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Shaun Simpson returns at Loket

Loket was the destination for the Wilvo Yamaha MXGP squad this past weekend. The daunting Czech circuit has been on the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar for countless years now, so most knew what to expect as they rolled into the facility for the first time on Friday. A temperamental weather forecast kept everyone on their toes though.

Jeremy Seewer was a victim of that in qualifying on Saturday, as a handful of mistakes restricted him to twenty-fourth and left him in a tricky position for the motos on Sunday. A good start is imperative at this particular track and he failed to grab one of those in the first premier-class encounter on Sunday, because of his poor position on the starting line. Thirteenth was the position that he occupied at the end of lap one, so he worked forwards to even get to that position, but he then made some impressive progress across the moto and acquired tenth by the time that the chequered flag was waved.

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Another strong charge in the second and final encounter helped his cause in the championship standings, as he managed to cross the finish line in eighth. Eighth is, of course, a position that he is all too familiar with, as he has ended up in that spot in ten motos thus far this year. Eighth was where he finished in the overall classification and is also the position that he currently occupies in the championship standings. There are six rounds left in the current campaign, but he has a seven-point advantage over the rider behind him in the points.

Consistent is the best way to describe the weekend that Shaun Simpson had in his return to racing. Simpson was thirteenth in the qualifying heat and then occupied the same position in the opening moto on Sunday. The way that he performed was more impressive than that finish may seem though, as he made progress and pounced on some competitors late in the race. A fourteenth in the second moto left him thirteenth overall on the day. Simpson now runs sixteenth in the championship, despite the fact that he missed four rounds with an injury earlier this year.

The FIM Motocross World Championship will resume at a venue close to the Wilvo Yamaha MXGP base, Lommel, in two weeks. The power-sapping sand will offer both Jeremy Seewer and Shaun Simpson a chance to shine.

Date: 23-07-2018

SWPN: Official Partner of Stichting Zorgeloos Kind makes families happy

Koning fam.juli 2018  26 November 2017 the life of the Konings family changed drastically. They gave
  birth to a handsome young man named Jayvano but after 5 days they had to
  rush to the hospital. Jayvano turn out to have the Sensner syndrome. The world
  collapsed after all the findings they were told about this syndrome.

  In Jayvano's short life he already had 2 operations. In half a year this family has
  driven more than 30,000 kilometers and it becomes impossible in their small
  petrol car. Both financially and logistically this family can not go any further.

  Thats where Stichting Zorgeloos Kind (Foundation Carefree Child) stepped in.
  They are trying to purchase a modified wheelchair bus for this family.

They are still looking for sponsors and donations and looking for the contribution of the final 12.000 Euro.

Click here to donate

This is just one of the stories of Stichting Zorgeloos Kind.

On Sunday July 8 2018 several families were guests at the motorcycle races of SWPN: Official Partner of Stichting Zorgeloos Kind. Under perfect circumstances the families could enjoy the performances of Ricardo Brink driver of SWPN.

The families were welcomed at the Zolder Circuit in Belgium to experience a motorcycle race from up close. They were treated with goodies, food and drinks and a nice spot at the VIP box.
Ricardo and two former drivers from SWPN came to the box to talk to the children and tell some exciting racing stories. The engines were lined-up at the Pit to be viewed up close and even sat on! Also the Team Trailer could be viewed inside and out.

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Ricardo has gained a lot more fans this day and with his 13th place in race 1 and an 8th place in race 2 he came "swinging" along happily with a loud applause from the children and their family.

Many thanks to the Zolder circuit for their perfect cooperation. It was clear the families and the children enjoyed this special day and they all returned home happy.
How wonderful it is that Stichting Zorgeloos Kind could make this happen thanks to all kind donations.

More information about Stichting Zorgeloos Kind and other crowdfunding actions can be found here
Date: 15-07-2018
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Thomas Covington takes top three place in Grand Prix MX2 in Indonesia

Thomas Covington of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has achieved a top three place in the thirteenth race for the MX2 World Championship in Semarang, Indonesia. After Covington crashed in the first round in the first lap, he fought to third place in the second heat and finished fifth in the day's result.

The second consecutive game in Indonesia was held at the Semarang circuit. The circuit had a hard, slippery surface which meant that there was a lot of concentration in both motos. After Covington had qualified fifth on Saturday, he went on Sunday for his fourth consecutive podium.

In the first moto he crashed during the first lap but the American took the chase and managed to get a seventh place out of it. In the second moto he took a strong third place and remains in sixth place in the standings.

Thomas Kjer Olsen had varying degrees of success in this Grand Prix. Olsen was in the first moto involved in the same crash as Covington but came back to eleventh place. In the second moto he managed to take a strong fourth place and thus took seventh place in the day ranking. With these results he remains in third place in the World Championship standings.

For Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing the next Grand Prix will be on the program in Loket, Czech Republic in two weeks time.

Date: 08-07-2018


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