Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Romain Febvre shot to double race victory in Lacapelle Marival this weekend, at his home MXGP round in France.
Red Bull KTM’s Antonio Cairoli grabbed the holeshot for today’s second MXGP Moto in France, quickly followed by team mate Jeffrey Herlings and Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Romain Febvre. Herlings parks Cairoli in the first two corners of the moto, allowing him and Febvre to fly through into first and second position, followed by championship leader Tim Gajser in fourth place.
After finishing seventh in the first moto, the Hostettler Yamaha rider Arnaud Tonus crashed out heavily and what looked like landing harshly on his right side, retiring from the second moto of the day.
Monster Energy Yamaha’s Ben Watson had another decent result for the weekend, sitting in seventeenth, with Par Homes Husqvarna rider Josh Gilbert grabbing a well earned nineteenth position, with an injured Shaun Simpson coming home in 28th.
Herlings made a mistake mid moto which allowed the Frenchman Febvre to fly through into the lead, until Herlings dropped the hammer with five minutes left to go closing the gap on Febvre and made the pass to claim the moto two win.
Herlings went on to claim his 95th win of his career, and regains control of the championship lead from Tim Gajser.
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