Glenn Coldenhoff Contains Damage At The Russian GP
Glenn Coldenhoff of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team had a difficult outing at the MXGP round of Russia. A setback in the first race left him outside the points, but he recovered with a top ten in the second race.
Glenn initially struggled to find his rhythm during qualifying on Monday. He posted the 18th fastest time and eventually qualified 12th.
On race day, Glenn felt better and in the first part of race one, he found himself in the top five. Romain Febvre crashed, however, taking Glenn’s front wheel out. By the time he had remounted and restarted the bike, all hopes of points were gone.
Another good start in race two gave Glenn every opportunity to reclaim some points. He held seventh position for a while, but eventually finished ninth.
“It was a tough weekend,” he remarked. “I knew it would be a tough race on the track, and I gave it my all. I was doing well until Febvre crashed and I could not avoid him. It took forever for me to get the bike back on the track and I had no chance to score points. We changed some settings on the bike for race two, and I gave it my all. We contained the damage despite the bad luck, and I’m still sixth in the world standings. ”
Glenn will delight home fans at the next round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross series at Mill next weekend, and then it’s off to Kegums in Latvia for the seventh round of the world championship series.
Overall Grand Prix Russia:
1 Clement Desalle 47 Pnt
2 Jeffrey Herlings 45 Pnt
3 Antonio Cairoli 38 Pnt
4 Romain Febvre 34 Pnt
5 Tim Gajser 34 Pnt
15 Glenn Coldenhoff 12 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 286 Pnt
2 Antonio Cairoli 263 Pnt
3 Clement Desalle 212 Pnt
4 Romain Febvre 203 Pnt
5 Gautier Paulin 180 Pnt
6 Glenn Coldenhoff 152 Pnt