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    Turbulent time for Wilvo Yamaha MXGP in Bulgaria

Simpson aug 2018 bulgary
Sevlievo in Bulgaria, one of the oldest tracks on the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar, was the destination for the Wilvo Yamaha MXGP squad this past weekend. The slick, hard-pack hills prompted some close racing and also provided a platform for both Shaun Simpson and Jeremy Seewer to thrive on.

Spirits were high after Jeremy Seewer qualified in eighth, with Shaun Simpson in eleventh, because both riders knew exactly what they had to improve in order to make progress in the main motos. A poor start and mistake unfortunately hindered the former in the first of two motos, however, so he had to work his way up from the lower half of the top twenty. The conditions at Sevlievo did not exactly make that easy, as the fast nature of the circuit ensured that everyone was fairly close all day, but he pushed forward and into tenth at the chequered flag. It was an impressive effort and one that did not go unnoticed.

The second encounter was fairly similar for Jeremy Seewer, who did not grab the greatest start and therefore had some work to do. Tenth was the position that he eventually acquired and that left him in ninth overall on the day, so it was certainly a consistent outing. The twenty-two points that were acquired at the Grand Prix of Bulgaria helped him maintain eighth place in the premier-class series standings. Twenty points is the cushion that he has over the rider in ninth with three rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship left to run.

Shaun Simpson was also on for a solid day, following a consistent eleventh in the opening moto, but a crash early on in the second moto cost him dearly. Another mistake then forced him into pit lane for repairs. Simpson never gives up, however, and returned to the track to complete a full-length moto and secure seventeenth overall on the day. Simpson runs sixteenth in the championship standings currently and, with three rounds left on the calendar, may be able to enter the top fifteen before the final chequered flag falls. The Grand Prix of Turkey next weekend will provide another opportunity for him to make progress.

Date: 29-08-2018

             Thomas Kjer Olsen celebrated MX2 in Grand Prix in Bulgaria

Thomas Kjer Olsen fought through two challenging motos in the Grand Prix MX2 in Bulgarian Sevlievo and finished the weekend with a fourth place in the day standings. Olsen has three more games to go to secure his third place that he occupied in the intermediate standings.

On the hard circuit of Sevlievo Olsen showed a positive speed. After crashing into third place in the first moto, he crashed at the start of the second moto and had to do a lot of work to come forward. After giving everything, he managed to take a fifth place with which he finished fourth in the day's results.

Thomas Covington experienced varying success in Bulgaria. He won the qualifying heat on Saturday in a strong way and finished fourth in the first moto. At the start of the second heat, Covington was involved in the same crash as Olsen and had to come back from the rear. Covington did what he could to gain as many places as possible and managed to win an eleventh place. With the 28 points he scored, he finished in seventh place in the day results and has now climbed to a fifth place in the standings of the World Championship.

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Comment Thomas Kjer Olsen: '' It was a heavy Grand Prix in which I did my best to get a good result. In the first moto I took a good start and quickly managed to nest myself in the top five. The pace was very high in the first two laps. I worked up a fourth place behind Covington and managed to pass him by. Furthermore, it was a good race in which I managed to become third. In the second moto, Covington crashed just before me in the starting corner. I could not avoid him and fell. I knew I had to work hard and I did that. I have overtaken many riders and came back to the top five. I am quite satisfied with these results. My speed was good and after the crash I did my best in the second heat. ''                      

Date: 28-08-2018

The eleventh round of the season at the Red Bull ring in Austria

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Stefano Manzi who started from the 23rd place on the grid finished his race by bringing home a 14th position. After a good start which allowes him to immediately gain positions, the Italian rider held a good pace fro all twenty-five laps end conquered two more points in the general standings.

Alongside him in the box the Catalan Isaac Viñales completed his first race on the Suter MMX2. The impressions of the rider were positive and he immediately became familiar with his new bike, cosing his race with a twenty-third place.

The apointment is set in fifteen days for the Grand Prix of England that will welcome riders and fans at Silverstone.

Giovanni cuzari - Team owner
“After the performances of the last period, this fourteenth place is an important result for the whole team. Stefano made a good start, kept high his fighting spirit throughout the race to stay there and fight for points area. I’m happy with how the team worked this weekend, there are still a few steps to go and we’ll continue at Silverstone on this path. As far as Isaac is concerned, this weekend has been a kind of test for him: he made the first kilometers with the bike and he’s inserting himself positively in the team. Thanks to the sponsors who have given us support and company this weekend.”

Stefano Manzi - DNF
“Today’s start was pretty quick and I immediately gained a few positions, but unfortunately due to a contact with another rider between turns 2 and 3 I lost ground again. I tried to recover, even if with difficulty, but I was always slow in the straight and, when I was fighting for an overtaking, I arrived too fast and I fell into the gravel. We hope it will be better next weekend in Austria”.

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Isaac Viñales p23
“Overall, I am pleased with the first race with the team and the bike. I will certainly need some time to adapt well to the setting and driving style, but I think we can do well. We have a good starting point and from here we can work to improve.”

Date: 20-08-2018




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