The MX2 Qualifying Race was marked by Geerts speed and skill aboard the Factory YZ250FM. The ‘93’ took an impressive holeshot and quickly broke free, leading all 14-laps for an inch-perfect race win.
Thibault Benistant went bar-to-bar with his teammate Geerts around turn one but took longer than expected to find his race rhythm and ultimately finished fifth. At the same time, Rick Elzinga bounced back from a mediocre launch to start his rookie season inside the top 10. He was 10th.
The extremely fast-paced, wide and jumpy Patagonia Race Track made for intense racing. In MXGP, Jeremy Seewer started fifth and moved up to third after a thrilling battle with Pauls Jonass but could not finish after a spectacular high-speed crash. Fortunately, the 28-year-old Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP rider walked away unscathed and will be on the gate tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Renaux put in an incredible performance, charging hard from tenth to third, while Coldenhoff fought back from a mid-pack start to finish seventh.
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