|That’s more like it! DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing’s MX2 star Isak Gifting has started the Trentino triple-header with an impressive fifth place overall result at the MXGP of Trentino. Charging to a strong third place finish in race one – his first top-three moto finish of the season – the Swede battled valiantly in moto two for a hard fought ninth place result, ending the GP just four points away from a spot on the overall podium. Isak’s MX2 class teammate Simon Langenfelder placed 14th overall after a challenging day of racing in Pietramurata. |
· Isak Gifting on the gas in Pietramurata!
· Frustrating day for Simon Längnfelder
· MXGP round 15 is up next for the team on Wednesday
Isak Gifting “It’s been a really positive day for me after not qualifying so well this morning. I had a great start in race one and it was awesome to be riding in clean air and up front with the top guys. I was in second for the whole moto and a little mistake on the last lap dropped me to third, but overall I was super-happy with that one. I didn’t get the best of starts in race two but I made it happen, making a lot of passes and ended up ninth for fifth overall. I’ll take a couple of days to rest now and I’m excited to be racing here again in a few days’ time.”
For Isak’s teammate Simon Längenfelder, it was a long and frustrating day at the office. In moto one, the 17-year-old completed lap one way down in 22nd position before putting together an impressive charge through the field to secure his 14th-place finish. Starting up front in moto two set Langenfelder up for a much-improved result. But frustratingly, two crashes saw the German buried in a mid-pack battle just outside the top-10. Able to break free from his rivals as the moto neared its conclusion, Simon dug deep for a 13th-place finish and 14th overall.
Simon Längenfelder: “Not a great weekend for me. It’s unfortunate as I felt great in qualifying and I was sixth-fastest, but it just didn’t carry over into the races. A bad start in race one cost me and then in race two I crashed twice while trying to make passes. A frustrating day and I’m looking forward to turning things around on Wednesday.”
DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing return to action at the picturesque Pietramurata venue in three days’ time for round 15 of the FIM Motocross World Championship. the finish on a circuit that is notoriously difficult to pass on. In moto two, he had a really good start in P6 but clashed with [Mattia] Guadagnini in the first two corners and dropped down to P26 having had to pit to straighten the front wheel. Again, he was able to make good progress and ended up P18 at the chequered flag. The team now will prepare for Wednesday’s MXGP at the same circuit without the need to travel.”