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Good start of the World Championship Series for the Nestaan JM Racing Team

The Super B supported Nestaan JM Racing Team has scored good points in the opening round of the World Championship Series in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.

Jake Nicholls started the weekend impressively by taking the holeshot in the qualifying heat. He was leading the heat in the first half of the race but than he got passed by Herlings and van Horebeek and dropped back to third position. Jake was riding well and managed to held on to this position till the penultimate lap. Than he got passed by Tommy Searle and finished the race in fourth position. Jake felt confident for the race on Monday but made a big crash in the warm up and was pretty stiff. Despite this he took the holeshot in the first moto and was riding inside of the top three in the beginning of the race. Than he lost two positions and finally finished the race in fifth position. In the second moto he crashed in the first lap and went by start/finish in sixteenth position. He had a lot of work to do but had a good rhythm and passed one rider after another. With still several laps to go he had worked himself back up to ninth position and was able to cross the finish line in this position. With these results he finished sixth overall.


Glenn Coldenhoff was looking for the right set up in the practice sessions on Sunday. In the qualifying heat he wasn’t riding aggressive enough and finished the race in eleventh position. In the first moto he took a poor start and unfortunately he crashed in the first corner. Glenn had to come back through the field but couldn’t find a good rhythm. Despite this he passed a lot of riders and in the last five minutes things were going well for the rider from Heesch. He finally finished the race in fifteenth position. In the second moto he took a really good start and came out of the first corner inside of the top five. Glenn was able to follow the frontrunners in the beginning of the race. Unfortunately he couldn’t pass Butron but when he took over fifth position things were going well for him. He was riding in fifth position for a long time but in the closing stages of the race he got passed and finally finished the race in sixth position. Overall he ended the day in eleventh position.

Pascal Rauchenecker qualified himself in sixteenth position on Sunday. He was motivated to do well in the first moto. Unfortunately he took a poor start and came out of the first lap in 25th position. Pascal tried everything he could but wasn’t able to make up positions. Unfortunately because of a crash he dropped back to 34thposition. Pascal tried to come back but decided to retire from the race to save his energy for the second moto. His start in the second moto was a lot better and this time he started the race inside of the top fifteen. In the beginning he was riding in thirteenth position and soon after he worked himself up to twelfth position. In the closing stages of the race he was fighting for this position with several other riders. Pascal gave everything he had but made a small mistake in the last lap and lost two positions to finally finish the race in fourteenth position. Overall he finished in sixteenth position.

In two weeks time the series will continue in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.

Results Grand Prix Valkenswaard:

First moto:
1 Jeffrey Herlings
2 Tommy Searle
3 Joel Roelants
4 Jeremy van Horebeek
5 Jake Nicholls
15 Glenn Coldenhoff
DNF Pascal Rauchenecker

Second moto:
1 Jeffrey Herlings
2 Joel Roelants
3 Tommy Searle
4 Jeremy van Horebeek
5 Max Anstie
6 Glenn Coldenhoff
9 Jake Nicholls
14 Pascal Rauchenecker

Overall MX2:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 50 Pnt
2 Joel Roelants 42 Pnt
3 Tommy Searle 42 Pnt
4 Jeremy van Horebeek 36 Pnt
5 Jordi Tixier 29 Pnt
6 Jake Nicholls 28 Pnt
11 Glenn Coldenhoff 21 Pnt
16 Pascal Rauchenecker 7 Pnt