EMX250 European Championship in Hyvinkaa (Finland)

aboutuemThe historical sand based track of Hyvinkää in Finland was revived today for round five of the EMX250 championship. Taking his first win of the season was Beursfoon Suzuki’s Mike Kras ahead of the red plate holder Guillod Motorsports’ Valentin Guillod and KTM Scott Racing’s Brent Van Doninck.

When the gates dropped for the EMX250 Final it was Racing Bike Finland’s Henric Stigell who came out of the gate with full force to take the holeshot. Following the local talent Stigell was a dynamic duo in the form of Brent Van Doninck and Mike Kras, who after growing up on world renowned sand tracks such as Lierop and Lommel were sure to be tough contenders here in Hyvinkää. Tough contenders were exactly what they were with yesterday’s Semi Final heat winner Belgian Brent Van Doninck taking the early lead ahead of the determined Dutchman Mike Kras. Making a small gap on the third place of Valentin Guillod, Van Doninck and Kras left nothing on the line as they brawled for the first place. Around mid race Van Doninck and Kras came into lapped traffic which saw Van Doninck crash while taking a new line handing the lead to Kras.

With a cushiony gap on the second place, Beursfoon Suzuki’s Mike Kras rode smooth and fast out front to take home his first win of the season. Coming home in second was the red plate holder super Swiss Valentin Guillod who was quick to take advantage of a recovering Brent Van Doninck. Despite struggling to find his rhythm after the crash, KTM Scott Racing’s Brent Van Doninck managed to come home in third.

Meanwhile last weekend’s Final winner Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Jeremy Seewer battled his way from a bad start back to an exceptional fourth ahead of Vamo Suzuki’s Jesper Jonssen in fifth. Local Finnish hero and holeshot receiver Racing Bike Finland’s Henric Stigell made his nation proud finishing an outstanding sixth.

Provisional rankings see the leadership of Guillod with 119 points in front of Seewer with 105 points.

The next round is scheduled on the 3rd and 4th of August in Loket (Czech Republic).


(FIM Europe Press Release 97/2013)