And it was 22-year-old Lithuanian rider Arminas Jasikonis who took his Husqvarna to dominate the MXGP class at Kaplice, also scoring back-to-back race wins.
Geerts (Yamaha) won both MX2 motos after two thrilling battles with French world championship leader Tom Vialle (KTM).
“My week in the Czech Republic ended well,” Geerts said. “Of course, this is only a preparation race, but it’s always a nice feeling to win. I’m really happy with my level today and I had a lot of fun. The entire week was nice. I had some good training sessions on different tracks.
“It was worth coming to the Czech Republic. I can’t wait to restart the world championship. On a personal point of view the calendar looks great with three Grand Prix in Kegums (Latvia) and three in Lommel (Belgium), two of my favourite tracks.”
Geerts stayed in the Czech Republic the entire week after participating in the first round of the national championship in Dalecin last weekend. The Belgian was the sole rider of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team at the start in Kaplice, as team-mate Ben Watson preferred some extra training.
Geerts finished his week with a victory in Kaplice. The Belgian got a great start, right behind Vialle into the first turn. He followed the Frenchman for several laps and took the lead when Vialle made a small mistake. The two were performing at a high level and had an exciting battle until the end. Geerts kept calm and won the first moto.
Jago took the holeshot in the second moto, but was closely followed by Vialle. Like in the first moto both riders showed an incredible battle, from start to finish. Vialle tried a few times to pass his Belgian rival, but each time Geerts replied in style. Geerts won the second heat and the overall.
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