Imola, Italy,
25
August
2019
|
07:41 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Coldenhoff celebrates successive MXGP wins with Dunlop

  • Glenn Coldenhoff secures successive MXGP overall victories.
  • Dunlop’s Geomax MX-33 provided riders with improved traction and durability.

  • Pauls Jonass finished third overall in the MXGP class.

The Standing Construct KTM and Dunlop rider, Glenn Coldenhoff made it back to back FIM World Motocross Championship (MXGP) wins in Sweden.

The Dutch rider dominated race 1 after taking the lead in the early stages, the MXGP of Italy overall winner showed supreme confidence on the hard-packed Uddevalla circuit to secure victory.

In race 2, Coldenhoff demonstrated an impressive turn of speed and overtaking ability to take second place after initially dropping down the field. A victory and a second-place finish was enough for the KTM rider to take his second consecutive overall victory and move him up to fourth in the World Championship Classifications. 

Building on the success from the previous round, Standing Construct KTM looked to be benefiting from Dunlop tyres’ improved traction on the sand and hard-packed terrains after the team decided to switch to the tyre supplier at the start of the season.

Dunlop’s Geomax MX-33 tyre has given teams the confidence that they can perform in tricky conditions especially in the latter races of the season. The intermediate-to-soft terrain tyre has proven to have both lasting performance and durability at World Championship level this season.

Eddy Seel, Dunlop’s MXGP Event Leader stated: “The Geomax MX-33 traction and durability helped Coldenhoff challenge for victories. The MX-33 worked very well providing a lot of grip on a tricky track, subsequently giving riders a lot more confidence in acceleration out of slow corners."

As well as Coldenhoff’s overall victory fellow Dunlop rider Pauls Jonass rounded out the podium places finishing third overall and highlighting an impressive day for Dunlop riders in the MXGP class.

The next round of the FIM World Motocross Championship comes from Afyon, Turkey on September 8.

About Dunlop

Dunlop Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of Suzuki Endurance Race Team and Honda Racing in motorcycle Endurance World Championship Racing, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championship and the most successful tyre brand in the history of the Isle of Man TT. Off-road, Dunlop is the choice of MXGP race winners and champions. On four wheels, Dunlop is the most successful tyre manufacturer in the history of the Le Mans 24h race.