|The second GP was raced in a humid and hot weather on the hard pack, mint conditioned track in Si Racha, Thailand this morning. Great starts for Rui Gonçalves gave him solid GP points, eighth in the first moto and fifth in the MX1 classification of the superfinal, lifted Gonçalves seventh in the overall standings. Xavier Boogsuffered a crash in the first moto, but was able to climb back to thirteenth. His second moto was very solid with the finish on the sixth place in the MX1 classification and his overall placing is tenth in the World Championship standings after two GPs.|
|The second GP of the motocross World Championship season was raced early this morning in South Asia on the hard packed track of Si Racha in Thailand.The humid and hot conditions pushed the riders to their limits, yet the excellent track gave a fair chance for everyone to fight for the GP points. The first moto started very well for the ICE1Racing rider Rui Gonçalves, who came to the first turn second.|
“My start was good, but I rode a little bit tight. Yet I was able to stay in the top ten all through the first moto even though I wasn’t riding my best, so I am happy with my result”, commented the Portugese ICE1Racing rider Rui Gonçalves after super final.
Gonçalves finished eighth in the first moto and was able to better by a few placings in the super final finishing very strong fifth in the MX1 classification.
“I am really satisfied with the team and their support. The bike is really strong in the starts, this was also the case in the super final. We had a small mechanical failure in the middle of the moto as my bike started to smoke, but I stayed focus, didn’t push the bike so much and I was happy to be able to finish the moto”, continued Gonçalves and added
“The season has just started, so I try to stay focused in my work. I want to be consistent through out the season.”
The French ICE1Racing rider Xavier Boog suffered a crash in the first moto and was forced to climb from the behind back up. With a very good fight he finished thirteenth.
“My result in yesterday’s qualification gave me confidence on my riding. The twisted ankle from the last weekend was bothering me a little bit, so I tried not to put my foot on the ground, which might have cost me the crash in the first moto. The gabs were really really big, so I had to flight in order to rise from the behind, but I was able to ride with good speed all through the day”, commented Xavier Boog after the race.
“My start in the super final was much better than the one in the first moto and I am satisfied with the end result. Even though the ankle was bothering me now, I am sure that the three week break before the next GP gets me back to my feet”, continued Boog.
Satisfied Boog was able to ride finally on his own level in the super final and finished sixth in the MX1 classification.
Antoni Cairoli ITA (KTM) won both of the motos, second this weekend was Gautier Paulin FRA (Kawasaki) and third Clement Desalle BEL (Suzuki). Both ICE1Racing riders finished in the top ten in the overall classification in Thailand, Rui Gonçalves was sixth and Xavier Boog was tenth. Again Jeffrey HerlingsNED (KTM) was the only MX2 rider in the top ten of the super final.
Cairoli is leading the overall classification with 95 points after two GPs. Both ICE1Racing riders are in the top ten, Gonçalves is seventh with 52 points and Boog tenth with 41 points.