FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUND #16 – GREAT BRITAIN

PHILIPPAERTS 13th iN THE GP OF GREAT BRITAIN

 

The 16th round of the FIM Motocross World Championship was again back to the fantastic track of Matterley Basin in the south of England and racing started on the Thursday for this renewal of the MX festival with all the Motocross classes from 65cc to the big bore out there and more than 500 riders attending this huge event !

David PHILIPPAERTS had a tremendous start of his weekend on a track which he really likes very much and where he rode a memorable MXoN a few years ago, he stamped the 5th best laptime in the Pre-Qualifying practice and was 4th for most of the race in the Qualifying of the Saturday and only a small mistake forced him to close the race in 8th position. On the first moto on Sunday DP19 took a great start in fourth place but, he was hit at the first turn by belgian Van Horebeeck and was dropped in twelve place but with a great ride he could manage to pass the riders in front and grabbed a well deserved 7th. In the second moto another good start allowed him to take the 6th place but in the second lap DP19 crashed and was heavily hit by Tommy Searle and he was forced to abandon the race. Luckly enough after leaving the track with a great fear, the doctors just found a large hematoma on his right leg.

A pity for the warrior who could have scored the best GP of the season on this beloved track. Philippaerts is always in the top 10 of the overall championship and looking forward to race the last GP of the season in Lierop and at the MXoN in Teutschenthal !

 

For the GP of Great Britain the Team was hosting the Honda HRC japan rider and 2012 Japan champion MX2 Kei YAMAMOTO racing for the first time in Europe and Yamamoto was able to complete the two motos finishing 26th and 22nd for his first experience among the top european riders.

The russian Vseva BRYLYAKOV was forced to miss the GP of Great Britain due to a small ankle injury but will be back for the final GP of the season in Lierop.

 

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