Mixed Feelings for Glenn Condenhoff after Indonesian GP
Glenn Coldenhoff looks back upon the Asian round of the MXGP world championship series at Semarang, Indonesia, with mixed feelings. Coldenhoff finished 8th in the first heat, but the organisers adjudged him to have ignored a yellow flag, and he was penalised 10 places, eventually being credited with 18th position. A bad start in the second race held him to a relatively unusual 14th place.
“On Saturday I struggled to get a feeling for the track, despite pushing hard. It was difficult to pass on this track, but I still managed to work my way to 8th in the first race. Alas, after the race we heard that I was penalised 10 positions for ignoring the yellow flag. Normally I’m the first rider to slack down for a yellow flag situation, but in this instance I saw the flag too late. We appealed the finding, but the appeal was not upheld. The second heat was nothing to write home about. I had a bad start, and made a number of mistakes in the race. I gave it my all, but on this occasion, there was no better than 14th for me. We will return home to analyse the weekend’s performance so that I can be back in full force at Loket,” he said.
Despite Glenn being only classified as 17th for the GP, he held onto his seventh place in the world standings. He will be in action in front of home fans at the final round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross at the Zwarte Cross next weekend, and then it is off to Loket for the Czech GP.
Overall Grand Prix van Indonesia:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 50 Pnt
2 Tim Gajser 42 Pnt
3 Clement Desalle 40 Pnt
4 Antonio Cairoli 38 Pnt
5 Tommy Searle 28 Pnt
17 Glenn Coldenhoff 10 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 583 Pnt
2 Antonio Cairoli 559 Pnt
3 Clement Desalle 447 Pnt
4 Tim Gajser 410 Pnt
5 Romain Febvre 400 Pnt
7 Glenn Coldenhoff 329 Pnt