Spearheading the challenge for the team, Jago Geerts had to work hard to charge through the pack from the blunt end of the top-ten. As one of the most talented riders on the track, the youngster looked in complete control and was sensational as he forced his way into the top-five in the first six-minutes of the race. After making a great pass on Iker Larranager for fourth position where he held a tighter line without sacrificing any speed, the '193' went after Calvin Vlaanderen to challenge for third.
Determined to catch the front runners, Geerts stormed up the inside of Vlaanderen and carried more momentum into the wave section but unfortunately caught an edge on the sixth wave and high-sided at speed into the face of another jump. He suffered an enormous impact to his body that left him out of breath and unable to finish the race.
Despite feeling second-hand, Geerts bounced back in classic 'Geerts' style in the second and final race where he passed the championship leader Jorge Prado and Tom Vialle to take the lead on Lap-2. The promising youngster was flawless for 25-minutes thereafter, where led every lap until he washed the front-end on the entry of the wave section with 5-minutes left on the clock. He fell to fifth position, but his true champion spirit saw him fight back to finish fourth.
Despite scoring no points in the first race this weekend, Geerts still managed to round out the top-ten in the overall classification and has maintained third in the MX2 Championship Standings.
The next round of the FIM MX2 World Championship will take place in the Central Java district of Indonesia at the circuit of Semarang in five days' time.