The MXGP of Spain presented a technically challenging track with deep ruts, numerous bumps, and a variety of lines and passing opportunities. Seewer powered his YZ450FM to an incredible holeshot in the opening race and led the first five laps, showcasing his potential to challenge the podium. However, due to his health issues, he eventually faded back to eighth place.
Coldenhoff closely followed his teammate around turn one and demonstrated exceptional pace after recovering from a minor mistake at turn two to cross the line in fourth.
Known for his ability to pull holeshots, Seewer once again thrilled fans with an exciting start in the final race of the weekend, securing his fourth Fox Holeshot of the season. Despite his health struggles, the 91 maintained the pace of the leaders for the first 10 minutes before fading but still pushed to the flag, impressively fending off a challenge from championship leader Jorge Prado to finish fourth.
Simultaneously, Coldenhoff faced the challenge of navigating through the pack after a mediocre start placed him outside the top 10 at the first timing sector. 'The Hoff' put on a thrilling display of raw speed and talent, racing to a commendable sixth-place finish in Race Two.
Maxime Renaux could not participate in the MXGP of Spain after sustaining an injury in qualifying. Despite not falling in the incident, the 23-year-old Frenchman withdrew from the Qualifying Race and immediately sought medical attention. The evaluation confirmed he had fractured his right foot.
Renaux has travelled home to France, where he will consult with a specialist to determine the best course of action for his recovery. When available, an update on his treatment plan and possible return to action will be shared on www.Yamaha-Racing.com.
Renaux remains fifth in the MXGP Championship Standings, while Coldenhoff and Seewer are seventh and eighth, respectively.
Following the Spanish Grand Prix, the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team will return to The Netherlands for a well-deserved break before travelling to Villars Sous Ecot, France, for the seventh round of the series. The MXGP of France will take place on the weekend of May 21st.
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