Glenn Coldenhoff in Top Ten at Czech GP
Glenn Coldenhoff of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing finished in the top ten at the MXGP in Loket, Czech Republic. He finished 11th in both heats which gave him ninth overall.
The track at Loket offers many elevation changes and a slippery surface, which makes it as one of the more technical tracks of the GP circuit.
Glenn stated the weekend off well during qualifying. He started off in fifth, then moved up to fourth spot, which he held for a long time until Jeffrey Herlings passed him. Fifth in qualifying gave him a lot of confidence for Sunday’s races, though.
The first race started with a setback, because Glenn’s bike stalled, and he had to play catch up. In the first lap he worked himself into the points already, and he constantly moved forward to finish 11th.
A very good start in race two seemed to augur well, but Glenn was behind Arnaud Tonus who made a mistake, costing them both places. Again he was relegated to a come from behind ride. With a final spurt, he passed Max Anstie to finish 11th again.
With two elevens, Glenn was ninth overall, and now stands 11th in the world table with 264 points. In two weeks’ time the series continues in the deep sand of Lommel in Belgium.
“It might not seem so , but it was actually quite a good weekend,” Glenn said. “I don’t know how, but I stalled the bike in the first race, and passing on this track is really difficult. With that in mind, I was happy with 11th. In the second heat, the clash with Tonus cost me a lot of places. I worked really hard to get back to 11th, but of course I expect more of myself.
Overall MXGP in Loket:
1 Antonio Cairoli 45 Pnt
2 Clement Desalle 44 Pnt
3 Tim Gajser 43 Pnt
4 Jeffrey Herlings 36 Pnt
5 Gautier Paulin 34 Pnt
9 Glenn Coldenhoff 20 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Antonio Cairoli 523 Pnt
2 Clement Desalle 431 Pnt
3 Jeffrey Herlings 418 Pnt
4 Gautier Paulin 417 Pnt
5 Tim Gajser 353 Pnt
11 Glenn Coldenhoff 264 Pnt