Top Five For Glenn Coldenhoff At GP Of Lombardy
Glenn Coldenhoff of the Standing Construct KTM Team claimed a top five finish at the fifth round of the MXGP World championship series at Mantova. In the first heat, he advanced from outside the top ten to eighth. In the second race, he sloshed through the mud in controlled fashion to finish fifth.
“After my last outing at the Dutch Masters of Motocross at Axel I was feeling positive. I have always liked the track at Mantova, and that gave me confidence. I posted ninth and fifth in the free and time practice sessions, but it went wrong straight away in the qualifying race. I had a good start, but Bernardini slammed into me and I crashed. Two riders rode over me and that was properly painful. After that the riding didn’t go well. I had armpump and rode too tight which resulted in a sixteenth position, ” Glenn said.
A much changed track faced the riders on Sunday after some heavy rain. Glenn slotted into fourth off the start in race one. A bump with Clement Desalle dropped him to 11th. Despite the treacherous track conditions, Glenn managed to improve to eighth by the flag.
Glenn launched into the top five in race two. “I made a few mistakes, but managed to hold on to fifth. That was also good for fifth for the day.’’
Glenn is currently tenth in the world standings. The championship continues next weekend at Agueda in Portugal. “I’m looking forward to that race,” Glenn said. “I’ve had good results there three years in a row, and I love the track. I’m feeling fitter and more comfortable all the time.”
Overall Grand Prix of Lombardy:
1 Antonio Cairoli 50 Pnt
2 Pauls Jonass 42 Pnt
3 Gautier Paulin 33 Pnt
4 Clement Desalle 30 Pnt
5 Glenn Coldenhoff 29 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Antonio Cairoli 241 Pnt
2 Tim Gajser 201 Pnt
3 Gautier Paulin 175 Pnt
4 Arminas Jasikonis 146 Pnt
5 Clement Desalle 142 Pnt
10 Glenn Coldenhoff 94 Pnt