Kay Karssemakers and Husqvarna BT Racing second in the EMX250 Championship

Kay Karssemakers and Husqvarna BT Racing finished second in the final standings of the EMX250 Championship. Karssemakers could not get into his rhythm in both motos during the last race in the British Matterley Basin and finished in seventh place in both the first and second motos. Despite this, this was more than enough to secure second place in the final standings. In addition to Karssemakers, Maxime Grau finished fifth in the day classification and Wesly Dieudonne scored five points with a sixteenth place in the first moto.

The conditions were perfect in Matterley Basin and the track was perfect. In time practice Karssemakers managed to put a decent fifth time on the clock and Maxime Grau was inside of the top ten as well with the tenth fastest time. Wesley Dieudonne did several fastest laps and ended the session in 23rd position.

In the first moto it was Grau who rode a very consistent race and managed to cross the finish line in fourth place. Karssemakers did not get into his rhythm after a poor start. For a moment he took sixth place but failed to hold it and finished seventh. Dieudonne came out of the top twenty in the first lap and had a good rhythm in his hands. During the race he moved up two places and finished in a neat sixteenth place.

In the second moto it was Grau who took the lead immediately after the start. In the early stages he held his own in first place but had to drop the pace slightly after a few laps and fell back to fifth place. In the rest of the race he managed to hold on and scored well again. Karssemakers couldn’t get into his rhythm but fought for what he was worth and finished seventh. Dieudonne didn’t get off to a good start and had a lot of work to do to get to the front. He came close to the points but was stranded in twenty-first place.

In the day classification, Grau finished in fifth place, Karssemakers was seventh and Dieudonne took 22nd place. In the final standings of the championship, Karssemakers secured second place. Grau finished the championship in tenth place and Dieudonne finished twenty-fourth.

Overall EMX250 Great Britain:
1 Marc Antoine Rossi 47 Pnt
2 Ferruccio Zanchi 40 Pnt
3 Karlis Alberts Reisulis 38 Pnt
4 Valerio Lata 36 Pnt
5 Maxime Grau 34 Pnt
7 Kay Karssemakers 28 Pnt
22 Wesly Dieudonne 5 Pnt

EMX250 Final Championship Standings:
1 Andrea Bonacorsi 393 Pnt
2 Kay Karssemakers 362 Pnt
3 Cas Valk 339 Pnt
4 Ferruccio Zanchi 312 Pnt
5 Valerio Lata 277 Pnt
10 Maxime Grau 168 Pnt
24 Wesly Dieudonne 42 Pnt

Photocredits – Huub Munsters