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Glenn Coldenhoff Scores a Sterling Fourth Place At MXGP Of Asia

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Glenn Coldenhoff of the Standing Construct KTM team claimed a strong fourth place at the 12th round of the MXGP world championships at Semarang, Indonesia.  It was no mean feat, for Coldenhoff who had to fight back from mediocre starts in both races. In the first race he finished fourth and in the second, he claimed seventh spot.

 

“I felt good during training on Saturday, and posted the ninth fastest times in both the free – and qualifying training sessions,”he said. “The surface was quite hard, and some hard ridges developed, a bit old school.  I got the holeshot in the qualifying heat, and had a good rhythm. I rode in the lead for three quarters of the race, but a mistake cost me the win and Romain Febvre passed me. “

 

Glenn had a lesser start in the first race, but quickly slotted into a good rhythm. He  rapidly worked himself up from ninth to sixth, and in the final stages of the race he improved to fourth with a strong spurt.  In the second race, a middling start was compounded by him stalling the bike in the first corner. Again, he got going straight away and soon gained some spots. The very hard track had by now become treacherous, also due to some overenthusiastic spraying before the race, which made it difficult to determine which parts of the track had grip and which not. Glenn lost a spot near the end of the race and finished seventh.

 

“After such a strong qualifying performance on Saturday, one expects a stronger performance on Sunday. Still, I’m happy with fourth, and I’m satisfied with the whole trip to Indonesia with fifth and fourth.  The progress is continuing and we keep working hard. I will be at the final round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross at the Black Cross next weekend , and then the GP’s of Loket and Lommel are on the calendar. These are all tracks that suit me and I am looking forward to it.”

 

Overall Grand Prix Asia:

1 Tim Gajser 50 Pnt

2 Arnaud Tonus 42 Pnt

3 Jeremy Seewer 38 Pnt

4 Glenn Coldenhoff 32 Pnt

5 Max Anstie 29 Pnt

 

World Championship Standings MXGP:

1 Tim Gajser 538 Pnt

2 Jeremy Seewer 365 Pnt

3 Antonio Cairoli 358 Pnt

4 Arnaud Tonus 346 Pnt

5 Gautier Paulin 343 Pnt

7 Glenn Coldenhoff 277 Pnt