Thor Race Report

Thor Race report: Coldenhoff podiums in Turkey.

The season finale of the FIM motocross world championship has seen THOR’s Glen Coldenhoff claim 3rd in the MXGP championship standings after another impressive performance that had the Dutchman tie for the overall win in Shanghai China.

Coldenhoff grabbed his second consecutive pole position of the season by winning Saturday’s qualification race on the brand new Shanghai Off road circuit.

He took advantage of the inside gate on race day and after hugging the inside first turn, Coldenhoff managed to claim the lead on the opening lap. A train of riders followed closely however Coldenhoff controlled the race to bring home the win in front of Herlings and Gajser. Team-mate Ivo Monticelli made his way into 6th spot at one stage but then lost a few positions to salvage 10th place at the checkered flag.

Another great start saw Coldenhoff emerge in second behind Jeremy Sewer. He lost no time at all in making his move a few turns later to take over the lead. Another cat and mouse game ensued as fellow countryman, Herlings, shadowed Coldenhoff for the entire moto. With two laps to go Coldenhoff lost the lead to Herlings but crossed the finish line in second to tie on points but secure 3rd in the final point standings. Monticelli rode a consistent moto by moving up the ladder into 8th spot which he defended till the end of the 30min + 2 lap moto.

With the MXGP championship done and dusted, THOR riders Glenn Coldenhoff and Ivo Monticelli will represent their respective countries (Netherlands and Italy) at the MXON to be held in Assen on the 29th of September.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 35:20.563;
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:00.841;
3. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:02.268;
4. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:23.103;
5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:25.636;
6. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, Husqvarna), +0:28.101;
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +0:31.951;
8. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:40.088;
9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:59.916;
10. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), +1:15.332

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:24.258;
2. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:08.514;
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:25.810;
4. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:33.249;
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +0:40.121;
6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:45.179;
7. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:49.883;
8. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), +1:01.483;
9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +1:12.717;
10. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, Husqvarna), +1:17.759

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 47 points;
2. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 47 p.;
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 38 p.;
4. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 38 p.;
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, HON), 30 p.;
6. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HUS), 30 p.;
7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, YAM), 28 p.;
8. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, HUS), 26 p.;
9. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), 24 p.;
10. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 24 p

MXGP ChampionshipTop Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 782 points;
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 580 p.;
3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 535 p.;
4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, YAM), 527 p.;
5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, YAM), 462 p.;
6. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HUS), 458 p.;
7. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, HUS), 442 p.;
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, HON), 433 p.;
9. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 384 p.;
10. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 358 p.