A first Holeshot for Fantic and Top 5 overall for Glenn Coldenhoff at the MXGP of Germany Created: 2024-06-02

Round 8 in Teutschenthal opened another triple header in the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship. Once again, heavy rain in the week leading up to the MXGP of Germany and changeable weather conditions throughout the weekend added to the challenge. The Fantic Factory Racing MXGP riders managed them well to secure top 7 finishes with Glenn Coldenhoff grabbing a first holeshot aboard the Fantic XXF 450. 

 

Glenn Coldenhoff powered his Fantic XXF 450 to the holeshot in moto 1 and led the way for the first few corners. The Flying Dutchman had to relinquish the lead to World Champion Jorge Prado in the course of the opening lap but was able to hold on to a podium position for the first half of the race. In the latter stages, he lost a couple more spots, eventually crossing the finish line in sixth. Despite a difficult gate pick after a crash in Saturday’s qualifying race, Brian Bogers managed to position himself in the top 10 from the get-go, finishing in eight place.

Another good start in the second moto saw Glenn Coldenhoff just outside the top 5. His solid performance allowed him to take advantage of another rider’s mistake and move into fifth place. “The Hoff” held the position until the finish for fifth overall, his best result of the season so far. His Fantic Factory Racing MXGP teammate Brian Bogers was running in 8th in race 2 but a tip-over dropped him down the order. Brian managed to come back to P11, securing seventh overall.

Glenn Coldenhoff: “The weekend started well but I didn’t feel so good in Saturday’s qualifying race and I struggled quite a bit because of the rain. Sunday was better, I was able to take the holeshot in the first moto and stay with the front guys but I made a few mistakes and other riders overtook me. I could have taken another holeshot in the second moto but there was a contact and that affected my performance. Next week we will be at one of my favourite tracks where I won at in the past so I am really looking forward to the upcoming GP in Latvia.”

Brian Bogers: “There were a lot of ups and downs this weekend. The speed was good but I had a lot of problems in the qualifying race when I crashed and struggled all moto long. That made it hard for Sunday’s races as my starting position was tough but I managed it well in both motos. Unfortunately, I crashed in the second heat but I am pretty happy with my riding despite not yet being in perfect physical conditions.”

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