News 25 Apr 2022

Another double for dominant Gajser in MXGP of Latvia

MX2 clean-sweep enables Geerts to reclaim joint red plate.

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Team HRC’s Tim Gajser won both motos at the MXGP of Latvia to increase his advantage at the top of the world championship, while Jago Geerts swept MX2.

On what was a miserably wet day at the Kegums circuit, Gajser took control of both races in what were difficult conditions to further stamp his authority on the 2022 series.

Gajser won the opening moto ahead of Pauls Jonass (Standing Construct Husqvarna) and Ruben Fernandez (Team Honda 114 Motorsports), before repeating in the second from Jonass and Glenn Coldenhoff (Monster Energy Yamaha).

Fourth was enough for Fernandez to land on the podium overall behind Gajser and Jonass, while in the championship standings, Gajser is 66 points clear of Jorge Prado (Red Bull GasGas) – 12th overall at Kegums – and with Maxime Renaux (Monster Energy Yamaha) sitting third.

It was a more difficult day for Australian Mitch Evans (Team Honda HRC) after he went 19-12 for 17th overall, going down early in the first moto and then again later, before stalling at the beginning of the second outing.

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In MX2, Monster Energy Yamaha rider Jago Geerts reclaimed the joint red plate by delivering 1-1 results to win the grand prix in convincing fashion.

Geerts topped moto one ahead of Kevin Horgmo (F&H Kawasaki Racing) and Thibault Benistant (Monster Energy Yamaha), before it was Geerts ahead of Kay de Wolf (Nestaan Husqvarna) and Tom Vialle (Red Bull KTM) in moto two.

Overall, Geerts stood atop the podium ahead of Horgmo, who went 2-4, and Vialle’s 5-3 scorecard. Both Geerts and Vialle are tied in the standings on 244 points apiece leading into Maggiora, Italy, on 7-8 May.

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