|Posted on May 12, 2016 at 4:15 AM|
TEUTSCHENTHAL (Germany), 09 May 2016 - After a stunning ride, Norway’s Hakon Fredriksen took the race win in moto 2 yesterday in Teutschenthal, Germany and with it the overall GP win, giving him the red plate and the championship lead.
A great start out of the gate saw the Norwegian enter the lead on the first lap, but was unfortunate to be passed by Emil Weckman a few corners later. Weckman looked to be in control of the moto but a crash with two laps to go meant that the Finn was too far behind to battle for the moto win, settling for second place.
Yago Martinez (ESP) also had a very strong race on the CRF150R and looked to be set to join the battle for second place as he set purple sector times. The Spaniard was forced to settle for the final step on the podium though despite his great ride.
Andrea Adamo and James Scott added to their solid performances of Saturday proving that they could be riders to keep an eye on this year. The pair finished the second moto fourth and fifth respectively.
An intense battle for sixth and seventh raged between Jorgen-Matthias Talviku and Rasmus Moen for the majority of the race. At the chequered flag it was Talviku who came out on top with Moen crossing the line eighth. Leopold Ambjornson was able to sneak into seventh in the closing stages of the race.
Although Hakon Fredriksen now leads the championship after Germany’s two races, he is on equal points with Emil Weckman going into the second round at Matterley Basin (UK), which will take place on 18-19 June.
Hakon Fredriksen: “It feels so good to have the red plate in my hands, it’s unbelievable. I can’t describe how this feels. The track was good out there because the tracks in Norway are similar with ruts and bumps so I’ve had good training for this. Now I’m just going to try to hold on to this red plate at the next round.”
Emil Weckman: “The first race was pretty good, the start was good as well. James Scott was able to pass me and then on the second corner of the lap I passed him, got back in the lead. I crashed in the third lap from the end but after that I pushed hard and won by just under 17 seconds.”
Davy Dousselaere, Honda Europe Off-Road Manager: “in Teutschenthal we saw some very strong rides from the top three riders and it is very close at the with Hakon and Emil on the same points! We also have Yago Martinez and Andrea Adamo on the same points as each other for third and fourth in the championship. Already it is very competitive between the kids and I feel that for sure they are now already looking forward to the next round at Matterley Basin. The progress they have made between the training camp and this first round, and even from yesterday to today, is really noticeable and it has been a very good start to the Honda 150 European Championship here in Germany.”
Honda EMX150 Race 1: 1. Emil Weckman (FIN, Honda), 24:31.679; 2. Hakon Fredriksen (NOR, Honda), +0:16.474; 3. Henry Vesilind (EST, Honda), +0:24.652; 4. Andrea Adamo (ITA, Honda), +0:35.465; 5. Yago Martinez (ESP, Honda), +0:46.758; 6. Luis Outeiro (POR, Honda), +1:18.354; 7. James Scott (NZL, Honda), +1:28.067; 8. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, Honda), +1:32.031; 9. Pascal Jungmann (GER, Honda), +1:35.290; 10. Rasmus Moen (SWE, Honda), +1:43.630.
Honda EMX150 Race 2: 1. Hakon Fredriksen (NOR, Honda), 26:06.994; 2. Emil Weckman (FIN, Honda), +0:06.460; 3. Yago Martinez (ESP, Honda), +0:23.413; 4. Andrea Adamo (ITA, Honda), +0:41.164; 5. James Scott (NZL, Honda), +1:09.092; 6. Jorgen-Matthias Talviku (EST, Honda), +1:17.179; 7. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, Honda), +1:21.204; 8. Rasmus Moen (SWE, Honda), +1:43.702; 9. Anton Nordström Graaf (SWE, Honda), +2:00.077; 10. Jimmy Grajwoda (FRA, Honda), +2:03.128.
Honda EMX150 Overall: 1. Hakon Fredriksen (NOR, HON), 47 points; 2. Emil Weckman (FIN, HON), 47 p.; 3. Yago Martinez (ESP, HON), 36 p.; 4. Andrea Adamo (ITA, HON), 36 p.; 5. James Scott (NZL, HON), 30 p.; 6. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, HON), 27 p.; 7. Henry Vesilind (EST, HON), 27 p.; 8. Jorgen-Matthias Talviku (EST, HON), 25 p.; 9. Rasmus Moen (SWE, HON), 24 p.; 10. Luis Outeiro (POR, HON), 23 p.
Honda EMX150 Championship: 1. Hakon Fredriksen (NOR, HON), 47 points; 2. Emil Weckman (FIN, HON), 47 p.; 3. Yago Martinez (ESP, HON), 36 p.; 4. Andrea Adamo (ITA, HON), 36 p.; 5. James Scott (NZL, HON), 30 p.; 6. Leopold Ambjörnson (SWE, HON), 27 p.; 7. Henry Vesilind (EST, HON), 27 p.; 8. Jorgen-Matthias Talviku (EST, HON), 25 p.; 9. Rasmus Moen (SWE, HON), 24 p.; 10. Luis Outeiro (POR, HON), 23 p
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