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Geerts Returns to Winning Ways to Start Portuguese Grand Prix from Pole

Geerts Returns to Winning Ways to Start Portuguese Grand Prix from Pole

The fifth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Agueda, Portugal, saw Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2's Jago Geerts make a spectacular return to form, extending his MX2 Championship lead with an incredible Qualifying Race victory. At the same time, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP's Jeremy Seewer secured his best Qualifying Race result of the season in fourth place, while Glenn Coldenhoff finished 15th, and Maxime Renaux retired from the race.

The MXGP of Portugal tested the riders' adaptability as they navigated the unfamiliar layout of the updated and reversed Agueda circuit, while simultaneously striving to find the optimal bike setup. Maxime Renaux displayed incredible speed during the first 15 minutes of the MXGP Qualifier but was forced to withdraw after experiencing an unexpected technical issue. This stroke of bad luck ultimately benefited Gebben van Rooy Yamaha Supported team's Calvin Vlaanderen, who inherited third place.

Seewer charged from ninth to finish fourth, while Coldenhoff struggled to adjust to the new track layout and ultimately finished 15th.
In MX2, Geerts controlled the race from the front of the field after making a solid pass on Simon Laengenfelder for the lead on lap three. At the same time, Thibault Benistant fought his way from outside the top 10 to qualify eighth, while Rick Elzinga had to withdraw from the race after a rock jammed his front brake disc. 

Click here for the MXGP of Agueda Qualifying Race results.

Click here for the MX2 round of Agueda Qualifying Race results.