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Prado Wins Moto One - Germany

Prado Wins Moto One - Germany

Jun 2

  • Race Report

Defending World MXGP champion Jorge Prado has won the opening MXGP moto in typical fashion. A great start, quickly into the lead and just pulling away from everyone. Romain Febvre DNFed the moto with his thumb injury, while the red plate man, Tim Gajser struggled somewhat after holding down second place. In the final moment of the moto Herlings moved into second and Gajser third. The fight for the GP will be heated in moto two.

World championship points Gajser has a one point lead over Prado, with Herlings catching Febvre in third place. It is Tim Gajser 378pts, Jorge Prado 377pts, Romain Febvre 327pts, Jeffrey Herlings 316pts and Pauls Jonass 274pts.

Jorge Prado: It was a good race, good start, first corner was super muddy and the guys on the outside had more speed, but I made quick passes and I was with Gajser in the first corners, then passed Glenn (Coldenhoff) and I am super happy, it is a win and super confident for moto two.

MXGP Moto One

Coldenhoff took the holeshot then came Prado, Jacobi, Gilbert, Guillod, Gajser, Vlaanderen, Koch, Febvre, Bogers, Seewer and Herlings in 14th spot. Gajser passed Prado, but Prado passed him straight back. Gajser tried to block pass Prado but that didn’t come off and Prado stayed ahead. Prado into the lead and Herlings up to 11th place. Febvre in seventh, so mixed starts for those two.

Prado quickly getting away as Gajser still can’t get past Coldenhoff and Herlings into ninth place, but already 9.6 off the leaders. Jacobi dropped to sixth and Herlings was up to seventh spot. Febvre dropping down the order and clearly not going well for the Frenchman.

Prado with a 3.6 second lead on lap two and Febvre out of the race, more than likely with his injured thumb, which gave him problems yesterday. Lap three the top ten was Prado, Coldehoff, Gajser, Vlaanderen, Jonass, Jacobi, Herlings, Bogers, Bonacorsi and Guillod. The lead by Prado was 7.8 seconds.

Gajser into second, but nearly nine seconds away from Prado, Herlings in sixth was 16 seconds off the leader and chasing down Jonass. Five laps and the lead by Prado was 15 seconds, then came Gajser, Coldenhoff, Vlaanderen, Jonass, Herlings, Jacobi, Bogers, Bonacorsi and Guillod.

Prado in total command with a 20 second lead on lap six and not a lot happening behind him. Gajser still second, Herlings still sixth and Febvre out. This moto is all Prado. Coldenhoff, Vlaanderen and Jonass all rather close together, but not changing of positions.

Vlaanderen moved past Coldenhoff and was all over Gajser for second place, the Dutch/South African riding really well. Vlaanderen moved into second and Gajser not looking brilliant, despite his amazing results at this circuit in the past. Herlings getting hurry up from Jacobi.

Herlings into fifth place and right onto Coldenhoff as this race starts to warm up for the KTM rider. Herlings into fourth and on lap nine it was Prado, Vlaanderen, Gajser, Herlings, Coldenhoff, Jonass, Jacobi, Bogers, Bonacorsi and Seewer 10th.

Herlings closing up on Gajser and Herlings into third place as he ripped past Gajser. The Dutchman might have time to get to Vlaanderen and Prado. Gajser back past Herlings as the Dutchman made a mistake. Herlings back into third and looking to get to Vlaanderen. Herlings looking a little like Herlings of old.

Lap 11 and its Prado with 22 seconds over Vlaanderen with Herlings onto the Yamaha rider, then Jacobi who is also flying into fourth, then Gajser, Coldenhoff, Jonass, Bonacorsi, Bogers, Seewer in 10th. Herlings closing on Vlaanderen and Jacobi closing on Herlings. Prado way out front. Herlings all over the back wheel of Vlaanderen and Gajser back into fourth place as Jacobi made a mistake and dropped to seventh.

Herlings knows a second in the moto gives him a shot at the GP win and continued to chase Vlaanderen, but not getting close enough to pass. The lead by Prado was now 17 seconds with three laps remaining. Herlings into second and Vlaanderen slipped over, handing Gajser third and three of the big three are first, second and third. Prado wins it from Herlings and Gajser.

MXGP - Grand Prix Race 1 - Classification

1. Jorge Prado (ESP, GASGAS), 36:00.648; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:12.895; 3. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:14.689; 4. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, Yamaha), +0:17.094; 5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Honda), +0:22.867; 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Fantic), +0:31.524; 7. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:40.501; 8. Brian Bogers (NED, Fantic), +0:45.931; 9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Kawasaki), +0:50.795; 10. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), +0:57.896; 11. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:58.469; 12. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Honda), +0:59.256; 13. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, Honda), +1:00.375; 14. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +1:19.360; 15. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), +1:24.319; 16. Ben Watson (GBR, Beta), +1:26.930; 17. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), +1:32.306; 18. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Honda), +1:37.969; 19. Jakub Teresak (CZE, Husqvarna), +1:46.593; 20. Tom Koch (GER, KTM), +1:55.555; 21. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, Beta), -1 lap(s); 22. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), -1 lap(s); 23. Tomas Kohut (SVK, KTM), -1 lap(s); 24. Nico Koch (GER, GASGAS), -1 lap(s); 25. Lukas Platt (GER, KTM), -1 lap(s); 26. Petr Polak (CZE, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 27. Kevin Brumann (SUI, Husqvarna), -2 lap(s); 28. Victor Voxen Kleemann (DEN, KTM), -2 lap(s); 29. Mike Bolink (NED, Yamaha), -2 lap(s); 30. Nikolaj Skovgaard (DEN, KTM), -2 lap(s); 31. Thomas Vermijl (BEL, GASGAS), -2 lap(s); 32. Noah Ludwig (GER, KTM), -2 lap(s); 33. Mark Scheu (GER, Husqvarna), -4 lap(s); 34. Paul Haberland (GER, Yamaha), -8 lap(s); 35. Yuri Quarti (ITA, Honda), -10 lap(s); 36. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), -12 lap(s); 37. Romain Febvre (FRA, Kawasaki), -16 lap(s); 38. Cato Nickel (GER, Husqvarna), -16 lap(s);

MXGP - World Championship Classification

1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 378 points; 2. Jorge Prado (ESP, GAS), 377 p.; 3. Romain Febvre (FRA, KAW), 327 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 316 p.; 5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HON), 274 p.; 6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, KAW), 252 p.; 7. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, YAM), 245 p.; 8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, FAN), 215 p.; 9. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, HON), 153 p.; 10. Valentin Guillod (SUI, HON), 139 p.; 11. Brian Bogers (NED, FAN), 125 p.; 12. Ben Watson (GBR, BET), 110 p.; 13. Cornelius Toendel (NOR, KTM), 97 p.; 14. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 79 p.; 15. Isak Gifting (SWE, YAM), 77 p.; 16. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, YAM), 76 p.; 17. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 68 p.; 18. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 63 p.; 19. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, HUS), 60 p.; 20. Alvin Östlund (SWE, HON), 59 p.; 21. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, BET), 54 p.; 22. Tom Koch (GER, KTM), 41 p.; 23. Maximilian Spies (GER, KTM), 27 p.; 24. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), 25 p.; 25. Josh Gilbert (GBR, KTM), 20 p.; 26. Kevin Brumann (SUI, HUS), 15 p.; 27. Tim Edberg (SWE, HON), 13 p.; 28. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), 13 p.; 29. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), 8 p.; 30. Ander Valentin (ESP, YAM), 7 p.; 31. Giuseppe Tropepe (ITA, HON), 6 p.; 32. Emilio Scuteri (ITA, HON), 6 p.; 33. Todd Kellett (GBR, YAM), 5 p.; 34. Lars van Berkel (NED, HON), 5 p.; 35. Miguel Cordovez (ECU, YAM), 4 p.; 36. Cato Nickel (GER, HUS), 3 p.; 37. Fabio Aparecido dos Santos (BRA, YAM), 3 p.; 38. Anton Nagy (SWE, YAM), 3 p.; 39. Jakub Teresak (CZE, HUS), 2 p.; 40. Nicolas Rolando (URU, HUS), 2 p.; 41. Mark Scheu (GER, HUS), 1 p.; 42. Andres Benenaula (ECU, KAW), 1 p.; 43. Sergio Ignacio Villaronga Muga (CHI, HON), 1 p.;

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