EMX250 and EMX350 rounds in Hyvinkaa (Finland)

fim europeThe sixth round of the EMX250 and EMX300 Motocross European Championships were held this weekend in the Finnish track of Hyvinkää. Next round for both classes is scheduled in Dutch track of Lommer on the 3rd of August.

Sand always throws a spanner in the works, as it requires a type of motocrossing finesse to ride. With today being the semi-final round of the EMX250 championship, and the final being in the dunes of Lommel in three weeks time, the Dutch riders, known for their superior sand riding ability, took full advantage of banking crucial championship points. Yesterday, Creymert Racing’s Brent Van Doninck banked his first lot of twenty-five points when he took the checkers ahead of HSF Logistics Motorsport Team’s Brian Bogers and Kemea Yamaha Racing’s Nick Kouwenberg. When the gates dropped for race two, the sand was a little deeper and a lot gnarlier than yesterday which played right into the hands of HSF Logistics Motorsport Team duo of Brian Bogers and Ceriel Klein Kromhof. While Klein Kromhof led the way around turn one it was only a matter of turns before his teammate Bogers pushed through to take over the lead. With the championship right in his sights, Bogers, who was practically born in the sand, took full advantage of his position and led the race from start to finish for his second consecutive EMX250 overall win. With the same knowledge of the sand as his teammate, Klein Kromhof kept Bogers honest all the way to the finish for second and second overall, standing on the podium for the first time this season. While the Dutchmen checked out, Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Adam Sterry, who has really started to blossom over the last couple of rounds, was feeling the heat from Martin Racing Technology Team’s Michele Cervellin. With the Italian Cervellin pestering British Sterry the entire race, the persistency finally paid off as a tired Sterry had a few close calls with two laps to go allowing Cervellin to capitalize and bring home third. Sterry held on for fourth with the red plate holder CNC Doors KTM’s Steven Clarke rebounding from his race one shambles, where he crashed hard on turn one and only managed to salvage thirteenth, for fifth.

With the combination of both race results, HSF Logistics Motorsport Team’s Brian Bogers took his second overall victory to close up the championship chase, as he now trails CNC Doors KTM’s Steven Clarke by eleven. HSF Logistics Motorsport Team’s Ceriel Klein Kromhof uncorked his first bottle of champagne in second with Kemea Yamaha Racing’s Nick Kouwenberg occupying the third step. The Brits, Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Adam Sterry and Hitachi Construction Machinery UK KTM’s Ben Watson rounded out the top five.

Hyvinkää allowed the riders of the EMX300 championship today to fully utilize the torque of their powerful 300cc two-stroke machines with the sandy surface providing a good amount of traction for them to sink their tyres into. With a chopped up sand track being presented for the sixth round of their championship, two riders stood head and shoulders above the rest. TM Racing Team’s Samuele Bernardini didn’t waste any time in moving to the front in both motos to take two very convincing wins for his fifth round win of the season. Meanwhile GL12 Racing’s Lewis Gregory was also unchallenged in second onboard his Yamaha YZ 280cc two-stroke sealing the deal on two second place finishes for second overall.

Meanwhile Team Maddii Racing’s Marco Maddii wrapped up fourth yesterday and third today for third overall while Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Kenny Van Dueren managed to salvage fourth after an impressive third in race one came undone when he washed the front end and bit the dust hard in race two, and only coming back for seventh. Swedish Kevin Davidsson rounded out the top five.


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