Difficult Swedish MXGP for JM Racing Honda

JM Racing Honda has had a difficult Swedish Grand Prix at Uddevalla. Henry Jacobi crashed out twice and Ivo Monticelli scored only two points after a crash in the opening moto and a bad start in the second moto. Due to this the Grand Prix went a lot more different than the team had hoped for.

JM Racing Honda started the weekend with a lot of confidence. Both riders were just outside of the top twenty in time practice but Jacobi was riding strong in the qualifying heat and finished in fifteenth position. Monticelli made a crash during the heat and finished in 28th position, which resulted in a bad gate position in the motos on Sunday.

The first moto started with a set back for the team. Jacobi crashed at the start and due to a lot of damage on his bike he was forced to retire from the race. Monticelli started the race just outside of the top twenty. Due to a crash he dropped back to 26th position. It was difficult to overtake on this track but Monticelli gave everything he had and finally finished the race in 22nd!

In the second moto disaster struck Jacobi again. After a start just outside of the top ten he crashed in the beginning of the race and hit the ground hard with his head. Jacobi was forced to retire after this crash and didn’t score points in Sweden. Monticelli came out of the first lap inside of the points. He was riding around this position the entire race and finished in nineteenth place.

Monticelli ended the weekend in 22nd position overall. In the World Championship Standings it is Jacobi who sits in sixteenth position and Monticelli is in 24th place now. The next round of the championship will be held in Hyvinkaa, Finland next weekend.

Overall MXGP Finland:
1 Jeremy Seewer 47 Pnt
2 Tim Gajser 40 Pnt
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 36 Pnt
4 Romain Febvre 35 Pnt
5 Jorge Prado 31 Pnt
22 Ivo Monticelli 2 Pnt

World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 645 Pnt
2 Jeremy Seewer 530 Pnt
3 Jorge Prado 496 Pnt
4 Glenn Coldenhoff 478 Pnt
5 Maxime Renaux 466 Pnt
16 Henry Jacobi 187 Pnt
24 Ivo Monticelli 50 Pnt