MX2 qualifying race saw Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2ís Jago Geerts out in front

MX2 qualifying race saw Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2ís Jago Geerts out in front

07.03.2020: .... as he got a fantastic start and led the way from early in the race. Out of the start he was closely followed by F&H Kawasaki Racingís Roan Van de Moosdijk, Red Bull KTM Factory rider Tom Vialle and Hitachi fuelled by Milwaukee rider Bas Vaessen.

.... as he got a fantastic start and led the way from early in the race. Out of the start he was closely followed by F&H Kawasaki Racing’s Roan Van de Moosdijk, Red Bull KTM Factory rider Tom Vialle and Hitachi fuelled by Milwaukee rider Bas Vaessen.



Van de Moosdijk came under pressure early in the race, with a mistake from the Kawasaki rider allowing Vaessen to move through into 3rd. As Geerts continued to lead, with Vialle on his tail, the two had already made a run for it, gapping the Vaessen and Moosdijk.



Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna rider Alberto Forato had an unlucky race as he crashed out of 12th and would not re-join the race.



Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory MX2 rider Jed Beaton was on a charge, as he passed Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Rene Hofer and then Van de Moosdijk to move into 4th place. Unfortunately, just a few laps later the Australian crashed, dropping down to 7th place, where he would also finish the race. His team-mate Thomas Kjer Olsen also didn’t have the best of luck, as he crashed out of 8th place and did not carry on with the qualifying race.



Meanwhile Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 rider Ben Watson was making his way through the field following a mid-field start as he passed F&H Kawasaki Racing’s Mikkel Haarup for 9th place, ahead of BUD Racing Team’s Mitchell Harrison and F&H Racing’s Mathys Boisrame.



With 3 laps to go, Hofer moved past Van de Moosdijk to secure P4 in the race. But in the end it was Geerts who took the his first qualifying race win of the season, finishing an impressive 14.408 seconds ahead of Vialle and Vaessen who rode strong to P3. Hofer followed in 4th after making a pass on Van de Moosdijk with a few laps to go.



Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts
: “I felt good on track all day and in the qualifying I got the holeshot. I rode a solid race for the whole thing and I won the qualifying, it’s my first qualifying heat win and I’m really happy with that and really looking forward to battle tomorrow. I just want to do good tomorrow, a couple of good starts and we’ll see, I just want to ride good and hopefully we end up on the podium again”.



F&H Kawasaki Racing, Roan Van de Moosdijk
: “Last week it was quite tough, I didn’t have the feeling on the track all day but it’s my first full season, so I want to keep improving each weekend. Last weekend I was 8th and now I was 5th in the qualifying race so I just go race by race and give it all. I didn’t race here [Valkenswaard] for 4 or 5 years so it’s nice to be back and of course podium will be great tomorrow, but I will be happy with top 5”.





MX2 Qualifying Race – Top 10 Classification:
1. Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), 25:01.872; 2. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), +0:14.408; 3. Bas Vaessen (NED, KTM), +0:18.592; 4. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:25.977; 5. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Kawasaki), +0:28.003; 6. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:28.979; 7. Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:34.953; 8. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Honda), +0:50.818; 9. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Kawasaki), +0:59.728; 10. Mitchell Harrison (USA, Kawasaki), +1:18.975;
         
 




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!




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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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