MXGP OF TRENTINO #2 RESULTS + VIDEO: CAIROLI WINS & HERLING’S 24-POINT GAP VANISHES

GRAND PRIX OF TRENTINO #2 RESULTS + VIDEO

The battle to become the 2021 MXGP World Champion just got a whole lot more exciting. Jeffery Herlings won at this same track on Sunday and lined up for the mid-week Wednesday race, round 15 of 18, with a 24-point lead over Romain Febrve. Unfortunately for Herlings, a crash on the start of the first moto caused his bike to get run over, damaging his throttle cable and causing him to DNF the moto. Essentially, Jeffery lost the points lead after moto one, but he gained it back by finishing in front of Febvre in moto two with fourth place. Tony Cairoli went on to win his 94th MXGP with 3-1 moto scores, Romain Febrve ended up 1-point behind Herlings with a 1-5 finish and Tim Gajser gained serious points on Herlings with 2-3 scores.

In the 250 class, it was KTM’s Rene Hofer who would grab his first MX2 class win after scoring 4th in the first race and winning moto 2. Points leader, Maxime Renaux, crashed in both motos, but salvaged a 7-5 on the day to finish fifth overall and retain an 87-point lead with three races left.

TONY CAIROLI WINS 94TH MXGP

Tony Cairoli 94th MXGP win at Trentino #2Antonio Cairoli said after the race: It’s been a struggle since the crash I had in Sardinia. It played on my mind in the next GPs. My ribs were really painful but in Spain I was already feeling a bit better. Coming here I was hoping for a good bounce-back after some tough races but I got sick on Saturday night and Sunday was difficult. Today I felt a bit better, and I’ve had some good races here in the past. I did everything I could to be on the podium. In the first moto I was very happy with my riding and in the second I had a holeshot and could mostly control the race. I was getting a bit tired but with my experience I could save some energy in parts of the track and could keep Jeremy behind me. I hope now I can feel even better and be on the podium every weekend; that’s what I’m here to do.”

450 GRAND PRIX RESULTS TRENTINO #2:

1. Antonio Cairoli 3-1
2. Tim Gajser 2-3
3. Romain Febvre 1-5
4. Jeremy Seewer 4-2
5. Glenn Coldenhoff 7-6
6. Thomas Kjer Olsen 8-7
7. Ben Watson 6-9
8. Brian Bogers 11-8
9. Henry Jacobi 9-11
10. Jeremy Van Horebeek 10-12

JEFFERY HERLINGS GOES DNF-4

Jeffrey Herlings MXGP of Trentino #2Jeffery Herlings: It is pretty devastating. My front wheel washed out and someone rode over my bike. A lot of things were broken, my handlebar, gas cable. It was a done deal. It hurts to get that points-lead to where it was and in the blink of an eye it was done. I just had to watch from the sidelines. I then had to go straight into the second moto and I had some arm-pump and couldn’t get into my rhythm. I missed that first moto. It’s been a bad day. I’m not sure what else to say. It is going to be an interesting last three races. We’ll see how things will turn out.”

2021 FIM 450 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 15 OF 18)

1. Jeffrey Herlings-573 points
2. Romain Febvre-572
3. Tim Gajser-570
4. Jorge Prado-473
5. Antonio Cairoli-464
6. Jeremy Seewer-451
7. Pauls Jonass-391
8. Glenn Coldenhoff-369
9. Alessandro Lupino-266
10. Thomas Kjer Olsen-266

RENE HOFER’S FIRST EVER MX2 CLASS WIN

Rene Hofer first MXGP win Trentino #2Rene Hofer: “For sure this is a day I will never forget. It was such a nice feeling once I crossed the finish line. I really hope the Austrian fans at home enjoyed it, it’s been a while! I feel a bit speechless. In the first moto I struggled a bit and didn’t have the best flow and the second moto was much better. Obviously, I was lucky to avoid the incident with Maxime and Tom but I felt great out there. I was a bit nervous with 10 minutes to go and made a lot of mistakes but, somehow, I brought it home. We put in the work for this season and also during the summer break and since then things have been getting better and better for me. Since Turkey my confidence has grown every GP. It’s also really nice to give KTM that win, I think they’ve waited long enough for an Austrian to be here. It’s a happy day for all of us.”

250 Grand Prix Results Trentino #2:

1. Rene Hofer 4-1
2. Jago Geerts 2-6
3. Ruben Fernandez 3-5
4. Mattia Guadagnini 11-2
5. Maxime Renaux 7-5
6. Simon Längenfelder 9-7
7. Jed Beaton 16-3
8. Wilson Todd 6-11
9. Tom Vialle 1-31
10. Mikkel Haarup 10-10

MAXIME RENAUX RETAINS MASSIVE POINTS LEAD

Maxime Renaux Trentino #2Maxime Renaux: “It was another tough day for me today. I had a terrible start in the first race and then another rider took me out. So, it was a hard charge to get back to seventh. I had a much better start in the second race, was second out of turn-one and directly went for the lead. I moved into first, and then the rider that was second just tried to enter where there was no space, so we collided and crashed, and then I was off the track. Then I had a cable caught in my rear wheel and it was slapping me, so I was scared something was broken on the bike and didn’t want it to block on a jump or something like that. Overall, two really strange motos, but overall, I am happy. I am really looking forward to the last race with two good starts and I will try to be up front.” 

2021 FIM 250 GRAND PRIX POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 15 OF 18)

1. Maxime Renaux-595
2. Jago Geerts-508
3. Tom Vialle-492
4. Mattia Guadagnini-475
5. Jed Beaton-454
6. Rene Hofer-436
7. Thibault Benistant-384
8. Kay de Wolf-384
9. Ruben Fernandez-364
10. Simon Längenfelder-271

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