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Kevin Horgmo consistent in difficult in Grand Prix of Italy

Kevin Horgmo consistent in difficult in Grand Prix of Italy

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F&H Kawasaki Racing Team Kevin Horgmo was unable to repeat the excellent start which had taken him to third in Qualifying the previous day and was unfortunate to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time on the opening lap of race one. The Norwegian was on the edge of the top ten leaving turn one but then came misfortune at the tight turn three when the leader fell, pulling down more riders with him and the Kawasaki rider was left with nowhere to go as the line to which he was committed was blocked. By the end of the lap he had recovered to nineteenth and he maintained progress until he was twelfth after twenty minutes. With four laps to go, within seconds of making a further move into eleventh, he tipped over in a heavily-rutted turn to surrender the position again and eventually came home twelfth. Closed down entering the first turn in race two he was through to twelfth by the end of the first lap, broke into the top-ten after ten minutes and continued to push forward up the leaderboard. An awkward moment when he showed terrific reactions to miss a fallen rider as he closed down the top six cost several seconds but he regrouped strongly to take seventh at the chequered flag to defend sixth in the series points standings.

Kevin Horgmo: “I was stuck in the third corner after a mid-pack start in the first moto when they crashed in front of me and I had nowhere to go. It wasn’t easy to pass and I crashed two times to finish twelfth. The second moto I made a mid-pack start and we were almost riding a train with no-one able to pass. I almost crashed a couple of times but everybody else was on the edge too; a couple of the guys in front of me did crash and I ended up seventh. The starts were so important here. I don’t know why they didn’t work here today but I’m not worried; I had perfect starts in Latvia and I’m confident we can bring the starts back at Riola Sardo next weekend. I have raced the Italian championship there and we were there for pre-season training so I know the track well and it’s a good one for me. “

Overall Grand Prix MX2 Maggiora:
1 Jago Geerts 47 Pnt
2 Tom Vialle 41 Pnt
3 Stephen Rubini 37 Pnt
4 Simon Laengenfelder 35 Put
5 Kay de Wolf 30 Pnt
9 Kevin Horgmo 23 Pnt

World Championship Standings MX2:
1 Jago Geerts 291 Pnt
2 Tom Vialle 285 Pnt
3 Simon Laengenfelder 216 Pnt
4 Kay de Wolf 211 Pnt
5 Mikkel Haarup 211 Pnt
6 Kevin Horgmo 199 Pnt