Unfortunately for the DIGA Procross GASGAS MX2 athletes, the seventh round of the 2021 MXGP series proved to be a tough one. Simon Längenfelder and Isak Gifting had to dig deep into their pockets and fight hard for valuable championship points. In MX2, Längenfelder and Gifting finished 10th and 12th overall.
· Simon Längenfelder takes tenth place in the daily standings
· Crashes slow down Simon Langenfelder and Isak Gifting
· MXGP racing resumes in September at the MXP of Turkey
Simon Längenfelder: “It was ok today, but my results should have been better. If it wasn’t for a start gate issue in race one and then getting caught up behind a fallen rider in race two then I’m sure that I would have been closer to the front. A 10th and an 11th are not too bad considering what happened, but I know my speed is good, I felt great on the bike, and if I can start up front and avoid the mid-pack chaos then I should be closer to the front guys again.”
The seventh round of the FIM Motocross World Championship took GASGAS Factory Racing to Kegums in Latvia, and the sandy track suited our riders very well. The day also started promisingly for Isak Gifting with a fourth place in qualifying. Unfortunately, two crashes prevented a top result for Isak Gifting.
For our MX2 class racers, it was Simon Längenfelder who fared best, despite getting caught up in the start gate in race one. The young German then put together an awesome charge to battle his way through the pack, eventually claiming a solid 10th-place finish. Going on to back it up with an 11th-place result in the second moto, Längenfelder’s consistent results placed him 10th overall and he now lies 10th in the MX2 World Championship. Isak Gifting’s day in Latvia didn’t quite go to plan. Another victim of the start gate not falling properly in race one, the Swede was forced to charge his way from the back of the pack to an eventual 14th-place finish. In the second moto he improved to claim 10th following a crash on the opening lap.
Isak Gifting: “Today was another good step in the right direction despite the results not really showing it. My speed is really good, so it was really frustrating to be taken out in both races as well as the issue I had with the gate in moto one. I had to fight for every position in each moto and I moved up really well. But overall, it should have been better. Onto the next one in Turkey.”
DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing return to FIM Motocross World Championship action in early September for back-to-back rounds at the Afyonkarahisar circuit in Turkey, rounds eight and nine of the series.