Double victory Lucas Coenen in Saint-Jean D'Angély

Double victory Lucas Coenen in Saint-Jean D'Angély
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Unlike yesterday, no mud bath for the MX2 riders in France. Yet the circumstances in which Lucas Coenen won both heats were treacherous to say the least. Kay De Wolf, who finished second, consolidates his leading position in the World Cup.

After his GP victory in Portugal, the 17-year-old Belgian confirmed his top form. Thanks to a victory in the qualifying round yesterday and a victory in both heats on Sunday, Lucas scored an undisputed hat-trick.

Drama Sacha, victory Lucas Coenen

The holeshot on the heavy - dried mud - track went to Kay De Wolf in the opener, but Sacha Coenen eagerly raced into the lead. Liam Everts also started strongly in second. De Wolf fell back to P3 and had to hold off an insistent Lucas Coenen. Due to a slide by Everts, Kay De Wolf also fell, Coenen was the laughing third who thus took second place.

While De Wolf and Everts started a recovery, Sacha Coenen continued his momentum at the front. As so often in the career of the twins, a mutual struggle arose. In the 7th round Lucas took the measure of his brother. Reigning MX2 world champion Andrea Adamo had moved up to P3. Two laps later SC19 was destroyed. Unfortunately, this did not yet empty the chalice for Sacha. After a heavy fall and a second mistake, any chance of a good result disappeared like snow in the sun.

After a poor start, Mikkel Haarup took third place, but a rash Längenfelder knocked down the Triumph rider with 10 minutes to go. The drama behind him left Lucas Coenen cold. The fast Brussels native won convincingly with more than 10 seconds ahead of Adamo. De Wolf finished 4th ahead of Langenfelder and Haarup.

With Everts in 6th, Karssemakers in 9th, ahead of Rick Elzinga and Jens Walvoort, lowlanders were excellently represented in this first round. Sacha Coenen eventually came in 15th.

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The second round started with the 6th holeshot of the season for Sacha Coenen, with Langenfelder, Haarup and Elzinga in his wake.

Lucas Coenen, winner of the first series; However, he wasted no time and rushed forward at lightning speed. In a repeat of the opener, Lucas passed his brother for the lead. From the 2nd lap he would dominate until the finish!

In the leading group, Haarup disappeared from the front ranks due to a hitch in one of the deep tracks. From the 3rd. spot, the sympathetic Dane tumbled back to P11. De Wolf was a little further at the start, recovered excellently to second place, but had to watch his teammate take the cake.

As so often in recent seasons, Längenfelder was the “steady Eddy” in third place. Both Andrea Adamo and Liam Everts came back fine. It gave Adamo, fourth in race two, a second consecutive podium. Liamski was only 12th at the start, but finished 5th, barely 3 seconds behind teammate Adamo. Haarup finished 6th.

In the absence of Thibault Bénistant, F&H Racing's Quentin Prugnères was the best Frenchman in 8th (8-10). In the World Cup standings, De Wolf now leads with 52 points ahead of Längenfelder. Lucas Coenen is clearly the winner of the weekend. He jumps from 5 to 3 in the world championship and follows Längenfelder by only 7 points. Liam Everts, fifth today, drops from 3 to 4.

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In two weeks the 8th GP of the season will take place in Teutschenthal, Germany.


MX2 Race 1

1. Lucas Coenen (BEL, Husqvarna), 35:26.564; 2. Andrea Adamo (ITA, KTM), +0:10.145; 3. Kay de Wolf (NED, Husqvarna), +0:16.488; 4. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GASGAS), +0:23.556; 5. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Triumph), +0:30.241; 6. Liam Everts (BEL, KTM), +0:47.461; 7. Ferruccio Zanchi (ITA, Honda), +1:12.661; 8. Quentin Marc Prugnieres (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:14.544; 9. Kay Karssemakers (NED, Fantic), +1:22.605; 10. Rick Elzinga (NED, Yamaha), +1:24.602; 11. Jens Walvoort (NED, KTM), +1:35.060; 12. Julius Mikula (CZE, KTM), +1:39.153; 13. Jack Chambers (USA, Kawasaki), +1:41.756; 14. Oriol Oliver (ESP, KTM), +1:42.302; 15. Sacha Coenen (BEL, KTM), +1:44.534; 16. David Braceras (ESP, Fantic), +1:45.951; 17. Bobby Bruce (GBR, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 18. Yago Martinez (ESP, TM), -1 lap(s); 19. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 20. Samuel Nilsson (ESP, KTM), -1 lap(s); 21. Thibault Maupin (FRA, GAS), -1 lap(s); 22. Federico Tuani (ITA, KTM), -1 lap(s); 23. Morgan Bennati (ITA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 24. Arvid Lüning (SWE, GASGAS), -1 lap(s); 25. Hakon Osterhagen (NOR, Honda), -1 lap(s); 26. Delvintor Alfarizi (INA, Honda), -1 lap(s); 27. Sampo Rainio (FIN, KTM), -1 lap(s); 28. Scott Smulders (NED, Honda), -1 lap(s); 29. Jules Pietre (FRA, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 30. William Voxen Kleemann (DEN, KTM), -2 lap(s); 31. Enzo Casat (FRA, Husqvarna), -2 lap(s); 32. Nicolas Vennekens (BEL, GASGAS), -3 lap(s); 33. Dave Kooiker (NED, KTM), -9 lap(s); 34. Filip Olsson (SWE, KTM), -9 lap(s); 35. Marc-Antoine Rossi (FRA, GASGAS), -11 lap(s);

MX2 Race 2

1. Lucas Coenen (BEL, Husqvarna), 34:49.450; 2. Kay de Wolf (NED, Husqvarna), +0:24.167; 3. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GASGAS), +0:29.849; 4. Andrea Adamo (ITA, KTM), +0:35.695; 5. Liam Everts (BEL, KTM), +0:38.711; 6. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Triumph), +1:03.981; 7. Oriol Oliver (ESP, KTM), +1:09.865; 8. Ferruccio Zanchi (ITA, Honda), +1:13.200; 9. Sacha Coenen (BEL, KTM), +1:15.240; 10. Quentin Marc Prugnieres (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:27.202; 11. Rick Elzinga (NED, Yamaha), +1:29.197; 12. Yago Martinez (ESP, TM), +1:41.046; 13. Julius Mikula (CZE, KTM), +1:41.209; 14. Jack Chambers (USA, Kawasaki), +1:56.994; 15. David Braceras (ESP, Fantic), +2:03.786; 16. Jens Walvoort (NED, KTM), +2:07.360; 17. Kay Karssemakers (NED, Fantic), -1 lap(s); 18. Thibault Maupin (FRA, GAS), -1 lap(s); 19. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 20. Hakon Osterhagen (NOR, Honda), -1 lap(s); 21. Sampo Rainio (FIN, KTM), -1 lap(s); 22. Federico Tuani (ITA, KTM), -1 lap(s); 23. Scott Smulders (NED, Honda), -1 lap(s); 24. Morgan Bennati (ITA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 25. William Voxen Kleemann (DEN, KTM), -1 lap(s); 26. Delvintor Alfarizi (INA, Honda), -1 lap(s); 27. Philip Olsson (SWE, KTM), -1 lap(s); 28. Nicolas Vennekens (BEL, GASGAS), -2 lap(s); 29. Arvid Lüning (SWE, GASGAS), -5 lap(s); 30. Samuel Nilsson (ESP, KTM), -6 lap(s); 31. Dave Kooiker (NED, KTM), -7 lap(s); 32. Jules Pietre (FRA, Yamaha), -10 lap(s); 33. Enzo Casat (FRA, Husqvarna), -13 lap(s); 34. Bobby Bruce (GBR, Kawasaki), -15 lap(s);

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MX2 France final standings

1. Lucas Coenen (BEL, HUS), 50 points; 2. Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 42 p.; 3. Andrea Adamo (ITA, KTM), 40 p.; 4. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 38 p.; 5. Liam Everts (BEL, KTM), 31 p.; 6. Mikkel Haarup (THEN, THREE), 31 p.; 7. Ferruccio Zanchi (ITA, HON), 27 p.; 8. Quentin Marc Prugnieres (FRA, CAW), 24 p.; 9. Oriol Oliver (ESP, KTM), 21 p.; 10. Rick Elzinga (NED, YAM), 21 p.; 11. Sacha Coenen (BEL, KTM), 18 p.; 12. Julius Mikula (CZE, KTM), 17th place; 13. Kay Karssemakers (NED, FAN), 16 p.; 14. Jack Chambers (USA, KAW), 15 p.; 15. Jens Walvoort (NED, KTM), 15 p.; 16. Yago Martinez (ESP, TM), 12 p.; 17. David Braceras (ESP, FAN), 11 p.; 18. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, HOUSE), 4 p.; 19. Bobby Bruce (GBR, CAW), 4 p.; 20. Thibault Maupin (FRA, GAS), 3 p.; 21. Hakon Osterhagen (NOR, HON), 1 p.; 22. Samuel Nilsson (ESP, KTM), 1 p.; 23. Sampo Rainio (FIN, KTM), 0 p.; 24. Federico Tuani (ITA, KTM), 0 p.; 25. Scott Smulders (NED, HON), 0 p.; 26. Morgan Bennati (NOW, CAW), 0 p.; 27. William Voxen Kleemann (DEN, KTM), 0 p.; 28. Delvintor Alfarizi (MOTHER, HON), 0 p.; 29. Philip Olsson (SWE, KTM), 0 p.; 30. Nicholas Vennekens (BEL, GAS), 0 p.; 31. Arvid Lüning (SWE, GAS), 0 p.; 32. Dave Kooiker (NED, KTM), 0 p.; 33. Jules Pietre (FRA, YAM), 0 p.; 34. Enzo Casat (FRA, HUS), 0 p.; 35. Marc-Antoine Rossi (FRA, GAS), 0 p.;

World Championship MX2 standings after 7 rounds

1. Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 342 points; 2. Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 290 p.; 3. Lucas Coenen (BEL, HUS), 283 p.; 4. Liam Everts (BEL, KTM), 268 p.; 5. Andrea Adam (ITA, KTM), 257 p.; 6. Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 226 p.; 7. Mikkel Haarup (THEN, THREE), 216 p.; 8. Rick Elzinga (NED, YAM), 211 p.; 9. Sacha Coenen (BEL, KTM), 159 p.; 10. Camden Mc Lellan (RSA, TRI), 126 p.; 11. Quentin Marc Prugnieres (FRA, CAW), 124 p.; 12. Marc-Antoine Rossi (FRA, GAS), 122 p.; 13. Oriol Oliver (ESP, KTM), 97 p.; 14. Ferruccio Zanchi (ITA, HON), 97 p.; 15. Jack Chambers (USA, CAW), 93 p.; 16. Andrea Bonacorsi (ITA, YAM), 83 p.; 17. Jens Walvoort (NED, KTM), 79 p.; 18. Hakon Osterhagen (NOR, HON), 62 p.; 19. David Braceras (ESP, FAN), 55 p.; 20. Kay Karssemakers (NED, FAN), 54 p.; 21. Julius Mikula (CZE, KTM), 41 p.; 22. Yago Martinez (ESP, TM), 29 p.; 23. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, HUS), 24 p.; 24. Cas Valk (NED, KTM), 24 p.; 25. Bobby Bruce (GBR, CAW), 23 p.; 26. Hakon Fredriksen (NOR, KTM), 18 p.; 27. Dave Kooiker (NED, KTM), 16 p.; 28. Valerius Tin (STONE, GAS), 13 p.; 29. Arvid Lüning (SWE, GAS), 11 p.; 30. Federico Tuani (ITA, KTM), 10 p.; 31. William Voxen Kleemann (DEN, KTM), 9 p.; 32. Nicolai Skovbjerg (DEN, YAM), 6 p.; 33. Emil Weckman (FIN, KTM), 3 p.; 34. Thibault Maupin (FRA, GAS), 3 p.; 35. Samuel Nilsson (ESP, KTM), 3 p.; 36. Mads Fredsoe (DEN, GAS), 2 p.;

Photos: Samo Vidic/Red Bull Contentpool, Full Spectrum Media

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