|In the MX2 class it was Simon Längenfelder’s home GP with his seventh-place overall result definitely giving the supportive crowd something to shout about. Isak Gifting ultimately placed 13th overall. |
· Solid home GP for Simon Längenfelder
· Difficult weekend for Isak Gifting in Germany
· MXGP resumes in one week’s time in France
Simon Längenfelder “It was such an amazing atmosphere at my home GP. The crowd were amazing all day and I could hear them all around the track so it was really special and I’m really pleased that we could have a big crowd. My starts were good in both races and in race one I finished sixth so I was really happy with that. In race two I had a good race going but I went into a really deep rut and it broke my gear lever off. I was then stuck in third gear for about half of the race, which made it difficult, but I managed to finish 11th which wasn’t so bad. Overall, I was seventh so it’s nice to be back in the top 10 and now it’s onto France.”
The MXGP of Germany was the home race for the DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing team and the home GP for MX2 class racer Simon Langenfelder. Giving the crowd something to shout about all day, the 17-year-old ran up front in both motos with an excellent sixth place in race one setting him up for a strong overall result.
Langenfelder was again on course to deliver another top-10 result in race two as he ran in a comfortable eighth position until bad luck struck. Entering a deep rut, his gear lever was broken off, which resulted in the youngster’s bike being stuck in third gear for the remainder of the moto. Able to bring his MC 250F home in 11th, Simon was ultimately rewarded with seventh overall to the cheers of his home crowd.
Frustratingly, Simon’s teammate Isak Gifting didn’t quite enjoy the same success in Germany with crashes in both motos restricting the Swede to 13th overall.
Isak Gifting: “Today was frustrating and it should have been so much better. I felt great on the track but crashes in both races really cost me, especially in race two as I crashed on the first lap and started way behind everyone. I came back to 15th but I feel like I should have been in the top 10 today.”
DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing will next be in FIM Motocross World Championship action at the MXGP of France, round 12 of the series, on October 10.