Elzinga maintained his run of consistent results in the opening race of the Grand Prix in Italy, despite injuring his elbow on Saturday. Sixth in Race One was a strong finish but in Race Two, he almost crashed on lap one and hurt his wrist. After dropping down field, he regrouped and worked his way forward to claim 14th. In placing 11th overall, the Dutchman maintains seventh in the MX2 Championship Standings.

The MXGP of Italy marked the end of three consecutive races and the halfway point on the 2024 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar. Up next are back-to-back rounds in Indonesia with both events, rounds 11 and 12, taking place at the Lombok circuit.

Rick Elzinga: “In the Qualifying Race on Saturday I crashed and hurt my elbow so for today I had to manage it the best I could. I had a really good start in Race One and ran upfront but because of my elbow, I was overcompensating with my riding so I couldn’t really challenge the guys at the front. My start in Race Two was also good but I almost crashed on lap one and tweaked my wrist. I didn’t feel strong and lost a lot of places. I dropped quite a way back but then when I found my strength and flow again I was able to get back to 14th.”

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