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Improvement for Glenn Coldenhoff at the Grand Prix of Bulgaria

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Glenn Coldenhoff recovered from a tough Qualification outing and 13th pick in the start gate to record a 9-7 for 7th in the Grand Prix of Bulgaria. The Dutchman ended the weekend encouraged by his second moto launch in the top five and a rate of speed and performance that showed improvement across the difficult terrain.

 

Coldenhoff: “I was struggling a lot this weekend and was very disappointed after the first moto. Tracks like this are very old school on very hard-pack ground and the most important thing for me is the fact that I felt like I improved before the end of the GP. The second moto was pretty good and I was up there with Tony and Jeffrey. I could follow [Clement] Desalle for quite a while and although finishing seventh was a bit disappointing I gave all I had today. Seventh overall through a difficult weekend is still quite solid. I feel good on the bike and I hope for a bike of luck and a good feeling in Turkey. I want that podium finish this year!”

 

Back in MXGP and the first Grand Prix of Turkey for ten years will take place at the new circuit of Afyonkarahisar next weekend.

 

Next race: Grand Prix of Turkey, Afyonkarahisar, September 2nd

 

Results MXGP Sevlievo 2018

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

2. Tim Gajser (SLO), Honda (2-3) 

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

4. Tony Cairoli (ITA), KTM (8-2)

5. Romain Febvre (FRA) Yamaha (4-5)

Other KTM

7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED), KTM (9-7)

 

Standings MXGP 2018 after 17 of 20 rounds

1. Jeffrey Herlings, 783 points

2. Tony Cairoli, 710 

3. Clement Desalle, 581

4. Tim Gajser, 549

5. Romain Febvre, 544

Other KTM

7. Coldenhoff, 446

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