GP4 - Oss (MXGP of The Netherlands)

18 Luglio 2021


KRT teammate Ivo Monticelli experienced another dramatic GP. The Italian sprinted clear of the pack entering the first turn of race one but ran wide into the fence to surrender the lead. Then on the uphill jump he crashed spectacularly when the rider just ahead of him suffered a technical problem which caused him to jump short; the Kawasaki rider, already fully committed to the jump, was not at fault but the collision relegated him to the rear of the field before putting in a determined ride to finish eighteenth. He was again unfortunate at the start of race two as another rider fell in his path entering turn two and he ran into deep mud on the outside of the corner to avoid the fallen rider. He advanced to eleventh by the chequered flag from twentieth on the opening lap.

Ivo Monticelli: "Everyone always tries to push on the first lap. I arrived at the uphill jump and Jeffrey jumped short. I was already in the air and couldn't miss him. I'm OK. I am so sorry for Jeffrey but this is our sport. The bike was damaged but I got back up after everyone else had gone past and found a good rhythm to finish eighteenth. My start was OK in the second race too but Hoff crashed in front of me at the second turn and I went out into the deep mud on the outside of the turn to avoid him. I was twentieth but I came back to tenth before Seewer passed me a few laps from the end. I rode two good motos with no mistakes and good speed today so I am confident for the future."