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Round thirteen of twenty in 2018 #mxgp meant another hot episode of action in #indonesia and the second of back-to-back dates in the country. After the cloudy humidity of Pangkal Pinang the teams and riders faced the searing mid-30s heat of Semarang with a wide, fast and spectacular clay circuit hosting the Grand Prix of Asia.
Jeffrey Herlings aced an emphatic return from collarbone surgery to own both Grands Prix in Asia on his KTM 450 SX-F. The Dutchman was finally able to train and ride with a degree of normality after his surprising success in Pangkal Pinang and went to Semarang with rising confidence. He deposed of Tim Gajser late in the first #moto to win, and then controlled the second #moto from the front to record 19 chequered flags from the 26 run in the 2018 competition so far.
The 23 year old was able to extend his lead in the championship from 12 to 24 points over teammate Tony Cairoli. The World Champion suffered through two long races with an injured left thumb to register results of 3-4. The ranking gave #222 4th place overall and meant that he missed the #mxgp podium for just the third time in 2018.
Glenn Coldenhoff was 17th overall. The Dutchman had initially chased hard and placed in the top ten of the first #moto but was then penalised by ten positions after race direction adjudged #259 to have jumped while medical flags were being waved. He classified 14th in the second dash.
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