Mixed feelings for JM Honda Racing after MXGP of Argentina

The JM Racing Honda team is looking back at the opening round of the world championship MXGP in Argentina with mixed feelings.

Brent van Doninck crashed at the start of the qualifying heat on Saturday and has broken his femur. Van Doninck had surgery on it already but will be out for a long time.

Hakon Osterhagen was showing a good speed in the MX2 class on Saturday. He took a really good start in the qualifying heat and was riding inside of the leading group in the first couple of corners. During the race he lost a few positions but Osterhagen was doing a great job and finished the race in seventh position.

His start in the opening moto wasn’t that well and he had to start outside of the top ten. He started to put the pressure on the riders in front of him but due to a crash he had to be satisfied with seventeenth position.

In the second moto he took a really good start and he came out of the first lap in second position. In the first ten minutes he was riding inside of the top five and after twenty minutes he still got a top ten position in his hands. In the second part of the race he had to lower the pace a bit and dropped back to seventeenth position.

Overall he finished in eighteenth place. In two weeks from now the series continues in Arroyomolinos in Spain.


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