STRONG SHOWING BUT UNFORTUNATE OUTCOME FOR COLDENHOFF AT THE MXGP OF SPAIN Created: 2024-03-24

Fantic Factory Racing MXGP’s Glenn Coldenhoff showed top 5 speed all weekend long but wasn’t rewarded for his efforts.

Despite feeling unwell during the week, Glenn Coldenhoff managed to put in a strong performance on his Fantic XXF 450 starting the Spanish GP off with a fifth place in the Qualifying Race on Saturday. In Race 1, Coldenhoff did not get the best of starts but his solid race pace allowed him to quickly move into the top 10 and make his way up to sixth spot. Race 2 started in a similar way. The Dutchman was charging hard and set his sights on a top 5 finish but unfortunately, with three laps to go he tipped over and broke his clutch lever. While trying to restart Glenn received outside assistance which resulted in a disqualification from the moto and, consequently, a 14th place overall.

Glenn Coldenhoff:

“Having spent all week in bed and not doing any training at all it was really tough, even on Saturday I was still a bit sick. Nevertheless, I did a pretty decent qualifying race finishing in P5. Physically I started to feel better on Sunday but for sure it was not ideal because I could not approach the weekend like I am used to do. It was really tough but the first moto was okay, the speed was good and I was happy with the bike and the suspension. To come back from a bad start to sixth place is not that easy in this field, so that was alright.

In the second moto the start was again not so good but I pushed hard and passed quite some riders. I was catching the rider in P5 but then I just tipped over and broke my clutch lever. Restarting the bike was very difficult and I ended up with zero points. Normally, this never happens to me and I am just really sad because I feel like I have been more consistent this year than ever before. Even without making the pass I would have finished in sixth and fifth overall, that would have been decent. It is time to go home now, rest a little bit, try to get healthy again and prepare for Riola. I have some good memories there so hopefully we will do the best there.”

 

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