Positive Ergebnisse für GASGAS Factory Racing beim MXGP-Lauf 16 in Italien
Isak Gifting beeindruckt weiterhin in der MX2 – Michael Sandner im Aufwärtstrend
Positive results for GASGAS Factory Racing at MXGP Round 16 in Italy
Isak Gifting continues to impress in MX2 – Michael Sandner upward trend
• Positive start to final MXGP triple-header for GASGAS Factory Racing
• DIGA Procross teammates deliver solid results on Italian hardpack
Race two was a little more lively for Gifting. Battling early on with teammate Sandner, he held down seventh place before withstanding pressure from last weekend’s overall winner Ben Watson. As the race entered the closing stages, Gifting lost his position, but then got lucky as Roan Van De Moosdijk tipped over, handing seventh back to Isak. Racing on to another seventh-place finish, the super-Swede placed seventh overall, his fifth consecutive top-10 result.
Michael Sandner delivered a pair of impressive performances at the MXGP of Trentino. Strong starts in both races saw the Austrian run up front in the top-10, learning the pace of the leading riders as he went. Despite an unfortunate collision with another rider early in race one, which resulted in a bent clutch lever, the undeterred MC 250F rider raced to a 14th place finish, his best result of the season.
Michael ripped to another strong start in race two and was looking good on the slick Pietramurata circuit. Placed well inside the top 10 for most of the race, he slipped back a few spots to 13th at the finish. A positive result nonetheless as it beat his previous best-ever moto result from race one! When paired together, Sandner claimed 12th overall, another career-best!
Isak Gifting:“Another good day for me today. I felt good in the races and felt better as the races went on. I passed some really good riders today and seventh overall is a good result on hardpack for me. I learned a lot today and we can apply this for Wednesday. We’ll keep working and finish the season strong.”
Michael Sandner:“Awesome day for me today. Good flow and a good feeling in time practice. I was a long time on pole then in the end sixth, so this was really good for my confidence. First moto, good start in fourth and then I passed Watson for third. Unfortunately, Watson jumped into the side of me and I crashed hard but I’m okay! I finished 14th with a twisted clutch lever, so not too bad. Second moto, another awesome start. I was third for a couple laps and finished with a solid 13th place for 12th overall and my best results ever!”
Text: GASGAS /Kevin Baltes
Bild / Picture: GASGAS / Juan Pablo Acevedo