Born and bred in Oss, The Netherlands, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Dutch star Coldenhoff is excited to race in his hometown. With added motivation after missing the top step of the podium due to a three-way tie-break at the previous Grand Prix, the ‘259’ has been training locally this week and is ready to continue his title charge. He is currently seventh in the MXGP Championship Standings, 4-points shy of his teammate Jeremy Seewer, in sixth.
After facing some health issues at the start of the season, the current MXGP World #2, Seewer, feels his condition has improved and is prepared for another demanding round of racing. The number ‘91’ has not made any considerable changes to his program over the past few weeks. He has just been resting and training as per usual and is determined to put his YZ450FM back in the fight upfront.
Meanwhile, for Ben Watson, the curve of progression is hugely positive. The 24-year-old Brit has bettered his result at every round thus far, improving on a mediocre start to the season to finish ninth at the previous two rounds. The ‘919’ is currently 12th in the Championship Standings, 16-points shy of the top-10.
Coinciding with the MXGP series, the fourth round of the MX2 World Championship will also take place this weekend. The title crusade is set to continue for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Maxime Renauax as the Frenchman continues to close in on the championship lead.
Currently, second position in the points standings, just 2-points shy of the series leader, Renaux is a proven sand rider and already feels good about the upcoming Grand Prix. Striving for consistency this year, the 2016 FIM Junior Motocross World Champion is trying not to focus on the red plate; instead, he hopes for two good starts and two flawless rides to see where he ends up.
Following a thrilling maiden race victory in Italy, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s rookie sensation Thibault Benistant is motivated to continue his impressive progress as he homes in on the top-five. The 18-year-old Frenchman is currently sixth in the championship chase.
Feeling motivated after making a welcomed return to the podium at the MXGP of Italy 10-days ago, Jago Geerts is keen to get back on his Monster Energy Yamaha Factory YZ250FM this week in preparation for another exciting Grand Prix. The Belgian rider is currently ninth in the championship standings and desperate to return to the same form that has taken him to 36 top-three race finishes in the past.
Following the one-day format that was introduced as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, each class will have a 45minute practice session followed by two points-paying races. MX2 Race 1 will start at 12:15 followed by MXGP Race 1 at 13:15. Gates will drop for MX2 Race 2 at 15:10 followed by MXGP Race 2 at 16:10. All times are local (CEST).