A Day Full Of Podiums For Jumbo Husqvarna BT Racing In France.
Jumbo Husqvarna BT Racing enjoyed a successful outing at an international event in Avesnes, France.
Jörgen-Matthias Talviku and Camden McLellan were dominant in the MX2 class, Micha-Boy de Waal claimed a podium in the MX1 class and Scott Smulders was a candidate for overall victory in the 125cc class, only losing the overall after a crash.
Scott Smulders claimed pole position by a clear margin during qualifying. He took the holeshot in race 1, and won by the proverbial country mile. "I may have won the race, but I was not really happy with my riding early on in the race. It improved as the race went on, and I was determined to ride better in the second race," Scott said.
Scott again shot to the lead at the start of race 2 on his Husqvarna TC125. "After four laps or so, I had a huge gap already, but collided with a lapped rider on a jump. Our bikes were stuck, and I lost a lot of time. I just did not have enough time to win the race, and I finished second, which also dropped me to second overall. The riding went well, it's just a pity about the bad luck. It was good preparation for our upcoming races, though.
Camden McLellan and Jörgen-Matthias Talviku battled for victory in the MX2 class. They had several swaps of positions in race one, but eventually McLellan managed to open up a gap. A crash allowed Talviku to pass him again, though, and the Estonian rode to victory.
McLellan grabbed the holeshot in race two, and immediately the battle between the teammates resumed. Talviku had the upper hand on the day, and he rode to another victory, followed by his teammate.
Micha Boy de Waal was in action in the MX1 class, and finished third overall for the day. The Dutch rider lost a lot of time in race one when he rode into the start gate, which was exacerbated by a crash later on. He came back to fourth in the race, and improved on that during the second heat by finishing second, which earned him the final overall podium spot.
Jumbo Husqvarna BT Racing will be in full preparation for the start of the Open Dutch Championship series, which will take place at Arnhem next Sunday.
Photocredits - Huub Munsters