Glenn Coldenhoff Scores Strong Second at Dutch Masters of Motocross at Lichtenvoorde
Glenn Coldenhoff of the Red Bull KTM factory racing team got onto the podium at the final round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross 500 at Lichtenvoorde. The championship event, part of the Zwarte Cross festival, yielded his best result of the season, with second place finishes in both heats.
Glenn showed the shape of things to come during qualifying on Saturday, and he raced into second spot, keeping GP elite riders such as Max Anstie, Gautier Paulin and Romain Febvre behind him.
Despite a duff start in the first heat, Glenn quickly worked his way into third. He pressurised Paulin, but because of the often one line nature of the track, passing was difficult. He patiently waited for a mistake, and near the end of the race, he found the opportunity to pounce and move into second. He kept this position until the flag fell.
A much better start in race two catapulted Glenn straight into the leading group. He quickly moved into the lead, but a rampant Jeffrey Herlings soon found the connection. Herlings found a way pas, and Glenn fended off attacks form a couple of other riders to finish second again.
The results earned Glenn a podium call up for the first time in the 2018 series. He finished fourth in the final championship standings, and this is just the boost he needed as he prepares for the Czech GP at Loket next weekend.
Overall Dutch Masters Lichtenvoorde:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 50 Pnt
2 Glenn Coldenhoff 44 Pnt
3 Max Anstie 40 Pnt
4 Gautier Paulin 36 Pnt
5 Sven van der Mierden 31 Pnt
Final Standings Dutch Masters Championship 500:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 200 Pnt
2 Gautier Paulin 156 Pnt
3 Max Anstie 151 Pnt
4 Glenn Coldenhoff 127 Pnt
5 Sven van der Mierden 99 Pnt