The circuit of Teutschenthal hosted the first EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing round of the season this weekend. Through two days of racing, Britain’s Brad Anderson proved he was the most prepared, winning both races and taking the first red plate of the season.
In Race 1, Brad Anderson made a good start, and after a weekend-ending mistake by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Yentel Martens, Anderson moved into the lead where he rode smooth and consistent winning the race by 19 seconds. Behind Anderson was last year’s champion, GL12 Racing KTM’s Mike Kras.
Race 2 had Kras third on Lap 1 and he wasted no time as he moved into the lead on the following lap.
After leading six laps Kras was passed by a charging Anderson but was only 0.879 seconds behind at the finish.
The #98 Husqvarna of Erik Willems was consistent, finishing third and 28 seconds back of the leader in each race. Willems said: “It was good, I didn’t make any huge mistakes and I got a good start that was the goal as it’s the first race. I’m on the podium and looking forward to the next one.”
See also: EMX300 Results Germany GP
Belgian Kenny Vandueren had a stellar start in Race 2 just losing out on the holeshot to Manuel Iacopi. Vandueren dropped two positions and finished fourth while Iacopi took the last spot in Race 2’s top five after his holeshot.
The top four were the exact same in Race 2 as in Race 1 with Anderson, Kras, Willems, and Vandueren.
The odd man out of the consistent top five was Andero Lusbo who had a strong Race 1 but had a poor start and was 18th on Lap 1 of Race 2. Lusbo found a way to charge through the pack to get up to ninth, scoring him 12 championship points and when tallied with his earlier fifth he ended the weekend fifth overall.
The second round of the European Championship EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing will be held during the MXGP of Russia at Orlyonok on June the 11.