Nancy van de Ven wins Women of Nations Poland

The first women’s race was a riding clinic from team Netherlands and Nancy Van De Ven. Van de Ven rode the perfect race leading every lap on her way to the win while her teammate Nicky Van Wordragen ran second behind her the entire race. Sara Anderson from team Denmark was third the first half of the race but she was passed by the Italian Kiara Fontanesi.

In Race 2 Saleba Mathea from Norway took the Holeshot but after the first turn Kiara Fontanesi took over. On the opening lap Nancy Van de Ven was leading, but Kiara managed to pass before they completed the first official lap.

Sara Anderson was running third with Anne Borchers from Germany not far behind her. Van de Ven’s team mate, Van Wordragen, had good speed, looked comfortable on the bike, and managed to overtake Borchers for the third spot.

Throughout the entire race we were witnessed of the exciting battle between Fontanesi and Van De Ven. Kiara was leading the majority but on the last lap Van De Ven overtook Kiara for the lead and race win!

WMXoEN Race 1 Top 10 Classification: 1. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), 25:59.671; 2. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, Yamaha), +0:29.175; 3. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:56.150; 4. Sara Andersen (DEN, Yamaha), +0:56.975; 5. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), +1:37.473; 6. Maria Franke (GER, KTM), +1:40.698; 7. Emelie Dahl (SWE, Yamaha), +1:41.749; 8. Julie Dalgaard (DEN, Honda), +2:11.987; 9. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Suzuki), -1 lap(s); 10. Frida Ostlund (SWE, Honda), -1 lap(s).

WMXoEN Race 1 Top 10 Classification: 1. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), 25:15.937; 2. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:01.875; 3. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, Yamaha), +1:22.126; 4. Maria Franke (GER, KTM), +1:24.347; 5. Sara Andersen (DEN, Yamaha), +1:31.341; 6. Emelie Dahl (SWE, Yamaha), +1:42.065; 7. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), -1 lap(s); 8. Mathea Selebo (NOR, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 9. Julie Dalgaard (DEN, Honda), -1 lap(s); 10. Thea Johansen (NOR, Yamaha), -1 lap(s)

Cianciarulo Closes Out Season With Fourth Straight Moto Podium

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (August 27, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo earned his fourth straight moto podium at the season finale at Ironman Raceway. His 2-2 moto scores helped Cianciarulo end the Pro Motocross season on a positive note and gave the team its seventh overall podium of the year. Cianciarulo also finished third overall in the championship standings. Justin Hill made a positive return after sitting out several races due to injury, scoring inside the top 10 in ninth with an 11-9 moto score.

Adam Cianciarulo
The day started how it has started many times this season for Cianciarulo, claiming the top qualifier. Cianciarulo shot out of the gate in Moto 1 and took over the lead before the opening lap was complete. He kept his Pro Circuit-powered KX250F out front for over half the race before settling into second where he would end the moto. In Moto 2, Cianciarulo clocked his 39th lap led this season on the opening lap and moved into second on Lap 3. He held off advances from his competitors, but was able to take home second overall with his solid 2-2 moto finishes.

“Winning would have been nice, but it’s a good feeling to be consistently on the podium the past few races,” said Cianciarulo. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard for the team next season and hopefully bring them home a championship.”

Justin Hill
With Hill having sat out the last several rounds due to injury, it was hard to predict how the Oregonian would feel as he ticked off laps at the start of the day. He was in the top 10 during qualifying and came around 12th on the opening lap of Moto1. He had made his way inside the top 10 before ultimately settling for 11th in the first moto. Determined to finish the season with a solid result, Hill put his head down after starting Moto 2 in 15th. He picked off riders and made his way into ninth where he would finish the moto and eventually the overall.

“It was nice to come back and get in the top 10 after spending little time on the bike since my injury,” said Hill. “The conditions were really nice in Indiana, but the track can be brutal. Just glad we stayed healthy and showed some progress.”

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (1-1)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (2-2)
  3. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (3-4)
  4. Jeremy Martin, Honda (8-3)
  5. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (5-8)
  6. Chase Sexton, Honda (10-6)
  7. RJ Hampshire, Honda (12-5)
  8. Sean Cantrell, KTM (6-12)
  9. Justin Hill, Kawasaki (11-9)
  10. Bradley Taft, Yamaha (7-13)

250 Class Points, After 12 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 501
  2. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 420
  3. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 374
  4. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 337
  5. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 324
  6. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 305
  7. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 303
  8. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 279
  10. Shane McElrath, KTM, 248

 

Savatgy Earns Moto Win On The Way To Podium Finish

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (August 13, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo faced two very different track conditions from Moto 1 to Moto 2 as the skies opened up on Unadilla MX shortly after Savatgy claimed the Moto 1 win. The three-time overall winner this season had to come from behind in sloppy conditions in Moto 2 to earn second overall, while Cianciarulo raced to a 5-8 moto score to finish sixth overall.

Joey Savatgy 
Savatgy was riding a two-race win streak into Round 10 and proved he came to win after scoring the top qualifier award. In Moto 1, he tucked in behind his teammate Cianciarulo off the start and followed him around the first lap in second. He stayed with him and after Cianciarulo made a mistake, took over the lead and never looked back. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate to provide the same track conditions in Moto 2 and the riders faced a soupy and sloppy racetrack when the motos resumed for only 20 minutes plus one lap. Savatgy got a decent start, but had to settle for fourth, giving him second overall with a 1-4.

“Even though I won the last race with a 7-1 in Washington, I still feel like I’ve found my groove again up front,” said Savatgy. “It would have been interesting if the weather held up and we were able to race in the dry again, but that’s racing. We only have four motos left, but I’m ready to be at the front in each race.”

Adam Cianciarulo
Cianciarulo started the day as the Moto 1 holeshot winner, leading the field and his teammate for a good portion of the first half of the race. On Lap 7, Cianciarulo lost the front end in a turn and went down, but quickly remounted in third. He would eventually finish fifth in Moto 1. With a sloppy track to manage, Cianciarulo worked his way up from a start outside the top 10 to finish eighth. His 5-8 scores placed him just off the top five in sixth.

“We had a great first moto going until I made a small mistake that cost me,” said Cianciarulo. “It was hard to get going again after that and I was able to keep it in the top five. The second moto was all about survival on the start, which we did, but I was still far enough back to make it hard on myself to work through the pack. It’s going to be fun going into Budds Creek knowing that we had some speed to work with in Moto 1 this weekend.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Honda (2-1)
  2. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (1-4)
  3. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (3-5)
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (6-3)
  5. Justin Cooper Yamaha (12-2)
  6. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (5-8)
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (4-10)
  8. RJ Hampshire, Honda (8-6)
  9. Chase Sexton, Honda (7-12)
  10. Kyle Cunningham, Suzuki (13-7)

250 Class Points, After 10 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 413
  2. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 350
  3. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 324
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 299
  5. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 285
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 283
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 235
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 229
  10. Shane McElrath, KTM, 210

Ivano van Erp wins 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup

The youngest riders were the little 65cc warriors fighting for the FIM Junior Motocross World Cup.

In race 1 the #47 of Alessandro Gaspari took the FOX Holeshot. Team Netherland’s Ivano Van Erp positioned himself well behind Italian Ferruccio Zanchi. Zanchi who had the fastest qualifying time of his group Saturday lead the first laps before fall left him 29th.

After Zanchi went down Van Erp took over the lead and never looked back winning the race 8 seconds ahead of the newly crowned EMX65 champion Mads Fredsoe Sorensen.

Poland’s Maksymilian Chwalik had a comfortable race of his own for third ahead of team Australia’s Kayden Minear and Finland’s Saku Mansikkanäki.

Race 2 was almost identical up front with Van Erp in the lead ahead of Mads Fredsoe all the way to the finish.

Kayden Minear however moved up a position this time edging out Chwalik. With the two tying in points the final podium spot went to Minear with the better result in race 2 and Mansikkamaki took fifth overall. Van Erp in the press conference said: “This is something very special, my weekend was really good.”

65cc Junior World Cup Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Ivano Van Erp (NED, KTM), 17:54.130; 2. Mads Fredsoe Sorensen (DEN, KTM), +0:08.529; 3. Maksymilian Chwalik (POL, KTM), +0:27.403; 4. Kayden Minear (AUS, KTM), +0:33.410; 5. Saku Mansikkamaki (FIN, Honda), +0:34.503; 6. Alessandro Gaspari (ITA, KTM), +0:38.906; 7. Elisey Oreshkin (RUS, KTM), +0:44.075; 8. Alejandro Perez Martin (ESP, Husqvarna), +0:56.859; 9. Jet Alsop (AUS, Suzuki), +1:00.628; 10. Wal Beaney (GBR, KTM), +1:03.401.

65cc Junior World Cup Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Ivano Van Erp (NED, KTM), 17:59.389; 2. Mads Fredsoe Sorensen (DEN, KTM), +0:07.042; 3. Kayden Minear (AUS, KTM), +0:25.373; 4. Maksymilian Chwalik (POL, KTM), +0:27.866; 5. Saku Mansikkamaki (FIN, Honda), +0:40.550; 6. Jet Alsop (AUS, Suzuki), +0:46.478; 7. Kirils Maslovs (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:50.347; 8. Wal Beaney (GBR, KTM), +0:50.749; 9. Kasimir Hindersson (FIN, KTM), +0:53.133; 10. Ollie Colmer (GBR, Honda), +0:54.010.

65cc Junior World Cup Overall Top Ten: 1. Ivano Van Erp (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Mads Fredsoe Sorensen (DEN, KTM), 44 p.; 3. Kayden Minear (AUS, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Maksymilian Chwalik (POL, KTM), 38 p.; 5. Saku Mansikkamaki (FIN, HON), 32 p.; 6. Jet Alsop (AUS, SUZ), 27 p.; 7. Wal Beaney (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 8. Kirils Maslovs (LAT, HUS), 23 p.; 9. Aleh Makhnou (BLR, KTM), 20 p.; 10. Kasimir Hindersson (FIN, KTM), 19 p.

Savatgy Grabs Second Straight Win at Washougal

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 30, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy earned back-to-back wins at Washougal MX Park after bouncing back from a tough Moto 1 to take the win in Moto 2 and secure his third overall of the season. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo was in contention for a podium finish as well, ended up just off it in fourth overall with a 2-5 moto score. Pacific Northwest native Justin Hill was hoping to race in front of his hometown crowd but an injury earlier in the week kept him from competing at Washougal.

Joey Savatgy 
Both Savatgy and Cianciarulo had the weight of the team on their shoulders with two of their teammates injured. Savatgy started Moto 1 inside the top 10, but had a quick get off around the halfway mark. He remounted in 10th and was able to make his way back to seventh when the checkered flag flew. In Moto 2, Savatgy got a better start and contested for the lead early. He was passed at one point but ran down the leader to regain the lead and never looked back. The uncommon 7-1 moto scores ended up granting Savatgy the first place trophy for the second week in a row.

“It’s definitely not common to see someone with a seventh place take an overall victory,” said Savatgy. “I thought I had a podium – maybe – but was pleasantly surprised to be awarded the overall. This track is always tricky. After getting seventh, I wanted to improve on that in Moto 2 and I was able to get the lead back after getting passed. I just stayed with it and it paid off.”

Adam Cianciarulo
Cianciarulo rode two hard motos and tied his best finish of the season with fourth overall at Washougal. The start for Moto 1 put him in the top five and was quick to work his way up to second, where he finished the moto. Cianciarulo got another good start in Moto 2 just behind his teammate. He rode strong, eventually finishing fifth in the moto, which forced him to narrowly miss the overall podium.

“It’s nice to get on the moto podium again, but in the end it wasn’t enough for an overall podium,” said Cianciarulo. “With the way the racing has been going, I know that we can get there. I’m happy for Joey to bring the team the overall.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (7-1)
  2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (4-3)
  3. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (3-4)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (2-5)
  5. RJ Hampshire, Honda (6-2)
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (1-9)
  7. Jeremy Martin, Honda (9-6)
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (10-7)
  9. Shane McElrath, KTM (11-8)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (5-15)

250 Class Points, After 9 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 377
  2. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 303
  3. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  4. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 281
  5. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 264
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 256
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 254
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 213
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 212
  10. Shane McElrath, KTM, 192

Savatgy Gets Second Win of the Season at Spring Creek

MILLVILLE, Minn. (July 23, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy claimed his second overall victory of the season after going 1-2 at Spring Creek Motocross Park during a very hot and humid Round 8. Savatgy’s teammate Adam Cianciarulo also put his Kawasaki KX250F in good position both races, finishing fifth overall with a 6-6 moto score. Justin Hill had qualified 11th in the morning, but hurt his wrist during the session and forced him to sit out the motos. Austin Forkner had withdrawn from the race before the weekend after suffering a concussion earlier in the week.

Joey Savatgy 
With two of his teammates out with injury, Savatgy knew he had to step up and come through with a good result for the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team. He didn’t waste any time as he took over the lead on the opening lap of Moto 1 and kept the No. 17 out front for the entire 30 minutes plus two laps. Savatgy grabbed another great start in Moto 2 and led the first half of the race.  As the track continued to deteriorate, Savatgy played it smart and rode to a solid second place finish. His 1-2 moto scores would easily hand Savatgy his second victory of the season.

Adam Cianciarulo
“This season has been tough because there are a lot of guys that can really push the speed at the start of the race so if you don’t get out front early, it’s hard to catch back up,” said Savatgy. “I was fortunate to get two great starts, which helped out big time in the end. I would love to keep this up and make something happen again next weekend.”
Cianciarulo earned top honors during qualifying once again and was able to stay out of trouble and run with the front group early. He started sixth and while he moved back and forth a few times, settled for that spot when the checkered flag flew. In Moto 2, he got an even better start in third and hung on for a while before eventually finishing sixth. His 6-6 score actually placed him fifth, giving Cianciarulo his fourth top-five finish of the season.

“This weekend was definitely better than Southwick and RedBud, but I didn’t take enough advantage of my good starts,” said Cianciarulo. “But considering how tough my past two races had been, I’ll take it and try to build on it for next weekend at Washougal.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (1-2)
  2. Alex Martin, KTM (2-4)
  3. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (8-1)
  4. Jeremy Martin, Honda (4-5)
  5. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (6-6)
  6. RJ Hampshire, Honda (5-7)
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (3-12)
  8. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (7-8)
  9. Shane McElrath, KTM (16-3)
  10. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (9-13)

250 Class Points, After 7 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 339
  2. Alex Martin, KTM, 296
  3. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 276
  4. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 242
  5. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 226
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 219
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 216
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 190
  9. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 188
  10. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki, 184

      15. Justin Hill, Kawasaki, 88

Savatgy and Cianciarulo In The Top-10 at Sandy Southwick

SOUTHWICK, Mass. (July 9, 2017) – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo had two very different races, but both collected top-10 finishes in the sand during Round 7 at The Wick 338. Even with a rainy Moto 2, Savatgy finished the day sixth overall, while Cianciarulo rounded out the top 10. Both Justin Hill and Austin Forkner ended the first moto early and ultimately sat out Moto 2.

Joey Savatgy: It was a solid day for Savatgy on his No. 17 Kawasaki KX250F. After qualifying eighth, he got out to a fifth place start in Moto 1. He fell back a few spots, but held on strong to seventh where he finished at the end of 30 minutes, plus 2 laps. In the second moto, Savatgy once again got out to a fifth-place start and was able to stick with the front group. He rode strong despite the downpour that took place and held on to fifth. His 7-5 moto scores placed him sixth overall.

“Starts were important this weekend and I was able to stay out of trouble early,” said Savatgy. “I just wished I was able to take advantage of the opportunity to close to the front pack early on. I’ll keep working as we get a weekend off, but looking forward to getting back out on the track.”

Cianciarulo started the day as the top qualifier, giving him the best gate pick in Moto 1. Unfortunately he went down on the first lap and was dead last. He dug deep and worked his way through 25 riders to finish in 15th place. In Moto 2, he stayed out of the carnage in the first turn but was 15th off the start. He made his run toward the front and finished the moto ninth. Despite the tough first moto start, he was still able to bring home 10th overall.

“It’s never easy when you know you are capable of much better results,” said Cianciarulo. “My fitness and speed are there, but the mistakes have definitely hurt me. I am eager to prove that I am capable of running up front.”

Forkner started the day with a top 10 qualifying result. As he rounded the first turn he was collected in an incident that appeared to effect his rear brake. After coming in for some maintenance, he rejoined the race but went down and he decided to call it a day.

Hill started Moto 1 inside the top 10, but just after the halfway point he went down and made the decision to not race Moto 2.

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250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (2-1)
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (1-2)
  3. Alex Martin, KTM (3-3)
  4. RJ Hampshire, Honda (5-4)
  5. Jeremy Martin, Honda (4-6)
  6. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (7-5)
  7. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (6-7)
  8. Chase Sexton, Honda (9-8)
  9. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (8-10)
  10. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (15-9)

      38. Justin Hill, Kawasaki (36-38)
      40. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (37-40)

250 Class Points, After 7 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 301
  2. Alex Martin, KTM, 256
  3. Jeremy Martin, Honda, 242
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 199
  5. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 195
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 190
  7. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 186
  8. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki, 184
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 176
  10. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 168

      13. Justin Hill, Kawasaki, 88

Austin Forkner collects first podium of the season

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (June 25, 2017) – The rain that was predicted at the end of the week was short-lived and a beautiful day graced race fans at Round 5 of the Pro Motocross series at Muddy Creek Raceway. The track suited Austin Forkner as he claimed his first overall podium of the season with a 3-3 moto score. Teammate Adam Cianciarulo was also a podium contender but settled for fourth overall with a 2-5. Joey Savatgy pushed his results into the top-10 after two heartfelt rides in Tennessee. Justin Hill was showing speed throughout the day, but after some bad luck scored 15th overall with a 17-13.

Austin Forkner
A muddy and rainy practice broke through for sunny skies for both motos. The conditions were hot, but Forkner went to work early getting a great start in Moto 1 just behind his teammate Cianciarulo. He would charge the whole moto and held on to third. In Moto 2, Forkner’s start was on point once again and his speed kept him with the front pack to earn third, claiming the final podium spot of the day.

“Today was very good in terms of consistency,” said Forkner. “I felt good all day even with the track changes from muddy in the morning to dry in the afternoon. It feels great to finally get that first podium finish and I just hope there will be plenty more in the future.”

Adam Cianciarulo
As second qualifier, Cianciarulo proved he was confident in the morning muddy conditions. When the track changed for the motos, Cianciarulo again showed he was ready to ride up front. A great start in Moto 1 put him second and he held on to the rear wheel of the leader until the end. In Moto 2, Cianciarulo started sixth and pushed until the end where he finished fifth. His 2-5 result was good enough for fourth overall.

“It was a decent day, but felt good enough for the podium so it’s a little disappointing,” said Cianciarulo. “I’ve been fourth three times already this season and it’s really tough to nearly miss the podium. If anything, we know we’re going fast and I just need to keep my head down and pushing next weekend.”

Joey Savatgy
Savatgy’s day started with an uphill battle after going down in the opening turn. He came around the first lap 27th and kept his head down to nearly break into the top 10 in 11th. The second moto he stayed out of trouble in the first turn and was 10th after Lap 1. He picked off a few riders throughout the hot and humid moto to finish seventh for eighth overall.

“First turn crashes on the opening moto are tough because you’re going to be pushing harder than you normally do to make up all those spot,” said Savatgy. “Thankfully I felt good in Moto 2 but was probably a little more conservative on the start to try and stay out of trouble. The front pack was really pulling away early and once I made it to seventh it was hard to make up the time.”

Justin Hill
Hill showcased his comfort in the muddy conditions after qualifying seventh in the morning sessions. He was able to translate that good gate pick into a nice start in Moto 1 where he came around just outside the top 10. He was pushing forward but had an issue during the moto that pushed him pack to finish 17th. Moto 2 started well again and he was able to maintain his position in 13th to end the day 15th overall.

“I feel like I’ve had different strokes of bad luck with some issues here and there, but having troubles forces you to really put your head down and work harder,” said Hill. “I’ve shown my speed, but haven’t been able to put it together for a good result since Hangtown. I’m hoping the halfway race at Red Bud will be a turning point.”

 

250 Class Results (Moto Results)

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (1-2)
  2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (5-1)
  3. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (3-3)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki (2-5)
  5. Alex Martin, KTM (4-4)
  6. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (8-8)
  7. Shane McElrath, KTM (6-11)
  8. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (11-7)
  9. Jeremy Martin, Honda (13-6)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha (10-10)

   15. Justin Hill, Kawasaki (17-13)

 

250 Class Points, After 5 of 12 Rounds

  1. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna, 207
  2. Alex Martin, KTM, 176
  3. Jeremy Martin, Honda 171
  4. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha, 165
  5. Austin Forkner, Kawasaki, 159
  6. Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki, 147
  7. Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki, 144
  8. Colt Nichols, Yamaha, 124
  9. Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha, 118
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Yamaha, 111
  11. Justin Hill, Kawasaki, 68

 

Morgan Lesiardo wins at home in Italy

Morgan Lesiardo clinched victory for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team in the FIM European EMX250 Championship round at Ottobiano in northern Italy to extend his series points lead.

The Italian teenager was dominant in the Saturday afternoon race to claim victory in stifling heat as temperatures soared above 40 degrees and the intense humidity demanded high levels of fitness. After two weeks of solid testing with the team Morgan took the holeshot and controlled the pace from the front. An incident at the first turn of race two, run in cooler conditions after an early morning thunderstorm had cleared the air, left Morgan outside the top twenty but he showed his maturity to tenaciously fight his way back to second, sufficient to secure the overall victory. He now leads the series by nineteen points after six of nine rounds.

Tristan Charboneau and Marshal Weltin of Bud Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki raced to sixth and thirteenth positions respectively in the unusual sandy conditions on Saturday. Charboneau crashed whilst fourth on Sunday morning while Weltin finished tenth and is now eighth in the series standings.

Morgan Lesiardo: “I have been waiting for this race in Ottobiano. I love this place; it’s only one hour from home so I had many friends and fans who came to cheer me this weekend. I’m really happy to win my first race with the Kawasaki; it’s like a dream to win a race in Italy! I’m also happy for the team; they do a lot of work for me and I want to thank everyone for their support, including Christophe who worked with me the past two weeks in Belgium. For the first race the weather was really hot, like 46° but thankfully the track was not yet too bumpy; it was good to get the holeshot as I could ride my own rhythm all race. Today the track was rougher but the weather was cooler for us; my start was good again but in the first corner other riders pushed me and I nearly crashed and I was around twenty-fifth. I did a couple of fast laps to come back into the top five and at the finish I was second. After this win and the testing we did during the last two weeks in Belgium I feel much more confident, and now the goal is to win some more races and keep the red plate all season.”