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Geerts Grafts to Second in Qualifying at Storm Struck MXGP of Italy

Geerts Grafts to Second in Qualifying at Storm Struck MXGP of Italy

A storm-struck start to the 18th round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Maggiora, Italy, proved challenging for the world’s fastest motocross riders after heavy rain transformed the typically fast-paced and spectacular Maggiora MX Park. Despite the treacherous conditions, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts showed remarkable skill and determination as he powered his YZ250FM to an outstanding second place finish in the MX2 Qualifying Race.

Like Geerts, the team’s rookie Rick Elzinga also demonstrated his ability to navigate the slippery terrain while maintaining a competitive pace. The young Dutchman pushed through some health issues to secure a commendable sixth-place finish. While at the same time, Thibault Benistant made a remarkable return to action, after missing six Grand Prix rounds through injury, and after a fall at turn two, demonstrated his inspiring resilience by powering to ninth.  

In the premier MXGP class, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer ran an exceptional pace. However, a fall on lap three hindered his progress, resulting in an eighth-place finish, while Glenn Coldenhoff fought back from a lack-luster start to finish 10th. 

Unfortunately, Maxime Renaux encountered an issue after colliding with another rider on the exit of turn two. As a result, the Frenchman could not finish the race and will ultimately go to the gate in 33rd position on Sunday.

To view the results from the MXGP of Italy, click here.