EMX 250 and EMX 2T European Championship:
Alberto Forato and Brad Anderson winners and points leaders
The Matterley Basin circuit was host to much more than just the MXGP and MX2 World Championship racing this weekend as the FIM Europe Motocross Championship joined in the action. Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna’s Alberto Forato and Verde Substance KTM’s Brad Anderson came in force to start their respective championship seasons as both winners and points leaders.
The well know class of EMX250 is a breeding ground for potential MX2 and later MXGP stars as proven by many former graduates but this weekend at the grassy and green hills of Matterley Basin an all new category joined in alongside. The all new EMX2T presented by FMF Racing sang for the first time this year and ever over the past 2 days.
EMX250 Race 1 on Saturday started off with Raf Meuwissen in the lead with Jimmy Clochet, Ruben Fernandez, Pierre Goupillon and Kevin Horgmo all right in the mix. Fernandez took the look from Meuwissen quickly, but Forato was on the move and by the end of the first official lap had taken the lead from Fernandez. Race 2 saw another impressive start by Forato this time ahead of a regrouped Horgmo. Goupillon was again at the front of the pack running third with Guiseppe Tropepe fighting Van de Moosdijk over 4th.
The EMX2T Race 1 was a battle of the motocross veterans and former EMX300 rivals Mike Kras and Brad Anderson. Kras had the lead from the start with Youri Van T Ende separating him from Anderson. On the second lap Anderson made the pass and began his pursuit of Kras. Vaclav Kovar from the Czech Republic was the next to get by Van T Ende and only one lap later Anderson made a move on Kras to take over the lead.
Anderson led Race 2 too, followed by Klovar and the Britain Brad Todd.
EMX250 Overall Top Ten: 1. Alberto Forato (ITA, HUS), 50 points; 2. Stephen Rubini (FRA, HON), 36 p.; 3. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, KAW), 35 p.; 4. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, HON), 34 p.; 5. Jimmy Clochet (FRA, KAW), 30 p.; 6. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, YAM), 29 p.; 7. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 28 p.; 8. Josh Gilbert (GBR, HON), 23 p.; 9. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Michael Ivanov (BUL, KTM), 22 p.
EMX2T Overall Top Ten: 1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 50 points; 2. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, GAS), 42 p.; 3. Andrea Gorini (SMR, YAM), 33 p.; 4. Todd Kellett (GBR, YAM), 33 p.; 5. Andero Lusbo (EST, HUS), 30 p.; 6. Ben Putnam (GBR, YAM), 26 p.; 7. Marco Lolli (ITA, YAM), 24 p.; 8. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), 22 p.; 9. Matt Burrows (GBR, HUS), 21 p.; 10. Emanuele Alberio (ITA, HUS), 21 p.