11TH ROUND OF THE MX2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOMMEL, BELGIUM


UNBELIEVABLE ROOKIE HARRI KULLAS 6th ON A DEMANDING GP OF LOMMEL MX2

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HARRI KULLAS, GP OF LOMMEL


The 11th Round of the FIM World Championship was run on the very testing belgian circuit of Lommel in front of a crowd of 24.000 people and the rookie finnish rider HARRI KULLAS displayed a terrific potential on this sandy track with two top 6 finish and a progression during all year on his first season of the World Championship ! KULLAS has taken twice very good starts with his YZF250 challenging the leaders in both motos and only a double fade of the rear brake prevent the finn of a better overall result. KULLAS is always in the top 10 of the World rankings and is now pointing the 8th and 9th place which seems closer than before! The french Christophe CHARLIER suffered bad luck during all the weekend and after a slow start in the first moto, after 3 laps he was already in midfield when italian rider Lupino crashed in front of him and he landed on his bike and had to retire. In the second moto CHARLIER after a start in 13th position came back to 9th till the last laps when a small mistake costed him 4 positions and he finished 13th. A GP to forget for the french who will be back in Locket next week on his favourite hard pack to show he can still make a podium before the end of the season !


Charlier in Lommel

Harri Kullas, Yamaha Monster Energy Gariboldi, 6th:

“ I was quite fast all weekend and knew my speed was near the top five. Together with my dad I worked out a good strategy for the starts and it worked really well. I rode with a consistent pace but ten minutes before the end I lost my rear brake so I had to adapt to that and lost the back of Simpson. In the second moto it was a very similar situation and Roelants passed me at the end but the brake fade was another mystery; but still, you have to deal with these things in motocross, it is tough for us and also the bikes out there. I am happy with the result and this was one of the hardest GPs for sure.”


UN INCREDIBILE HARRI KULLAS AL 6° POSTO ASSOLUTO NEL DURISSIMO GP DI LOMMEL MX2 !


L’ 11° Round del Campionato Mondiale Motocross MX2 si teneva sul durissimo tracciato belga di Lommel di fronte ad una folla di circa 24.000 spettatori e il pilota finlandese del Team Yamaha Gariboldi Monster Energy con una superba prestazione chiudeva entrambe le manche al 6° posto partendo sempre nei primi con la sua YZF250 e tenendo il ritmo indiavolato dei leaders di campionato nonostante un problema al freno posteriore in entrambe le manche lo costringesse a non poter forzare ulteriormente il ritmo. KULLAS chiude il GP in 6a posizione e si conferma nella Top 10 del campionato Mondiale Motocross e avendo ora nel mirino l’8° e 9° posto finali! Il francese CHRISTOPHE CHARLIER invece ha avuto un weekend sfortunato, con una prima manche dove rimaneva con la ruota sotto il cancelletto, che lo costringeva a partire buon ultimo e dopo solo tre giri quando aveva già rimontato 20 posizioni, atterrava sulla moto di Lupino che era caduto davanti a lui e veniva costretto al ritiro. Nella seconda manche dopo una partenza in 13a posizione, il corso risaliva fino alla 9a per poi commettere un errore a tre giri dalla fine che lo relegava in 13a posizione all’arrivo. Un GP da dimenticare quello belga per CHARLIER che però avrà modo di rifarsi tra una settimana sulla pista di Locket che più di addice alle sue caratteristiche tecniche.

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