MXGP qualifying races in Valkenswaard

MXGP qualifying races in Valkenswaard

07.03.2020: The Qualifying races have concluded at Valkenswaard and with it the first day of actions for the MXGP of the Netherlands. In MXGP, it was the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory rider, Arminas Jasikonis, who was victorious in the qualifying race, fol

The Qualifying races have concluded at Valkenswaard and with it the first day of actions for the MXGP of the Netherlands.



In MXGP, it was the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory rider, Arminas Jasikonis, who was victorious in the qualifying race, following an impressive performance that saw him battle with Red Bull KTM Factory rider, Jeffrey Herlings. Meanwhile in MX2, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts continued his winning momentum from Matterley Basin, going on to win the MX2 qualifying race here in Valkenswaard.



Also joining the MXGP and MX2 riders in the deep sand of Valkenswaard was the supporting EMX250 and WMX classes. In EMX250 it was Bastian Boegh Damm of W-Z Racing who was dominant from start to finish, leading every lap of the opening European race.



 Following a flying start, the Dane rode comfortably in first, crossing the line with a 22.743 second lead over Isak Gifting who finished second. It was Jorgen-Matthias Talviku who was in second for the majority of the race, until lap 9 when Gifting made a move on the Estonian, pushing him down to 3rd where he finished. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory rider Kay de Wolf finished 4th, ahead of Lion Florian.



Also lining up in the European 250cc class was the EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing series leader, Liam Everts of Liamski KTM, who finished 7th in the group.



The Women’s Motocross World Championship race one saw a new winner, as Kiara Fontanesi rode her way to first position around the rough sand of Valkenswaard. A good start and a strong ride secured Fontanesi her first victory of the season. Close behind, 0.912 seconds to be exact, was home rider Nancy Van De Ven who tried her best to put on a great performance for her home fans, finishing in second, while Larissa Papenmeier followed in third position.



As the first EMX250 and WMX races concluded then it was time for the world championship riders to line-up for their qualifying races of the weekend.
 
 

 
In MXGP qualifying race it was the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP pilot Gautier Paulin with a flying start out of the gate, closely followed by Team HRC’s Tim Gajser and Red Bull KTM Factory rider Jorge Prado. Gajser made a quick pass on Paulin, moving into the lead a few moments later.



As Gajser led the way on the opening laps, Prado was in second after passing Paulin and battling with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory rider Pauls Jonass, who was being chased down by his team-mate Arminas Jasikonis.


By lap two, the racing in the top 6 was extremely close, with Herlings losing two positions to the two Husqvarna factory riders, Jonass and Jasikonis, meaning that there was no room to relax. But it wasn’t long before the Dutch rider reacted, passing both riders back and setting his sights on higher positions, with Prado and Paulin ahead.  



On lap 6, disaster struck Honda’s Tim Gajser who was forced out of the race due to an electrical issue, meaning that he would have to line-up last on the gate for tomorrow’s races. This allowed the MXGP rookie Jorge Prado to take the lead, with Herlings on his tail pushing for the race win. Meanwhile Jasikonis was already moving quick, moving past his team-mate Jonass and then Paulin, to go after Herlings and Prado.


 
With the end of the race nearing, Herlings put a charge on for Prado, with both riders pushing each other to the limits on the pit-lane straight, but it was Herlings who came out on top. Sensing a good opportunity, Jasikonis moved swiftly to pass the Spaniard and follow Herlings in front.



With four laps to go the battle for the win was on, as just 1.407 seconds separated both riders. But Jasikonis was absolutely flying and it was clear that he was on a mission, passing Herlings just a lap later and becoming the new race leader.




In the end it was Jasikonis who secured his first qualifying race of the 2020 MXGP season, followed by Herlings in 2nd and Prado crossing the line 3rd.  Jonass finished the race in a strong 4th, while Shaun Simpson of SS24 KTM MXGP had an impressive ride to finish 5th. Home rider, Glenn Coldenhoff of Standing Construct GasGas Factory MXGP finished 6th ready to battle for his first podium in Valkenswaard during tomorrow’s races.



Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory’s Arminas Jasikonis
: “It’s been a long time since my last qualifying race win back in 2017, it’s just my second one but I’m really happy to see the hard work paying off already. It was a really fun race, it’s been a big mix up with some good battles, overall the track is not the easiest of the season and it’s quite rough, so it’s easy to make mistakes but I managed to ride quite good so I’m happy about that and let’s see how we do tomorrow”.



Red Bull KTM Factory, Jeffrey Herlings:
“Arminas was really fast. Also this morning in time practice I had to make a few attempts to get to the pole position and then into the race straight, because in the morning I didn’t really warm up too good and by qualifying I just got arm-pump straight away in the second lap, I think maybe my suspension was a bit too hard, so overnight we will make some changes and tomorrow will be a bit better. It was good to get second and I’m happy about my riding, but I’ve got to be honest AJ [Arminas Jasikonis] was faster”



“Tomorrow we go for 9 wins here in Valkenswaard, that’s our goal but the other 39 riders next to me will be with the same goals so it will be difficult but hopefully it’s going to be a good day”.



Standing Construct GasGas Factory MXGP, Glenn Coldenhoff:
“It’s a shame because in 2018 I had the same points as the third and that’s definitely disappointing as I’ve never reached the Podium here, I want to change that around this weekend and get a podium, I felt good out there but I got out of balance and my start wasn’t good, I think I had to start from like 15th place and managed to come back to 5th and in the last lap had a small issue with Pauls Jonass, I went down and lost a position but in the end I finished 6th, it’s good for the races, I felt good, I felt strong so I’m looking forward to tomorrow”




MXGP Qualifying Race
– Top 10 Classification: 1. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, Husqvarna), 24:57.401; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:01.155; 3. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), +0:18.997; 4. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:20.402; 5. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:25.324; 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, GASGAS), +0:30.564; 7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:32.631; 8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +0:36.289; 9. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:40.917; 10. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:46.861.
         


MXGP OF THE NETHERLANDS – QUICK FACTS


Circuit length: 1630m
Type of ground: SAND
Temperature: 9°
Weather conditions: sunny


 
With the qualifying races done and dusted, we now look forward to tomorrow’s action as we gear up for more intense battles for the MXGP of the Netherlands podium!




Follow the second round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship on MXGP-TV!
 



TIMETABLE in Local Time (CET)


SUNDAY
: 08:45 WMX Race 2, 09:25 MX Warm-up, 09:45 MXGP Warm-up, 10:30 EMX250 Race 2, 12:15 MX2 Race 1, 13:15 MXGP Race 1, 15:10 MX2 Race 2, 16:10 MXGP Race 2.






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