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ROCKSTAR ENERGY SUZUKI EXTENDS ADAC MX SERIES LEAD


Team Suzuki Press Office – July 1.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Glenn Coldenhoff and Brian Hsu both extended their leads in the German ADAC MX Masters and Youngster Cup Championships at the fourth round at Aichwald at the weekend.

Coldenhoff raced his factory RM-Z450 to fifth and second positions in the ‘Masters’ series, while Hsu dominated both races of the Youngster Cup Championship with a 1-1 result aboard his RM-Z250.

With 22,000 fans in attendance, Coldenhoff didn´t have the ideal start in race one and had to come through the pack, but the Dutchman raced-back to fifth place at the chequered flag. But the second moto was spot-on right from the moment the gate dropped; the 24-year-old taking the lead on lap two and eventually finishing runner-up to Tim Gajser, who was making a guest appearance. "The Hoff" took second overall on the day and extended his series lead to 28 points.

Said Coldenhoff: “I didn’t get the start in the first race, but I managed to make my way towards the front and finish runner-up in the second outing. I do remain on track in the championship so I am optimistic for the next races.”

Coldenhoff’s team-mate – and winner of the previous round - Jeremy Seewer raced his factory RM-Z250 but struggled a little against his 450cc rivals on the long start straight and uphill sections. He said: “It´s not easy to race the riders with higher-capacity bikes here at Aichwald, but I have to be content with my pair of seventh-place finishes."

Dennis Ullrich (Team Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base) impressed in moto one, finishing in third place. The defending champion had an average start, but took some good lines to pass a number of his key rivals. Ullrich gated worse in the second heat, but the German gritted his teeth to fight his way-up to sixth place. The 21-year-old remains second in the point standings and in full title contention.

His team-mate Sulivan Jaulin showed further signs of progress; the Frenchman was injured but is definitely on the right comeback trail, scoring a pair of top-10 results.

Meanwhile Hsu again dominated the Youngster Cup. The German-Taiwanese, riding for Team Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe, took maximum points with two convincing moto wins; the third round in-a-row where the reigning Junior World Champion took the overall with two race victories. “It´s going good at the moment. I hope to maintain this form until the end of the season or maybe become even stronger,” he said.

His team-mate Bas Vaessen posted a strong result in the second moto, finishing fourth. The Dutch rider said: “Unfortunately I always seem to mix a good with a bad moto, but I really hope to post two strong results soon.”

The next round of the ADAC Masters series will be held on July 18-19th at Tensfeld.


ADAC MX Championship Results: CLICK HERE FOR POINTS 

Aichwald Image Gallery (by Clemens Bolz): CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS






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