Astonishingly, since Teutschenthal has been on the calendar for almost forever, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings has only won here once, back in 2014. The Bullet is a bit of a legend worldwide but out in this neck of the woods, he is also remembered for his massive scrub gone wrong which saw him break his collar-bone about 15 seconds into the Qualifying Race on Saturday last year. This time around, he might not scrub THAT hard, and he will probably remain unbeaten.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie finally uncorked a bottle of fizz last weekend. The Brit was the bridesmaid to Herlings, in second, which as said before, basically feels like a win for these guys in MX2. Last year he was second behind the eventual world champion, Gajser, and while he’ll hope to lay the smack down on Herlings, chances are he’ll be stoked with yet another podium finish.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Pauls Jonass is always fun to watch. He always rides his hardest and that means ‘pin it till you bin it’. Unfortunately for the MX2 vice world champion, he’s been binning it way too much and now sits third in the championship, 37 points down on Team Suzuki World MX2’s Jeremy Seewer in second.
Speaking of Seewer and that points gap, the Suzuki star has made it clear that consistency is his goal, and so far, he is doing a good job. He’s been on the podium five times on the bounce and will be looking to make that six this weekend.
Meanwhile, Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team have their full MX2 line up back with the return of Dylan Ferrandis. Both he and Petar Petrov were inside the top five last weekend after putting in creditable performances. Ferrandis with a fifth overall after two months off the bike, literally, and Petrov with a near holeshot and fourth overall, next stop? The box.
2015 MXGP of Germany MX2 Top 3
1. Tim Gajser
2. Max Anstie
3. Valentin Guillod
MX2 Championship Top Ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 300 points; 2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 230 p.; 3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 193 p.; 4. Petar Petrov (BUL, KAW), 165 p.; 5. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, YAM), 163 p.; 6. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 154 p.; 7. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 133 p.; 8. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, KAW), 132 p.; 9. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 126 p.; 10. Alvin Östlund (SWE, YAM), 110 p.
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