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Glenn Coldenhoff fourth in MXGP Switzerland

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For the second Grand Prix in a row Glenn Coldenhoff just missed the rostrum with 4th overall. The Dutchman placed his KTM 450 SX-F into the gate with the 16th pick after being held-up by Herlings second corner qualification fall on Saturday. Coldenhoff had a great first performance on Sunday when he rode to 4th spot (following-on brightly from his 3rd in Belgium two weeks previously). #259 then recovered from a poor start to make the top seven in the second moto. Coldenhoff remains a clear 7th in the MXGP points table.

 

Coldenhoff: “I was really disappointed after the second moto and after starting the weekend pretty well, even if being stuck behind Jeffrey and losing my rear brake meant that the qualifying heat was far from easy and cost me a good gate for today. You just have to deal with situations like that and I think I did this in the first moto. I had a great start into fourth place and rode consistently. I had a tough race with [Jeremy] Seewer because the fans were going crazy for him; but it was good motivation for me to stay in front of him. I was happy with fourth and felt that today might bring my first podium. With the sixteenth gate pick I ended up with a place that had a huge hole just off the grill and by the time I saw it then it was too late. I messed up the start because of that and was far back, around 20th I think. I passed people and was feeling good again and came back to 7th. I wasn’t happy because I had my eyes on the podium and was 4th overall, which is a good result but I want more. Looking positively that’s two 4th positions in a row now and hopefully we can make that last step to the box in Bulgaria.”

 

MXGP shuffles immediately east this week and returns to the former award-winning circuit of Sevlievo for the first time since 2014 for the Grand Prix of Bulgaria in seven days time.

 

Next race: Grand Prix of Bulgaria, Sevlievo, August 26th

Results MXGP Frauenfeld-Gachnang 2018

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED), KTM (1-1)

2. Romain Febvre (FRA) Yamaha (3-2)

3. Clement Desalle (BEL) Kawasaki (2-4)

4. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED), KTM (4-7)

5. Max Anstie (GBR) Husqvarna (6-5)

Other KTM

7. Tony Cairoli (ITA), KTM (8-6)

 

Standings MXGP 2018 after 16 of 20 rounds

1. Jeffrey Herlings, 733 points

2. Tony Cairoli, 675 

3. Clement Desalle, 543

4. Romain Febvre, 510

5. Tim Gajser, 507

Other KTM

7. Coldenhoff, 420

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