Strong Outing For Glenn Coldenhoff At German MXGP Round
Glenn Coldenhoff of the Standing Construct KTM team finished in a strong seventh position overall at the tenth round of the MXGP world championships at Teutschenthal in Germany. Coldenhoff was on speed the whole weekend long, and finished sixth on both the first – and the second heats.
“It was a great weekend for me. It went so well in the qualifying heat. The track was well watered, which meant we had a lot of grip and many ruts formed. That made it more technical, which always suits me. I pushed Jeremy Seewer in the end, but just could not pass and finished third,” he said.
Glenn went into Sunday’s races in a confident mood. A mistake cost him a lot of time at the start of race one, though. “I made a mistake and stalled the bike on the line, which meant that I got away last. I passed a lot of riders in the first lap already, and pushed through to tenth. I kept my pace, and eventually finished sixth just behind Gautier Paulin.”
A better start in the second race was undone somewhat by the fact that it was difficult to make passes, with all the riders in his group more or less at the same speed. He initially lost the link to Paulin and Max Anstie, but drew closer again as the race progressed. He just could not make the pass, and finished sixth again.
With two sixes, Glenn was seventh overall for the day. “The riding went well, but the result could have been better,”he admits. “If you get the opportunity to score a podium finish, you must grab it. I did not do that on the day, and I am a bit disappointed with that. I am happy though, that step by step I’m getting closer to the top guys again. I’m positive for the trip to Indonesia.”
Glenn is currently eighth in the world standings. The series continues in Indonesia after a week’s break.
Overall MXGP Germany:
1 Tim Gajser 50 Pnt
2 Arnaud Tonus 42 Pnt
3 Gautier Paulin 34 Pnt
4 Pauls Jonass 33 Pnt
5 Jeremy Seewer 33 Pnt
7 Glenn Coldenhoff 30 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 441 Pnt
2 Antonio Cairoli 358 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 289 Pnt
4 Arnaud Tonus 288 Pnt
5 Gautier Paulin 288 Pnt
8 Glenn Coldenhoff 220 Pnt