Mixed fortunes for the Yamaha van Beers Racing Team in Lommel

MotocrossPlanet.nl News Release

The Yamaha van Beers Racing Team had mixed fortunes at round eleven of the World Championship Series at Lommel in Belgium. Petar Petrov qualified himself in sixth position on Saturday so things were looking really positive for the young Bulgarian before race day started. In the first moto he took a good start and came out of the first corner in eight position. He found his rhythm straight away and managed to work himself back up to sixth position. In the closing stages of the race he managed to keep the pace high and passed another rider to finish the race in fifth position. In the second moto he started around 13th position. In the beginning of the race he made some passes and moved up into ninth position. Petar was riding a consistent race till he made a crash and dislocated his shoulder. He was forced to retire from the race and didn't score points. Overall he finished in 13th position and after eleven rounds he sits in 16th position in the championship standings.

Marc de Reuver started the weekend with a lot of self confidence. In the first free practice session he set the second fastest time. In the pre qualifying session he posted the 11th fastest time and he qualified himself in seventh position. In the qualifying heat he came out of the start in sixth position. He found his rhythm straight away and worked himself up to third position. He held on to this position for some laps but than he made a mistake and dropped back to sixth position. A lap later he lost another position and finally he finished the race in seventh position. The first moto started with bad luck for Marc. Straight after the start he got hit by another rider and crashed. Marc had to come back from the back of the pack and passed one rider after another. In the middle of the race he had worked himself back up to 11th position. Unfortunately he crashed twice in the second part of the race and because of this he decided to retire from the race. In the second moto he got a poor start and came out of the first turn in about 25th position. During the race he gave everything he had and worked himself back up to eleventh position. In the final lap he moved up a position and finished the race in tenth position. Overall he finished in 14th position and after eleven rounds he sits in 18th position.

Herjan Brakke had bad luck in his qualifying heat on Saturday. He was riding in 13th place in the beginning of the race but unfortunately he crashed in the second part of the race and hurt his hand a little bit. Herjan lost a lot of positions and finished the race in 31st position. In the first moto he took a really good start and went into the first corner in tenth position. In the beginning of the race he held on to this position but after some laps he lost his rhythm a little bit and lost several positions. In the middle of the race things started to go better again and finally he crossed the finish line in 15th position. In the second moto he took a good start as well and came out of the first turn in tenth position. In the beginning of the race he lost two positions and dropped back to twelfth position. Soon after he made a big mistake and dropped back to 17th position. Herjan fought his way back up to sixteenth but got passed in the second part of the race and finished the moto in 17th position. Overall he finished in 17th position and after eleven rounds he sits in 27th position in the world championship standings.

The Yamaha van Beers Racing Team will now travel to Loket in the Czech Republic for round twelve of the World Championship Series.

Results Grand Prix of Limburg:

MX2:

MX2 /1st moto:
1 Jeffrey Herlings NL KTM
2 Ken Roczen D KTM
3 Jeremy Vanhorebeek B KTM
4 Max Anstie GB Kawasaki
5 Petr Petrov Bul Yamaha

MX2 / 2nd moto:
1 Jeffrey Herlings NL KTM
2 Ken Roczen D KTM
3 Jeremy Vanhorebeek B KTM
4 Max Anstie GB Kawasaki
5 Gautier Paulin F Yamaha
DNF Petar Petrov BUL Yamaha

Overall MX2:
1 Jeffrey Herlings NL KTM 50
2 Ken Roczen D KTM 44
3 Jeremy Vanhorebeek B KTM 40
4 Max Anstie GB Kawasaki 36
5 Gautier Paulin F Yamaha 30
13 Petar Petrov BUL Yamaha 16

World Championship Standings:
1 Ken Roczen D KTM 480
2 Jeffrey Herlings NL KTM 460
3 Tommy Searle GB Kawasaki 400
4 Gautier Paulin F Yamaha 373
5 Zach Osborne USA Yamaha 295
16 Petar Petrov BUL Yamaha 102

MX1:

MX1 /1st moto:
1 Antonio Cairoli I KTM
2 Clement Desalle B Suzuki
3 Rui Goncalves Por Honda
4 Steven Frossard F Yamaha
5 Maxi Nagl D KTM
15 Herjan Brakke NL Yamaha
DNF Marc de Reuver NL Yamaha

MX1 / 2nd moto:
1 Antonio Cairoli I KTM
2 Maxi Nagl D KTM
3 Evgeny Bobryshev Rus Honda
4 Clement Desalle B Suzuki
5 Tanel Leok Est TM
10 Marc de Reuver NL Yamaha
17 Herjan Brakke NL Yamaha

Overall MX1:
1 Antonio Cairoli I KTM 50
2 Clement Desalle B Suzuki 40
3 Maxi Nagl D KTM 38
4 Evgeny Bobryshev Rus Honda 35
5 Steven Frossard F Yamaha 33
14 Marc de Reuver NL Yamaha 11
17 Herjan Brakke NL Yamaha 10

World Championship Standings:
1 Antonio Cairoli I KTM 466
2 Clement Desalle B Suzuki 414
3 Steven Frossard F Yamaha 403
4 Evgeny Bobryshev Rus Honda 369
5 Maxi Nagl D KTM 349
18 Marc de Reuver NL Yamaha 55
27 Herjan Brakke NL Yamaha 16

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