MX2 at Arco Di Trento MXGP

MX2 at Arco Di Trento MXGP

Some photos I took of the MX2 guys from our trip to watch the motocross at Arco Di Trento yesterday.

Herlings, on the KTM 250 SX-F fought hard throughout to win the opening moto by three seconds from Arnaud Tonus but admitted later that he was missing some bike rhythm after his injury layoff. TeammateJordi Tixier was sixth.

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Herlings knew he had moved up to third place in the championship points after the first moto and was intent in trimming the deficit even further in the second race. He was sixth out of the gate and sat at fifth through the opening half of the race before making a move into fourth place with 16 minutes and two laps to go. He wrapped up the race in second place after the win went to compatriot Glenn Coldenhoff, which was enough for the overall GP victory. Jeffrey is now in third place in the points, just 10 points off the leader Coldenhoff.

Herlings said the races were not perfect but he was still happy with the outcome. “My starts were not so good but I managed to work my way to the front to win the first race and to finish second in the second race. Considering I was injured and had also been sick with a virus infection and I haven’t had much time on the bike, we can’t really complain.”

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Tixier was riding with a badly swollen wrist from a crash on Saturday but still managed to pull off a couple of sixth places. “I think my speed was better than in Brazil but it was difficult to ride with my wrist problem and there was a lot of pain in the braking bumps. But since Brazil KTM has let me try a lot of new things on my bike and I am feeling much more confident, also in my head.”

MX2 at Arco di Trento
Results Rd. 4
1, Jeffrey Herlings, NED, KTM 47 points
2, Arnaud Tonus SUI, Kawasaki 42
3, Glenn Coldenhoff, NED, Suzuki 38
4, Valentin Guillod, SUI, KTM 36
5, Romain Febvre, FRA, Husqvarna 30
6, Jordi Tixier, FRA, KTM 30
Other KTM
9, Jose Butron, ESP, KTM 26
13, Hari Kullas, FIN, KTM 12
16. Mel Pocock, GBR, KTM 9
17, Pauls Jonass, LAT, KTM 9
19, Damon Graulus, BEL, KTM 7

Championship Standings after Rd. 4
1, Tonus, 154
2, Coldenhoff, 148
3, Herlings, 144
4, Febvre, 126
5, Dylan Ferrandis, FRA, Kawasaki, 118
6, Tixier, 107
Other KTM
8, Butron, 100
9, Guilloid, 95

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