JM Racing Honda inside of the points in the MXGP of Sardinia

Round eighth of the world championship MXGP was held in the hot circumstances in Riola Sardo, Sardinia. JM Racing Honda managed to score points in both the MXGP and MX2 class.
On forehand the team knew that it would be a tough Grand Prix because of the hot circumstances. On Saturday it was Jacobi who qualified himself in tenth position and was ready to battle for points in the motos on Sunday.
Jacobi took a really good start in the first moto and came out of the first lap in fifth position. The pace was just a bit too high for him but he stayed inside of the top ten till the midway point. In the second part of the race he lost a few more positions and crossed the finish line in thirteenth position.
In the second moto he was riding in thirteenth position for a long time and normally he would have finished in fourteenth position. Unfortunately due to a problem he was classified in nineteenth position and scored two world championship points.
Overall he finished in sixteenth place and after eighth rounds he sits in fifteenth position in the championship!
Petr Polak managed to score points in both MX2 motos. Polak came close to a top fifteen position and finally finished the race in sixteenth. In the second moto he took a really good start and came out of the first lap in seventh position. The pace was high and in the high temperatures it was physically demanding. Petr had to lower the pace a bit and lost several positions to finally finish the race in nineteenth position.
Overall he finished in eighteenth position and in the championship he sits in twentieth position. In two weeks time the series continues in Spain.
Overall MXGP Sardinia:
1 Calvin Vlaanderen 50 Pnt
2 Jorge Prado 40 Pnt
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 35 Pnt
4 Maxime Renaux 33 Pnt
5 Jeremy Seewer 33 Pnt
16 Henry Jacobi 10 Pnt
World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 367 Pnt
2 Maxime Renaux 288 Pnt
3 Jeremy Seewer 264 Pnt
4 Jorge Prado 260 Pnt
5 Glenn Coldenhoff 234 Pnt
15 Henry Jacobi 103 Pnt
Overall Grand Prix MX2 Sardinia:
1 Tom Vialle 47 Pnt
2 Jago Geerts 47 Pnt
3 Thibault Benistant 40 Pnt
4 Kevin Horgmo 34 Pnt
5 Andrea Adamo 29 Pnt
18 Petr Polak 7 Pnt
World Championship Standings MX2:
1 Jago Geerts 338 Pnt
2 Tom Vialle 332 Pnt
3 Simon Laengenfelder 245 Pnt
4 Mikkel Haarup 239 Pnt
5 Kevin Horgmo 233 Pnt
20 Petr Polak 44 Pnt
Photocredits – Niklas Hampinen