MXGP of Germany Report

By Adam Proud


After a two-week break in the MXGP paddock as the Nations took place, the series returned on October 3 as Germany hosted the 11th round of the season.

The action saw Tim Gajser return to the top as he took both the overall victory and the championship lead from the Teutschenthal track.

The HRC rider now has a slim advantage of two points from Jeffrey Herlings going into Round 12.

MXGP Race 1

Jorge Prado took the Fox Holeshot as the gate dropped for the first race of the day with Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli following behind the Spaniard.

The battle for the lead continued as the race progressed with Herlings momentarily passing Prado, before the latter made a move to retake first position from his KTM teammate.

Tim Gajser also began to move forward from fifth as he passed Cairoli and then began to chase down Romain Febvre for the remaining top-three position.

Herlings quickly dispatched Febvre as the Frenchman failed to make a move on Herlings and was caught out by the Slovenian.

Back at the front the fight for first continued to heat up all the way to the end, and as Prado crossed the line ahead of Herlings to take the win, the pair collided in the air which forced Prado to head to hospital for stitches on his armpit.

The Spaniard did not take part in Race 2, but Herlings was OK after the incident.

Gajser ended the race in third ahead of Febvre and Cairoli and Pauls Jonass finished sixth.

Glenn Coldenhoff put his Yamaha in seventh to finish ahead of Jeremy Seewer and Brian Bogers.

Jeremy Van Horebeek rounded out the top-10 finishers in the first race of the day.

MXGP Race 2

At the beginning of the second and final race of the day Febvre grabbed the Fox Holeshot and led the pack away.

Gajser made some clever moves early on in the race and quickly found himself in second, but for a large chunk of the race that is where he remained as Febvre put up a strong defence.

Further down the field Herlings continued his recovery from lower down in the field, the Dutchman didn't take long however to make his way through and quickly put his KTM into fourth place.

Herlings sat in fourth place for seven laps before he made his way past Coldenhoff, from then on it looked like he was comfortable with third and did not push the limit trying to catch the front two.

On lap 12 the lead of the race changed as Gajser found a way through on his French rival and eventually crossed the line 12.463s ahead of Febvre to take the win.

Herlings settled for third in the race and crossed the line ahead of Jonass and Seewer, with Coldenhoff ending in sixth.

Bogers finished the race in seventh ahead Ben Watson, Van Horebeek and Cairoli who finished 10th.

MXGP GP Classification (Top 10)

  1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda) - 45 points
  2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM) - 42 points
  3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Kawasaki) - 40 points
  4. Pauls Jonass (LAT, GASGAS) - 33 points
  5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha) - 29 points
  6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Yamaha) - 29 points
  7. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM) - 27 points
  8. Brian Bogers (NED, GASGAS) - 26 points
  9. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM) - 25 points
  10. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Beta) - 23 points

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