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Kevin Horgmo fourth in the Grand Prix MX2 in Sweden

Kevin Horgmo fourth in the Grand Prix MX2 in Sweden

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F&H Kawasaki Racing Team’s Kevin Horgmo finished fourth in the Swedish round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship at Uddevalla.

For the Scandinavian rider the Swedish round was effectively his „home“ GP as many fans made the relatively short journey south from Norway to support their national hero. The Kawasaki rider responded admirably. He secured the holeshot – his third of the season – in race one before being pushed back to third during the first two laps by the two leading riders in the series. He quickly regained his composure to resist all further challengers before a nerve-wracking final three laps as a side-plate worked loose and hampered movement of his right leg. Another lightening start in race two saw him run top-three again on the opening lap; position changes were frequent on the leaderboard for several laps but the Kawasaki settled into a solid fourth mid-moto before a single error cost him a position. Settling back into his rhythm through the final four laps he charged back into the wheeltracks of the riders immediately ahead of him to finish in sight of third. Fourth on the day, he has strengthened his grip on that position in the series rankings with three GPs remaining to the end of the season.

Kevin Horgmo: “It took me some time to find my rhythm in practice yesterday but I turned it around in Qualifying so I had a good feeling coming into today and got the holeshot in race one. I tried to follow Vialle and Geerts when they came past but they were just a little too fast for me and I ended up third. Still, that was a good race for me. I stood a little more to the inside on the gate for race two and got squeezed going into the first corner. I also rode a little tense during the first few laps and then had a small crash so I ended up fifth. It would have been nice to be the podium in front of my family and friends but it was not to be. Perhaps I can make it for them next week. I saw a lot of familiar faces this weekend and I want to thank them all for their support; some Norwegian fans told me on Saturday they were enjoying it so much they had already booked tickets for Finland. “

F&H Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jed Beaton was moving forward from midfield starts in each moto until incidents cost him dearly and he had to be content with nineteenth and eighteenth placings at the chequered flag. The Australian remains seventeenth in the points standings.