Fünfter Gesamtplatz für Isak Gifting beim MXGP von Lommel
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Fifth overall for Isak Gifting at the MXGP of Lommel
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Round 15 of the FIM Motocross World Championship again saw Isak Gifting battle at the sharp end of the MX2 field. Racing at the grueling Lommel circuit for the third time in a week, race one started strongly for the confident Gifting. Moving forwards and into fifth place as the moto reached the 10-minute mark, a slight misjudgment resulted in an unfortunate crash. After being demoted to 11th, he displayed incredible fitness as he remounted and charged to the finish, making the pass for eighth on the final lap.
Race two was nothing short of phenomenal for Gifting. Challenging for leading positions early in the moto, he passed MX2 World Championship leader Tom Vialle for third on the opening lap. Despite being repassed by Vialle, Gifting was unfazed and quickly retook third before breaking away and going on to inherit second position when Jago Geerts crashed out of the running. From there, Isak used a number of wide, fast lines to maintain his momentum as he raced to the finish and a deserved runner-up result.
Michael Sandner was unfortunate to miss out on scoring points at the MXGP of Lommel. Dropping as low as 25th in the opening race, he kept his cool and reached 20th with three laps to go before frustratingly being demoted to 21st on the penultimate lap. Race two saw a number of crashes for Sandner, but the Austrian never gave up and ended the moto in 23rd place.
Michael Sandner:“Today was a really tough one. Three crashes in both motos made it a really big struggle to find a good flow. A tough day but I’m looking forward to Italy and some hardpack to end the year strong.”
Text: GASGAS /Kevin Baltes
Bild / Picture: GASGAS / Juan Pablo Acevedo