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Jake Nicholls second in the Dutch Open Championship Standings 2012

Jake Nicholls of the Nestaan JM Racing Team finished second in the final Dutch Open Championship Standings MX2. At the final round in Harfsen Nicholls managed to finish in fourth and fifth position in the motos which gave him fifth overall on the day.

It was the first time that Jake was riding on the circuit of Harfsen. In practice it took him some time to get used to the track. During the session he built up his speed and in time practice he tried to put a fast lap together. Jake finally set the seventh fastest time which gave him a good starting position in both motos.



In the first moto Jake took a really good start but went wide in the first corner and lost a lot of positions. He started the race around tenth position and had to come back. In the beginning of the race he worked himself up to eight position and a few laps later he moved up to fifth position. In the second part of the race Jake set his sights on the fourth place rider. He managed to take over this position and held on to this position till the chequered flag waved.

In the second moto he took again a good start but this time the first corner went better and he started the race in second position. In the beginning of the race he held on to this position but just before the middle of the race he lost his rhythm and this cost him a few positions. Jake dropped back to fifth position but he knew that this position was good enough to finish second in the final Dutch Open Championship Standings. He took no unnecessary risks anymore and finished the moto in fifth position.

Jake finished in fifth position overall and finished second in the Dutch Open Championship Standings. Glenn Coldenhoff had two surgeries in the recent weeks. One on his shoulder and one on his elbow. Coldenhoff wasn’t able to race in Harfsen and dropped back from second to fourth position in the standings.

Results Dutch Open MX2 in Harfsen:
First moto:
1 Jeffrey Herlings
2 Ceriel Klein Kromhof
3 Erik Eggens
4 Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM
5 Micha Boy de Waal

Second moto:
1 Jeffrey Herlings
2 Mike Kras
3 Erik Eggens
4 Ceriel Klein Kromhof
5 Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM

Overall MX2:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 50 Pnt
2 Erik Eggens 40 Pnt
3 Ceriel Klein Kromhof 40 Pnt
4 Mike Kras 34 Pnt
5 Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM 34 Pnt

Final Dutch Open Championship Standings MX2:
1 Jeffrey Herlings 340 Pnt
2 Jake Nicholls Nestaan JM Racing KTM 231 Pnt
3 Erik Eggens 225 Pnt
4 Glenn Coldenhoff Nestaan JM Racing KTM 209 Pnt
5 Joel Roelants 167 Pnt