Sensational right from the first practice session, Seewer qualified inside the top three for the first time this season. At a track as tight and compact as Lacapelle-Marival, a good start was vital. Seewer got off to a blisteringly fast start in the opening race, crossing the holeshot line alongside Jeffrey Herlings in second position.
After losing one position to the eventual race winner, Romain Febvre, the ‘91’ did all that he needed to do to finish comfortably in third
Coldenhoff crashed out of fifth position amidst the chaos of the opening lap and eventually finished 13th after remounting his YZ450FM in last position.
As a big fan of ‘old-school’ tracks, particularly clay-based ones with plenty of elevation, Seewer once again excelled in race two. The Swiss star powered his YZ450FM to another great start but was shuffled back to sixth amongst the frantic first lap action. With limited line choice around the narrow, rough, and bumpy circuit, Seewer had to be content with sixth.
Coldenhoff started inside the top-10 and managed to make two impressive passes on Thomas Olsen and Jeremy van Horebeek to finish eighth.
Watson struggled to get comfortable out on the slick 'one-lined' circuit. After a difficult timed practice session in which he qualified 23rd, the tall Brit had to try and make it the best of a bad gate pick. Despite the challenge faced, the '919' got off to two decent starts but was barged off the track by another rider in race one and then twisted his ankle in race two. He recouped a few points, finishing 19th and 20th in the two points-paying races.
The next round of the FIM Motocross World Championship will take place in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, October 17th.