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Jeremy Seewer shines in Belgian sand

Wilvo Yamaha MXGP experienced an enjoyable weekend at the fifteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship, Lommel, as Jeremy Seewer and Shaun Simpson recorded solid results in front of many partners and friends of the team. The Grand Prix of Belgium is arguably the hardest race on the schedule and one where the toughest riders shine through.

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Proceedings were kicked off in a positive manner in the qualifying race on Saturday, as both riders saved energy for the two longer races and still acquired some solid positions on the starting line. Shaun Simpson reached the chequered flag in eighth, with Jeremy Seewer hot on his heels in ninth. It was the latter who came out on top in the first moto on Sunday though.
Seewer started near the head of the field in sixth and never gave up, despite the taxing conditions, so managed to gain a position and reach the chequered flag in fifth. It was his first top-five finish since the second moto at the Grand Prix of Asia last month.

Jeremy Seewer had a fairly similar outing in the second and final encounter, as he completed the first lap in seventh and then clawed his way up to sixth at the chequered flag. It was another consistent ride and one that left him in sixth overall on the day as well. Thanks to the thirty-one points that were acquired at the Belgian round, Seewer has cemented his spot in the championship standings. Eighth is the position that he occupies heading into his home event at Frauenfeld-Gachnang in two weeks.

The results that Shaun Simpson acquired on race day do not truly represent how well he rode. A fall on the opening lap of the first moto left him with a considerable amount of work to do. Most would have opted to pull in and save energy, but Simpson put his head down and put on an incredible charge that left him in eleventh at the chequered flag. The same position was occupied in the final moto and that left him in tenth overall on the day.

Following a gruelling weekend beneath the beating sun, Wilvo Yamaha MXGP will take advantage of a weekend off before heading to the Grand Prix of Switzerland, presented by iXS, in the middle of August.
Date: 08-08-2018

Covington and Olsen on the podium in the Grand Prix of Lommel

Taking place at the iconic sand circuit of Lommel in Belgium, round 15 of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship saw the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing duo of Thomas Covington and Thomas Kjer-Olsen secure second and third overall in the MX2 class. Matching his season best result, Max Anstie made it to the third step of the podium in the MXGP category.

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Going from strength to strength in this second half of the 2018 championship, Thomas Covington has earned five podium results in the last six rounds of the series. The Amercian kicked off his weekend at the Lommel track by securing a strong third place result in the Qualifying Race.

Taking advantage of his good gate pick, Covington made two strong starts in the final MX2 motos. Securing the runner-up spot in the opening moto, the FC 250 powered rider suffered a mistake during the closing stages of moto two and had to settle for third at the chequered flag. Earning second overall the young American has reduced his gap to the top five in the provisional MX2 World Championship standings.

Putting in two strong moto performances, Covington’s MX2 class teammate Thomas Kjer-Olsen earned third overall in the 250cc category. Third in the opening race, the young Dane wrapped up the weekend with fourth in the final class moto.

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The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 16th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Switzerland on August 18/19.

Date: 06-08-2018

Weekend without points for the Forward racing Team in Germany

Riders found themselves having to deal with a slippery tarmac and a long race which did not allowed them to get better placements. In the end, the Sachsenring circuit proved to be difficult.

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Stefano Manzi suffered from the poor grip of this track and had to stop in the pit lane to check the condition of his bike after a slight track exit. After starting again he unfortunately already lost a few laps.

Stefano:“The race weekend started well, but unexpectedly in the warm-up I suffered from a lack of grip on this type of tarmac and we couldn’t improve it in the race. I will have to work hard to understand the causes and find the changes to compensate the missing grip.”

Eric Granado ont he other hand managed to finish the 28 laps with a constant pace but only with a small improvement over the lead in the standings. He closed the race in 21st position.

Eric:“It was a hard and long race, I started well, but after a couple of turns there was a contact with another rider that made me lose the positions I had recovered. The track conditions were very difficult, many riders crashed, I found a good pace and managed to be consistent throughout the race turning very close to my best time.”

The second part of the championship will start in BRNO, Czech Republic at August 3.
Date: 01-08-2018

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