It was Simon Längenfelder’s turn to shine in the MX2 World Championship today as the young German secured a superb sixth-place overall result at the MXGP of Pietramurata. Capitalizing on great starts in both races, he equaled his career-best overall finish of sixth thanks to solid 9-7 results. For last weekend’s star performer Isak Gifting, the GP started positively with a fine fifth-place finish in race one before a frustrating DNF in race two derailed his day.
· Young gun Simon Längenfelder returns to form at MXGP of Pietramurata
· Isak Gifting on the GAS in Race one and bad luck in Race two
· One more race to go before Trentino triple header is complete
Simon Längenfelder “Today was way better for me. I had really good starts and it was nice to be battling up front. I did get shuffled back a little early on in each race, but what’s really important at this track is to stay upright. You can lose so much time if you crash on the first lap. I had a great battle with Jago Geerts in race two and it feels great to be in a battle up front. Overall, I’m really happy to be back inside the top 10 and I can’t wait for Sunday.”
After his outstanding performance at the Pietramurata circuit just three days ago, Isak Gifting brought the same speed and dogged determination to round 15 of the MX2 World Championship. Following a great start in race one, the super-Swede quickly moved into sixth place and gave chase to Conrad Mewse in fifth. With fortune on his side, and with five laps to go, Gifting was able to take advantage of Mewse dropping out of the race, allowing the MC 250F racer to secure a solid fifth-place finish.
In race two Gifting was again on the pace and ran ninth well into the second half of the moto. Frustratingly, a technical issue forced him out of the running. However, with the points obtained in moto one, he now moves up to 13th in the series standings.
Isak Gifting: “The second race here in Arco was up and down. The upside was definitely finishing fifth in race one and building on my result from last weekend. The downside was that I had a small issue with the bike while running ninth in race two, which meant I had to withdraw from the race. Overall, my speed is good and it’s great to be battling up front again.”
DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing will return to the Pietramurata circuit for the third and final time on October 31 for round 16 of the FIM Motocross World Championship.