Solid Grand Prix of Lommel for Ivo Monticelli
In the MXGP class, Ivo Monticelli was the sole rider for Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing at the MXGP of Lommel. The opening moto saw the Italian charge forwards from 25th on the opening lap, advancing through the field throughout the 30-minute-plus two lap moto to claim 14th at the finish. In race two, Ivo frustratingly crashed out of 12th place on lap 11 before digging deep and battling to the finish. Passing two riders on the last lap for a 17th place finish gave Monticelli 15th overall.
Ivo Monticelli: “It was hard work today. Lommel is always a difficult track and was made worse by the rain. My starts weren’t the best today. Race two was better. I had a good feeling with the bike but then I crashed out of 12th which was really disappointing. Overall, I’m healthy and I feel good on the bike. I just need to be in the battle early in the race and then I can be back in the top 10.”
Standing Construct GASGAS Factory head south to Italy for the next round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, round of 16 of the series and the first of three events set to take place at the Pietramurata circuit on November 1.
Overall Grand Prix van Lommel:
1 Tim Gajser 50 Pnt
2 Romain Febvre 44 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 38 Pnt
15 Ivo Monticelli 11 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 583 Pnt
2 Antonio Cairoli 509 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 499 Pnt
7 Glenn Coldenhoff 375 Pnt
16 Ivo Monticelli 161 Pnt