Motocross of Nations 2019 was a muddy one! And your Parts Europe crew was right up on the action. Inside our Hospitality, we gave our dealers VIP access to the winning riders.
Motocross of Nations 2019 Race Report:
Congratulations to THOR MX rider Glenn Coldenhoff for his outstanding performance at the Motocross of Nations 2019!
Coldenhoff lead his country to an astounding victory in the 73rd edition of the coveted Motocross of Nations in Assen.
Having missed out on what looked like certain victory in RedBud last year, the Dutch Team consisting of Glenn Coldenhoff, Jeffrey Herlings and Calvin Vlaanderen made it a Dutch show in front of His Majesty King of The Netherlands Willem-Alexander.
With weather conditions making the race somewhat of a lottery organizers did
their best to keep the track ride able however that did not deter the
international crowd who packed the Assen TT grandstands to cheer on their
Coldenhoff’s perfect score of 1-1 assured Team Netherlands of their first ever MXON victory.
Moose Racing rider, Jago Geerts, also gave a stellar performance. The Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha rider clinched the silver medal with Team Belgium at the Motocross of Nations in Assen.
It was Geerts’ second medal in 2019 after finishing third in the FIM World Championship MX2.
Thor rider Ivo Monticelli rode to an impressive 7th in the first moto to place Italy in the running. However a tough 3rd moto would see the Italians fall out of the top ten results.
Justin Cooper (THOR MX) rocketed to victory in the MX2 class qualification race on Saturday, keeping Team USA in the running. A first moto crash and injured hand would make it nearly impossible to challenge the Dutch for victory however Cooper showed his heart but coming out for the second moto to salvage points for the USA.
THOR riders, Kyle Webster and Regan Duffy, (Team Australia) looked impressive in the Saturday qualification races as Australia qualified 4th however the Assen lottery dealt them a harsh blow and put them out of the running.
Team South Africa achieved their first qualification for the MXON final in almost a decade, with Michael Docherty and Lloyd Vercueil flying the flag for THOR.
Next year’s MXON will take place on the hillside circuit of Ernee in France.
Motocross of Nations 2019 Race results:
Race 1 (MXGP + MX2) Top Ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 35:30.085; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:00.897; 3. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), +0:18.909; 4. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:20.095; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:30.079; 6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +0:35.526; 7. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), +0:38.577; 8. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +1:14.026; 9. Hakon Fredriksen (NOR, Yamaha), +1:50.041; 10. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, Honda), +1:56.915.
Race 2 (MX2 + Open) Top Ten:1. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 34:33.354; 2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:05.180; 3. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:41.404; 4. Harri Kullas (EST, Honda), +1:08.922; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Husqvarna), +1:26.808; 6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +1:29.976; 7. Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), +1:30.723; 8. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +1:34.713; 9. Dennis Ullrich (GER, Husqvarna), +1:45.868; 10. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, Honda), +1:52.114.
Race 3 (MXGP + Open) Top Ten:1. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 34:25.687; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:02.489; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:41.867; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:51.947; 5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:55.224; 6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +1:02.603; 7. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), +1:15.893; 8. Jason Anderson (USA, Husqvarna), +1:22.934; 9. Nathan Watson (GBR, KTM), +1:24.650; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +2:12.110.
Nations Classification: 1. Team Netherlands 18 points, 2. Team Belgium 47 points, 3. Team Great Britain 58 points, 4. Team Estonia 64 points, 5. Team France 68 points, 6. Team USA 68 points, 7. Team Germany 72 points, 8. Team Latvia 73 points, 9. Team Spain 73 points, 10. Team Denmark 77 points.