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Final Race of the 7 for 2014

 

Manufacturer's Finishing Postion 

 

1. TM - 300

2. KTM - 300

3. Yamaha - Referenced as a 270 via the riders facebook site

 

 

http://mxdose.com/mxdose/2014-mxgp-of-belgium-emx-highlights-from-lommel/

 

http://www.mxgp.com/news/emx-race-2-highlights

 

 

EMX300

 

We’ve reached the seventh and final round of the European Championship EMX300 series and the sound of twenty-six 300cc two strokes ripping around a track still sounds as mint as it did at the first round of the championship back in April this year.

 

 

 

When the gates dropped for the final race of the season, the newly crowned EMX300 champion TM Racing Team’s Samuele Bernardini carried that same momentum he’s been carrying all championship long around turn one with yet another holeshot. Although it appeared the Italian would check out as he set the fastest lap of the race on lap one putting a three second cushion on yesterday’s fastest rider GL12 Racing’s Lewis Gregory, he threw it away with a high side on lap two which dropped him back to tenth. Gregory exhibiting that same aggression and intensity he showed in race one yesterday afternoon was quick to capitalize on Bernardini’s mistake.

 

 

 

While Gregory managed to put a slight buffer on the rest of the pack which temporarily teased him with a grasp on the overall round victory, one of the early season championship favorites Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Kenny Van Dueren had caused an uproar from the ecstatic Belgian crowd as he came under attack from fellow Belgian’s Mike Van Der Straeten and Sven Scheynen.

 

 

 

Van Der Straeten, clearly no stranger to the terrain here in Lommel as he was the winner of the ‘Rookie Cup’ back in 2009, started clicking off a series of consistently fast laps and was soon pressuring Gregory for the lead. With a quarter of the race to go, Van Der Straeten dropped the hammer and made the pass into first forcing Gregory to ploy a response.

 

 

 

Gregory, who was hungrier than ever for the overall victory, started pushing a little harder as he tried to find an answer to the incursion of Van Der Straeten.

 

 

 

One lap later, Gregory hit a kicker over the finish line and cartwheeled it allowing Van Der Straeten to jet away for his first ever European Championship race and overall victory. With Gregory fortunate enough to re-mount and finish without loosing a position, Van Dueren crossed the line in an unchallenged third.

 

 

 

Meanwhile the third of the Belgians inside the top four Sven Scheynen took fourth with young Brit Matthew Moffat rounding out the top five.

 

 

 

As for the early race leader, Bernardini, he would have been happy to have got the job done yesterday as today saw him face plant a couple of times. Despite spending a bit of time with his head buried in the sand, the 2014 EMX300 Champion still soldiered on for sixth in race two and third overall for the weekend.

 

 

 

Mike Van Der Straeten supplied the Belgian crowd with their first playing of their national anthem as he topped the box, while GL12 Racing’s Lewis Gregory was a bit guttered to stand on the second step after holding the round victory in the palm of his hands fifteen minutes prior to the podium ceremony. TM Racing Team’s Samuele Bernardini rounded out the top three.

 

 

 

Now with all seven rounds of the European Championship EMX300 in the bag, TM Racing Team’s Samuele Bernardini was the clear champion while fellow Italian Team Maddii Racing’s Marco Maddii put together a consistent season for second ahead of GL12 Racing’s Lewis Gregory.

 

 

 

EMX300 Race 1: 1. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 29:42.692; 2. Lewis Gregory (GBR, Yamaha), +0:04.071; 3. Mike Vanderstraeten (BEL, Suzuki), +0:14.468; 4. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), +0:28.584; 5. Marco Maddii (ITA, KTM), +0:57.898; 6. Sven Scheynen (BEL, Yamaha), +1:01.268; 7. Kevin Davidsson (SWE, KTM), +1:05.156; 8. Joey Smet (BEL, KTM), +1:21.213; 9. Ton van Grinsven (NED, TM), +1:35.867; 10. Rasmus Lykke (DEN, KTM), +1:44.090.

 

 

 

EMX300 Race 2: 1. Mike Vanderstraeten (BEL, Suzuki), 29:07.750; 2. Lewis Gregory (GBR, Yamaha), +0:29.793; 3. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), +0:42.534; 4. Sven Scheynen (BEL, Yamaha), +0:58.253; 5. Matthew Moffat (GBR, KTM), +1:14.361; 6. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), +1:21.102; 7. Marco Maddii (ITA, KTM), +1:53.361; 8. Stephane Watel (FRA, KTM), +1:59.513; 9. Ton van Grinsven (NED, TM), -1 lap(s); 10. Joey Smet (BEL, KTM), -1 lap(s).

 

 

 

EMX300 Overall: 1. Mike Vanderstraeten (BEL, SUZ), 45 points; 2. Lewis Gregory (GBR, YAM), 44 p.; 3. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 40 p.; 4. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), 38 p.; 5. Sven Scheynen (BEL, YAM), 33 p.; 6. Marco Maddii (ITA, KTM), 30 p.; 7. Ton van Grinsven (NED, TM), 24 p.; 8. Joey Smet (BEL, KTM), 24 p.; 9. Stephane Watel (FRA, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Ronny van Hove (BEL, KTM), 18 p.

 

 

 

EMX300 Championship Standings: 1. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 325 points; 2. Marco Maddii (ITA, KTM), 281 p.; 3. Lewis Gregory (GBR, YAM), 276 p.; 4. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), 176 p.; 5. Stephane Watel (FRA, KTM), 173 p.; 6. Michele Cencioni (ITA, KTM), 158 p.; 7. Txomin Arana (ESP, YAM), 143 p.; 8. Bence Szvoboda (HUN, KTM), 106 p.; 9. Jean Loup Lepan (FRA, YAM), 101 p.; 10. Toms Macuks (LAT, KTM), 94 p.

 

 

Pictures of the top 1,2,3 Bikes.......... 

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Yamaha GL 2.jpg

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Yamaha Pit GL .jpg

KTM MM 2.jpg

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Ok

 

This must be the perfect POST NO MORE information needed! 

 

I thought there was more interest in promoting a Two Stroke 300cc Moocross Class? This was based on the simlar torque and horsepower to the way more EXPENSIVE 450 class, any comments?

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I think the 300 2T series is cool. In general, I haven't seen much online about it (I'm sure 300 2T series news is there...I just haven't sought it out) so thanks for posting. 

 

On this side of the pond, I would love to see an AMA 2T MX National series. Perhaps it could be viable as a support class to the now-mainstream 4T's. 

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I think the 300 2T series is cool. In general, I haven't seen much online about it (I'm sure 300 2T series news is there...I just haven't sought it out) so thanks for posting. 

 

On this side of the pond, I would love to see an AMA 2T MX National series. Perhaps it could be viable as a support class to the now-mainstream 4T's. 

I agree, but sadly the AMA will never let it happen. Everyone loves the sound of a two stroke on the pipe!!!

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I am very surprised to not have seen lots of interest in the class.  There are so many 2-stroke fans everywhere, yet I have seen no postings about the racing on TT at all, and really nothing ever mentioned in the U.S. moto media.

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I tend to agree, nothing I don't have already.

I was just looking at that bike on eBay. It's his bike without any of the good bits. In the pictures it looks like he used the yzf swing arm and a procircuit exhaust. It's pretty much just a stock yz now with some spare plastics. Probably struggle to get that money for it. He was flying on it though when it was his bike, top rider.

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