Kay de Wolf has raced to a sensational podium finish aboard his Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing FC 250 at the second stop of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship.
De Wolf raced to 3-4 finishes on the Mantova circuit, which hosted the Grand Prix of Lombardia, and continued his strong run of form in the MX2 division.
De Wolf entered the two motos today with the fifth gate pick, a position that he put to good use in the first stint. Completing lap one in fourth, after a strong start, de Wolf charged into third quite quickly and set his sights on the leaders. A race-long charge meant that he was attacking the rider in the runner-up spot in the closing stages, but he ultimately came up just short and settled for third. Six tenths separated him from the rider in second at the chequered flag.
“I did not have an easy Saturday at all, but we turned it around today. I had a good first moto and the riding was good in that second moto too, except for the fact that I made some small mistakes. I lost the focus a little bit. I got passed by [Simon] Langenfelder and wanted to pass him back, but we hit each other and I crashed. That dropped me from second overall to third. It was a tough pill to swallow, but I am happy to be on the podium.”