on the outside. Avoiding all of the chaos that repeated itself from moto one, he emerged unscathed and in fifth position. With little on the track to separate the leading MXGP riders, Glenn progressed one spot to claim fourth in the moto, going on to place fourth in the overall classification.
Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing’s Ivo Monticelli enjoyed another positive round of MXGP competition with two point-scoring rides in Spain. The opening moto saw the Italian push through a small bout of arm-pump to earn a 13th, going on to place 12th in race two.
Glenn Coldenhoff: “I’m happy with today. I felt really good on my bike all day, which really helped. The level in MXGP is really high so starts are important and in race one I was able to start in third. In turn three though, everyone bunched up and I had to stop to avoid crashing. It was frustrating as I went back to ninth. I found some good lines and I moved up to fifth so, this was ok before race two. My jump in race two wasn’t great, but I stayed out wide, missing all the ruts and chaos and was fifth after a few corners. I passed Seewer when he made a mistake and finished fourth. Not bad. Good points and onto Lommel for three in a row so I know I’ll be better there.”
Ivo Monticelli: “I felt really good on this new track. Qualifying went well again, sixth place so I knew my pace was good. Having another GP with consistent results is really important and having a 13th and a 12th are much better results, much better than where I was just one month ago. This gives me confidence for the rest of the season and I’m positive now, I know I belong up front and the aim is to get into the top 10 each race and finish the season strong.”
The Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing will next be in action at round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship on October 18, the first of three MXGPs to be held at the Lommel circuit in Belgium.
Overall MXGP Spain:
1 Jorge Prado 50 Pnt
2 Tim Gajser 42 Pnt
3 Romain Febvre 42 Pnt
4 Glenn Coldenhoff 34 Pnt
12 Ivo Monticelli 17 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 441 Pnt
2 Antonio Cairoli 417 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 396 Pnt
5 Glenn Coldenhoff 375 Pnt
17 Ivo Monticelli 122 Pnt