Difficult Czech GP For Glenn Coldenhoff
Glenn Coldenhoff of the Standing Construct KTM team had a difficult outing at the Czech GP on the circuit of Loket. Coldenhoff crashed on the first lap of the opening race and had to recover as best he could on the technical track. He managed to work his way up to 13th, and followed that up with a much stronger eighth in the second race.
“It was a difficult weekend for me, I did not feel at home on the track at all, which is strange, because Loket is normally one of my favourite tracks. The training sessions did not go smoothly, but it improved in the qualifying heat. I held my position in third place until Arnaud Tonus pressured me, I overshot a corner after a steep downhill, and lost a lot of positions. I finished eighth eventually, still good enough for a decent start gate,” he said.
Glenn seemed to ride smoother during Sunday’s warm up and that gave him some confidenc. After a good start, he slotted into fifth place. A crash in the second lap dropped him to the rear ranks, though. He had to exert all his efforts to recover to 13th.
A lesser start in the second race was immediately converted into a good first lap, and he passed the timing strip in 8th position. He looked as if he might take the challenge to Pauls Jonass in seventh, but a scary moment bid him to slack off, settling for eighth.
“I was tenth overall for the day, and not at all happy with it. I am confident for next week’s race at Lommel, though. We’ve been working hard, and I hope that it will pay dividends.”
Overall Grand Prix Czech Republic:
1 Romain Febvre 50 Pnt
2 Tim Gajser 44 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 40 Pnt
4 Gautier Paulin 36 Pnt
5 Jeremy van Horebeek 29 Pnt
10 Glenn Coldenhoff 21 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 582 Pnt
2 Jeremy Seewer 405 Pnt
3 Gautier Paulin 379 Pnt
4 Arnaud Tonus 373 Pnt
5 Antonio Cairoli 358 Pnt
7 Glenn Coldenhoff 309 Pnt