Glenn Coldenhoff of the Nestaan Super B JM Racing Team finished fourth overall at round ten of the World MX2 Series in Kegums, Latvia.
Glenn started the weekend with the 13th fastest time in the free practice session. In pre qualifying things went better for him and he set the eleventh fastest time. But his best ride of the day was in the qualifying heat because after a solid ride he crossed the finish line in ninth position.
In the first moto he took a good start and came out of the first turn inside of the top ten. In the beginning of the race he worked himself up into seventh position and was riding in this position for a lot of laps. Than he got passed and dropped back to eight position. In the rest of the race he kept his head down and managed to finish the moto in eight position.
Just before the start of the second moto it started to rain in Latvia. The track became really muddy and a good start was really important. Glenn took a good start and came out of the first lap in seventh postition. In the beginning of the race he didn’t took a lot of risk in the tricky circumstances but still managed to held on to seventh position. In the second part of the race he worked himself up to sixth position and after a mechanical problem of a rider in front of him he moved up to fifth position. Glenn was riding a consistent race and managed to finish the moto in fifth position which is his best Grand Prix moto finish of his career.
With these results he finished fourth overall in the Grand Prix. After ten rounds he sits in eleventh position in the championship.
Jake Nicholls felt himself on the Latvian track during the practice sessions on Saturday. Jake set the seventh and eight fastest time in the practice sessions and finished in a strong fourth position in the qualifying heat.
In the first moto he took a top five start and started the put the pressure on the riders in front of him right from the beginning. In the beginning of the race he worked himself up to second position. Championship leader Jeffrey Herlings started to put the pressure on Jake but Jake was riding good lines and managed to held on to second position till the midway point of the race. Than he got passed by Herlings and dropped back to third position. Things were going well for Jake but in the closing stages of the race he lost his third position to a hard charging Jeremy van Horebeek. After a well ridden race Jake finished the moto in fourth position.
In the second moto he crashed with another rider in the first lap. His bike was so damaged that he was forced to retire from the race.
Because Jake didn’t scored points in the second moto he finished in thirteenth position overall. After ten rounds he sits in sixth position in the World Championship MX2 Series.
Results Grand Prix MX2 in Latvia:
1 Joel Roelants
2 Jeffrey Herlings
3 Jeremy van Horebeek
4 Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM
5 Jordi Tixier
8 Glenn Coldenhoff Nestaan JM Racing KTM
1 Jeremy van Horebeek
2 Joel Roelants
3 Jordi Tixier
4 Max Anstie
5 Glenn Coldenhoff Nestaan JM Racing KTM
DNF Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM
1 Joel Roelants 47
2 Jeremy van Horebeek 45
3 Jordi Tixier 36
4 Glenn Coldenhoff Nestaan JM Racing KTM 29
5 Jose Butron 29
13 Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM18
World Championship standings MX2:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 428 Pnt
2 Tommy Searle 387 Pnt
3 Jeremy van Horebeek 375 Pnt
4 Joel Roelants 310 Pnt
5 Jordi Tixier 279 Pnt
6 Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM 255 Pnt
11 Glenn Coldenhoff Nestaan JM Racing KTM 153