Conrad Mewse Vice World Champion in 125cc at FIM World Junior Motocross Championship…

Mewse of Britain put in two solid motos to finish the championship with a 2-2 moto result behind the class winner Maxine Renaux of France. “Conrad was fighting hard in the first race right to the last turn and was also second in his second moto.

“Naturally he was disappointed that he didn’t win the championship but he still put in two great rides,” said KTM Factory Junior Team manager Stefan Everts.

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KTM was also able to add another world title to the brand’s impressive collection with the 85cc class title going to young Dutch rider Raivo Dankers.

The 65cc European Class title was also safe in KTM hands thanks to Dutch rider Kay Karssemakers who topped the podium ahead of Adam Zsolt Kovacs of Hungary and Czech rider Radek Vetrovski to make it an all KTM podium.

It was a difficult weekend for KTM Factory Junior Jorge Prado, shouldering the burden of home country expectations on his young shoulders. Everts said Prado never really came to terms with the track and the conditions. “Jorge struggled yesterday in qualifying and his races today were not good. He was very tired and also suffered from arm pump,” he said. Prado wrapped up his day at overall eighth in the 125cc class.

The weekend was also not as Prado’s KTM Factory Junior team-mate Josiah Natzke (AUS) would have wished. He finished 13th overall in the 125 cc class on a day that Everts said was a steep learning curve for his riders.

Also at the championship was the KINI KTM Junior Pro Team, under the guidance of KTM Motocross legend Heinz Kinigadner. His two young Austrian charges Rene Hofer and Marcel Stauffer contested the 85 cc World title and finished a creditable sixth and ninth in the competition.

Kinigadner, KTM Motorsport Consultant said his young riders had competed in very difficult temperatures of around 39 deg. Celsius and he was positively surprised at how well they performed.

Helped by the efforts of KTM riders, The Netherlands took the prize as the leading nation at the competition, with Great Britain in second place and Australia in third.

MXJunior World Championship at El Molar, Spain

European Open 65 Results

1, Kay Karssemakers, NED, KTM, (1 – 1)

2, Adam Zsoit Kovacs, HUN, KTM, (2 – 3)

3, Radek Vetrovski, CZE, KTM, (6 – 2)

4, Florian Miot, FRA, KTM, (4 – 5)

5, Matvey Vopilov, RUS, KTM, (3 – 7)

6, Martin Venhoda, CZE, KTM, (7 – 6)

7, Zakhar Osmolovsky, RUS, KTM, (8 – 8)

8, Pablo Gutierrez Solis, ESP, KTM, (5 – 12)

9, Vinnie Guthrie, GBR, KTM, (10 – 10)

10, Adria Monne Viles, ESP, KTM, (27 – 4)

11, Jorge Ramos Casasola, ESP, KTM, (12 – 13)

12, Liam Everts, BEL, KTM, (11 – 14)

European Open 65 Championship Overall

1, Karssemakers, 50 (European Open Champion 65cc)

2, Kovacs, 42

3, Vetrovski, 37

4, Miot, 34

5, Vopilov, 34

6, Venhoda, 29

7, Osmolovsky, 26

8, Gutierrez Solis, 25

9, Guthrie, 22

10, Viles, 18

11, Ramos Casasola, 17

12, Liam Everts, 17

MX Junior 85 Results

1, Raivo Dankers, NED, KTM, (1 – 3)

2, Brian Strubhart Moreau, FRA, Kawasaki, (4 – 1)

3, Bastian Boegh Damm, DEN, Kawasaki, (2 – 4)

4, Petr Polak, CZE, KTM, (11 – 2)

5, Rick Elzinga, NED, KTM, (8 – 5)

6, Rene Hofer, AUT, KTM, (3 – 13)

7, Christopher Mills, GBR, KTM, (10 – 8)

8, Rhys Budd, AUS, KTM, (12 – 7)

9, Marcel Stauffer, AUT, KTM, (14 – 6)

10, Emilio Scuteri, ITA, KTM, (9 – 12)

MX Junior 85 World Championship Overall

1, Dankers, 45 (World Champion)

2, Strubhart Moreau, 43

3, Boegh Damm, 40

4, Polak, 32

5, Elzinga, 29

6, Hofer, 28

7, Mills, 24

8, Budd, 23

9, Stauffer, 22

10, Scuteri, 21

MX Junior 125 Results

1, Maxime Renaux, FRA, Yamaha, (1- 1)

2, Conrad Mewse, GBR, KTM, (2 – 2)

3, Hunter Lawrence, AUS, Yamaha (5 – 4)

4, Ruben Fernandez Garcia, ESP, KTM, (3 – 8)

5, Mathys Boisrame, FRA, Yamaha, (7 – 5)

6, Richard Sikyna, SVK, KTM, (15 – 3)

7, Miro Sihvonen, FIN, KTM, (9 – 7)

8, Jorge Prado Garcia, ESP, KTM, (8 – 90

9, Davide Cislaghi, ITA, TM, (12 – 6)

10, Nathan Renkens, BEL, KTM, (11 – 10)

13, Josiah Natzke, NZL, KTM, (6 – 24)

MX Junior Junior 125 World Championship Overall

1, Renaux, 50 (World Champion)

2, Mewse, 44

3, Lawrence, 34

4, Fernandez Garcia, 33

5, Boisrame, 30

6, Sikyna, 26

7, Sihvonen, 26

8, Prado Garcia, 25

9, Cislaghi, 24

10, Renkens, 21

13, Natzke, 15

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