EMX125 and Honda EMX150 European Championship in Lausitzring (Germany)

aboutuemRound four of the EMX125 European Champinship was held at the spectacular EuroSpeedway Lausitzring (Germany). The combination of plus thirty degree temperatures and a rough sandy circuit were going to be huge factors in the result of today’s Final. Despite the challenge, Wilvo Nestaan JM Racing KTM’s Pauls Jonass was not at all phased as he went on to dominate the Final ahead of yesterday’s ‘Group B’ top qualifier KTM Bodo Schmidt Motorsports Calvin Vlaanderen and Swedish Anton Lundgren.

Firing out of the gate was Team MJC’s Nicolas Dercourt followed by the red plate holder Pauls Jonass and Anton Lundgren. Jonass was in no mood for games passing Dercourt immediately and going on to lead the race unchallenged from start to finish. Meanwhile, Lundgren was on the attack, eager to find a way around Dercourt. Dercourt did his best to hold onto the second place, but with KTM Bodo Schmidt Motorsports Clavin Vlaanderen closing in, Lundgren was forced to make a move and fast. On lap five both Lundgren and Vlaanderen got around Dercourt engaging in an intense battle of their own. Around mid-race Vlaanderen found the opening he had been waiting for and took over the second position dropping Lundgren back to third.

Coming into the closing stages of the race Nicolas Dercourt was again under attack, this time from Kemea-Reytec v/d Laar Yamaha’s Frederik Van Der Vlist who was trying to redeem himself after a bad start saw him outside the top ten. After finding new lines and making good passes throughout the entire race, Van Der Vlist soon got around Dercourt to take over and finish fourth forcing Dercourt to settle for fifth. Provisional rankings see the leadership of Pauls Jonass with 125 points in front of Calvin Vlaanderen with 94 points.

Lausitzring hosted also the first round of the Honda EMX150cc 4stroke European Championship, which saw the victory of the British rider Mitchell Lewis, in front of Italian Alberto Forato and Filipo Grigoletto.

The next round are scheduled next weekend for the EMX125 in Loket (Czech Republic). The Honda 150cc 4 Stroke European Championship is scheduled the 18th of August in Bastogne (Belgium).

(FIM Europe Press Release 108/2013)