News 2 Jul 2023
Back-to-back MXGP overall wins for Febvre in Indonesia
Geerts returns to the top step in the MX2 category at Lombok.
The strong form of Kawasaki Racing Team’s Romain Febvre continued at the MXGP of Lombok as he claimed back-to-back overall victories, while Jago Geerts returned to the MX2 top step in Indonesia.
Febvre traded victories with Jorge Prado (Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing) to secure the overall with a 2-1 scorecard, fighting his way past the red plate-holder in the second moto to take a decisive race win.
Prado went 1-2 for second overall, overcoming Febvre in the closing stages of moto one to add another race victory to his 2023 tally. A pair of thirds for Monster Energy Yamaha’s Glenn Coldenhoff saw the number 259 land P3 overall at Lombok.
A 4-4 scorecard was enough for Jeremy Seewer (Monster Energy Yamaha) to secure P4 on the day as Ruben Fernandez (Team HRC) also featured in the top five courtesy of 5-5 results.
Thanks to his victory in the qualifying race, Prado was still able to extend at the top of the championship standings and now holds a 103-point lead ahead of Febvre.
In MX2, Monster Energy Yamaha’s Geerts made a dominant return to the top step with a perfect 1-1 scorecard, clawing his way forward in the standings.
Red plate-holder Andrea Adamo (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) maintained the championship lead with a 2-3 scorecard, landing second on the day as Simon Laengenfelder (Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing) completed the overall rostrum with 5-2 finishes.
Roan Van Moosdijk (Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing) recovered to finish third in moto one, but a sixth place in moto two saw him fourth overall at the second round in Indonesia. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Liam Everts completed the top five thanks to 6-4 finishes.
Adamo still leads the MX2 standings, his advantage 26 points ahead of Thibault Bensistant (Monster Energy Yamaha) – who was ninth overall in Lombok. Geerts results – including a win in the qualifying race – saw him close to 47-points from Adamo, the number 93 notably missing races in France and Latvia due to injury.