MONTICELLI BATTLES TO 10TH AT PENULTIMATE MXGP OF 2020
Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing’s Ivo Monticelli has placed 10th overall at the MXGP of Pietramurata, round 17 of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Continuing to claim solid results on home soil, the Italian recorded 14-8 moto finishes on his MC 450F.
Ivo Monticelli was fired-up for further strong results, looking forward to the MXGP of Pietramurata following his seventh overall at the same venue just three days prior. Despite a great jump from the start in race one, he was frustratingly pinched, together with a number of his rivals, in the tight second corner, losing valuable time. Breaking free and maintaining 16th for much of the moto, Ivo made a couple of passes in the closing stages to claim a 14th place finish.
Race two saw Monticelli lead the way until unfortunately, the red flag came out due to a fallen rider. In the rerun, another strong start from the inside gate saw the Italian latch onto the leading riders and battle inside the top 10 for the whole moto. Making a number of impressive passes around the hard and fast Pietramurata circuit, Ivo went on to finish eighth in the moto and claimed 10th overall.
Ivo Monticelli: “Today was good but also difficult as the track was really smooth and fast, so making passes was difficult. It was awesome to lead the second race, but it was a shame that it was red flagged. Obviously, rider safety has to be put first, so I understand and I’m glad that Jeremy is ok. I was right on Paulin at the finish in the re-run, so my speed is there. I just need to start up front and go with the top guys.”
Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing returns to the Pietramurata circuit for the final round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, set to take place on November 8.
Overall Grand Prix Arco di Trento:
1 Tim Gajser 47 Pnt
2 Jeremy Seewer 45 Pnt
3 Romain Febvre 38 Pnt
4 Clement Desalle 36 Pnt
5 Antonio Cairoli 31 Pnt
10 Ivo Monticelli 20 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 673 Pnt
2 Antonio Cairoli 584 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 580 Pnt
4 Romain Febvre 525 Pnt
5 Jorge Prado 476 Pnt
8 Glenn Coldenhoff 375 Pnt
16 Ivo Monticelli 206 Pnt