Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s Rick Elzinga continued his winning ways at the second round of the EMX250 Championship in Agueda, Portugal.
The Dutch star was inch-perfect all weekend, racing his GYTR kitted YZ250F to a second consecutive round win, but this time with a double-moto victory – the first of his career. As a result, the Yamaha ace has extended his championship lead out to 16-points over his closest rival.
Carrying the EMX250 Championship Leaders’ red plate for the first time in his career, Elzinga confirmed he is the apparent title threat with a dominant performance in Race 1. The number 44 got off to a brilliant start and made a quick pass for the lead on lap 2. From there, the Dutch ace proved the master of the orange Agueda soil as he stormed to a 12-second lead and a commanding race victory.
In Race 2, Elzinga was equally as impressive. The Dutchman started third and quickly moved forward to take the lead on lap 3. Racing with pressure from his closest championship rival, Cornelius Toendal, the ‘44’ highlighted his maturity and remained unphased for the entire 16 laps to secure another flawless win.
Elzinga now leads the championship by 16-points over Toendal. His Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250 teammates Andrea Bonacorsi and Dave Kooiker are 12th and 20th in the Championship Standings after finishing 14th and 21st in Portugal, respectively.