COLDENHOFF SOLID AT THE NEW VENUE IN LUGO Created: 2024-05-12

The FIM Motocross World Championship headed to a brand-new venue in Lugo in north-west Spain for the sixth Grand Prix of the season and Glenn Coldenhoff came away with a solid 7th overall after a strong showing in race 2.

On a new track for almost everyone, Glenn Coldenhoff and Brian Bogers had to settle for P11 and P12 after a tougher start to Saturday’s qualifying race. Fired up for race day, Sunday’s opening MXGP moto saw Bogers quickly move his way into fifth place. The Dutchman managed to hold the position for most of the race but lost a bit of ground in the final stages, eventually finishing in P10. Coldenhoff had to fight back after a start outside the top 10 but his strong race pace allowed him to work his way up to seventh.

In race 2, Glenn Coldenhoff bounced back with a rocket launch out of the gate on his Fantic XXF 450. He was third at the first corner and running at the sharp end of the MXGP field when a big moment at the end of a rhythm section made him lose some ground. Coldenhoff still continued his charge and finished in P5 for seventh overall. On the other hand, Bogers did not get a great start in the final moto and found himself in the middle of the pack. He had to dig deep to secure 12th place for 11th overall.

Glenn Coldenhoff: “On Saturday I struggled quite a bit. It was a bit tricky as it was our first time on this track and we tried to change the set up several times but I am happy with the work we did. The start of the first moto wasn’t that good, I struggled to get through the pack and move to seventh place. The second moto was tough, and I made a huge mistake which cost me one spot. In the end, the race pace was good and I left nothing on the table. Fifth place in the second moto is a solid result. I have to say that a seventh place overall is not what I am looking for but I think I have the speed. I will work hard before France and hopefully I will go way further there.”
 
Brian Bogers:
“It was quite a difficult track, and I needed some time before getting a good feeling. I started to feel better in the qualifying where the speed was good and I was 12th. The start of the first moto was great and I was fifth for a while but then I missed some bike time and I couldn’t keep it. I had a bad start in the second moto but I came back and, despite the track being difficult, the bike made it a bit easier. I think we made good progress this weekend.”

 

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