Henry Jacobi finishes inside of the top ten at the MXGP of Finland

After his set back at the previous MXGP round in Sweden, Henry Jacobi bounced back at the MXGP of Finland. On the sand track of Hyvinkaa he finished in twelfth and ninth position in the motos, which gave him tenth position overall. Despite a strong showing in the second moto, Ivo Monticelli failed to score points in Finland.

The track of Hyvinkaa has a sandy surface and became really rough during the weekend. Monticelli managed to put a fast lap together in time practice and set the seventh fastest time. Despite a few attempts, Jacobi ended the session in seventeenth. In the qualifying heat things went better for Jacobi as he crossed the finish line in thirteenth place while Monticelli finished the race in nineteenth.

In the opening moto it was Jacobi who was riding just outside of the top ten for the entire moto. An eleventh position was his highest position during the race. In the second part of the moto he lost a position and finally he finished the race in twelfth. Monticelli was riding not far behind Jacobi in the first half of the race and was riding inside of the top fifteen for a long time. Unfortunately he made a mistake in the second part of the race and finished outside of the points.

Both JM Racing Honda riders were taking a good start in the second moto and at the end of the first lap it was Jacobi who crossed the finish line in second with Monticelli in fourth not far behind. Jacobi held on to second position in the first few laps. In the middle of the race he was still in sixth position but in the second part of the race he lost a few more positions and finally crossed the finish line in ninth position. Monticelli gave everything he had and was riding inside of the top ten at the midway point of the race. Unfortunately this cost him to much energy and due to stomach problems he was forced to retire with only three laps to go. This was a shame because he was still riding in eleventh position at that moment.

With a 12-9 in the motos it was Jacobi who finished in tenth position overal and because Monticelli didn’t score points in both motos, he was classified in 24th position. After sixteen rounds Jacobi sits in fifteenth position in the championship standings and Monticelli is in 24th position. Next weekend the series continues in St. Jean D’Angelo, France.

Overall MXGP Finland:
1 Glenn Coldenhoff 47 Pnt
2 Jeremy Seewer 40 Pnt
3 Maxime Renaux 40 Pnt
4 Brian Bogers 40 Pnt
5 Brent van Doninck 32 Pnt
10 Henry Jacobi 21 Pnt
24 Ivo Monticelli 0 Pnt

World Championship Standings MXGP:
1 Tim Gajser 674 Pnt
2 Jeremy Seewer 570 Pnt
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 525 Pnt
4 Jorge Prado 517 Pnt
5 Maxime Renaux 506 Pnt
15 Henry Jacobi 208 Pnt
24 Ivo Monticelli 50 Pnt