MX2 start MXGP of the NetherlandsJorge Prado sweeps Assen. 

The 2018 MXGP season is at the tail end of the series. The 19th round was located in the Netherlands at the sandy Assen track. In the MX2 class, it was again the KTM rider of Jorge Prado that took control and swept the day with winning both motos. The American and factory Husqvarna rider, Thomas Covington was consistent with 3-3 finishes landing him on the second step on the podium. Covington’s Husky teammate, Thomas Kjer Olsen landed on the podium with 2-4 finishes.


Pos Rider Bike Race 1 Race 2
1 Prado, Jorge KTM 1 1
2 Covington, Thomas HUS 3 3
3 Olsen, Thomas Kjer HUS 2 4
4 Vlaanderen, Calvin HON 5 2
5 Watson, Ben YAM 4 5
6 Jonass, Pauls KTM 8 6
7 Cervellin, Michele YAM 7 7
8 Lawrence, Hunter HON 6 10
9 Sterry, Adam KAW 10 8
10 Geerts, Jago YAM 13 9
11 Mewse, Conrad KTM 12 16
12 Vaessen, Bas HON 14 12
13 Van doninck, Brent HUS 12 14
14 Weltin, Marshal KAW 15 13
15 Östlund, Alvin YAM 18 11
16 Roosiorg, Hardi KTM 16 15
17 Jacobi, Henry HUS 11 30
18 Fernandez, Ruben KAW 17 17
19 Furlotti, Simone YAM 21 18
20 Bernardini, Samuele YAM 32 19
21 De Jong, Rene KTM 19 23
22 Gole, Anton YAM 30 20
23 Koch, Tom KTM 20 22
24 Lesiardo, Morgan KTM 26 21
25 Griekspoor, Lars KTM 23 24
26 Bourdon, Anthony KTM 25 25
27 Sikyna, Richard KTM 24 26
28 Petrashin, Timur KTM 22 27
29 Grondahl, Eric KTM 27 28
30 Nielsen, Jakob KTM 29 29
31 Casas, Oriol HON 31 31
32 Rodriguez, Anthony YAM 28 DNS


Jorge Prado MXGP of Netherlands_ Assen_ Round 19Jorge Prado has a comfortable points lead with only one round left. 

Pos Rider Nat. Total
1 Prado, Jorge ESP 823
2 Jonass, Pauls LAT 777
3 Olsen, T. DEN 633
4 Watson, Ben GBR 585
5 Covington, T. USA 565
6 Vlaanderen, C. NED 521
7 Geerts, Jago BEL 366
8 Cervellin, M. ITA 365
9 Lawrence, H. AUS 331
10 Jacobi, Henry GER 311
11 Pootjes, Davy NED 218
12 Mewse, Conrad GBR 217
13 Beaton, Jed AUS 216
14 Sterry, Adam GBR 213
15 Van doninck, B. BEL 210
16 Rodriguez, A. VEN 189
17 Larranaga Olano, I. ESP 185
18 Vaessen, Bas NED 185
19 Bernardini, S. ITA 154
20 Furlotti, S. ITA 134




Jorge Prado MXGP of Netherlands_ Assen_ Round 19Jorge Prado was your qualifying race winner in the Netherlands. 

In the MX2 Qualifying Race Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado had a near identical race to that of Herlings with the lead off the start through to the finish. In second was not the expected Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machine of Pauls Jonass but Hitachi KTM UK’s Conrad Mewse.

A first turn crash claimed the 2 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders of Thomas Covington and Thomas Kjer Olsen along with Kemea Yamaha Official MX2’s Anthony Rodriguez. In a sportsman like move Rodriguez assisted the Husqvarna riders as they were caught together. All 3 remounted and rejoined the race while a separate start crash took down Honda 114 Motorsports’ Hunter Lawrence.

While Lawrence got up his Honda 114 Motorsports teammate Bas Vaessen was up in third with Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen giving chase in 4th. Yamaha SM Action MC Migliori’s Alvin Ostlund was also riding impressive in 5th.

Jonass was 6th but took Ostlund’s 5th away on the first laps while Kemea Yamaha Official MX2’s Ben Watson lost traction and spun out. Vlaanderen then muscled his way by Vaessen as Covington fell again and was unable to finish the race.

Jonass started to try to pass Vaessen several times but small mistakes hindered his progress. Taking advantage of the mistakes from Jonass and charging into the top 5 was STC Racing Husqvarna’s Henry Jacobi. Jacobi not only got by Jonass but flew past Vaessen as well.

Jonass then got by Vaessen and battled with Jacobi for a second time but the German prevailed. Vlaanderen then fed off the energy of the dutch crowd rooting him on as he passed Mewse for second.

At the finish it was the 9th qualifying race win of 2018 for Prado ahead of Vlaanderen and Mewse while Jacobi and Jonass round out the top 5. Olsen and Lawrence fought their way back from the back of the pack after their first turn crashes to finish 7th and 8th behind Ostlund.

Jorge Prado: “I feel really good on this track already for the last few years. Today went pretty good, I felt good all day long and once the gate dropped in Qualifying a got a good start which made it all a lot easier, it was a good race, I’m happy with the win, and looking forward to tomorrow.”

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