British rider cements position in world MX2 top-10
Conrad Mewse (Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee) has ended the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship in eighth position in MX2 with two solid scores at yesterday’s MXGP of Garda Trentino good enough for sixth overall on the day.
“All done here in Italy for the last MXGP round of the season,” said Mewse. “It started off good with a second in qualifying, then I just did not really set the world alight in the races and struggled to find a flow. I am happy with eighth in the championship and I know what I need to work on for next year to be fighting at the top.”
Competing in the MXGP class for Roger Magee’s team, Adam Sterry hoped to build on his 11th overall last time out but a crash at the start of race two limited him to 17th overall with 12-19 moto finishes.
“It was a decent first race,” said Sterry. “I actually rode a bit tight and got a bit of arm-pump but we are at the stage now where we can struggle with some stuff and still finish 12th. That is positive.
“I did not get a great start in the second moto and crashed on the first lap but managed to come back to 19th. It was not the second race that I wanted but the riding was not too bad. I am happy with how we ended the season.”
Team boss Magee was keen to praise his team after a tough season.
“Well that’s the end of the 2020 motocross season which has proved to be so very challenging to all of the riders and team personnel. I want to take this opportunity of thanking all of the team at Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee for their extreme efforts, professionalism and commitment to the hectic season just passed.
“I also want to thank and pay tribute to all of the team’s loyal sponsors – especially Hitachi, Milwaukee and KTM – for their invaluable support without which we wouldn’t be able to compete at the highest level.”