Moose Racing Report

Progress for Brent van Doninck after a few difficult Grand Prix's

It hasn't been an easy time for the Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha team after being dealt with Calvin Vlaanderen's season ending injury as well as Brent van Doninck and Kevin Strijbos not riding to their full potential recently.

The team and riders didn't have far to travel for round seventeen of the series as it also took place in Italy at Mantova with the circuit hosting a double header to end the season. The track provided plenty of ruts and bumps for the riders at the weekend.

It was a positive day for Brent van Doninck who hasn't been riding at his true level recently, but Mantova was a step in the right direction. In the first moto he got a decent start and was running twelfth on the opening lap. The Belgian ran a good pace and only lost two spots – one to Jeffrey Herlings and the other to Jeremy Seewer to come home a solid fourteenth. The start wasn't as good in the second moto which was important at a track that was difficult to pass on but seventeenth secured more championship points in what was a solid day's work. 

Things didn't go quite as well for Kevin Strijbos as he struggled to gel with the track and as a result only finished twenty-eighth in the opening moto. A second moto DNF meant it was a day to forget but he'll be hoping to put things right during the final race of the season on Wednesday.

The team are now looking forward to closing the door on the season midweek at the same circuit and will be hoping to end on a high note.


"I have nothing to say about my day. Onto the final round on Wednesday."

Kevin Strijbos (32nd overall)

"The riding was a little bit better today but still far from how I was riding at the beginning of the year. We have one more to go and then it is time for some rest which I feel I really need."

Brent van Doninck (15th overall)