Kay De Wolf Makes The Best Of A Difficult EMX250 Round At Mantova

Kay de Wolf of Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarana Racing had a troubled outing during the EMX250 round at Mantova. De Wolf was quick, but crashes and mediocre starts kept him to 16th and 9th in the races respectively.

Heavy rain and stormy weather turned the track into a muddy bog in the morning. The sun made an appearance, drying the track, but a lot of deep ruts were the result. Kay found a good rhythm and clinched pole position for the races.

Kay could not convert his favourable gate pick into a good start in race one. He had to work his way forward from the rear ranks, but two crashes did a lot to hamper his progress. He was stuck in 19th place for a while, but a final spurt yielded him three more spots and he finished 16th. He was not satisfied with this and determined to do better.

A better start in race two yielded prospect, but another crash in lap one dropped him to 25th. He had lots of work to do, and made the best of cutting through the field. He kept up the pace and managed to get to ninth by the time the flag fell.

Team manager Rasmus Jorgensen commented: “It was a difficult day for Kay, and he also had some bad luck that involved other riders. He also made too many mistakes himself and had some unnecessary crashes. He is still third in the championship standings, and we are hoping for a better outing in Spain next weekend.”

With 16th and 9th in the races, Kay was 11th overall, enough to keep him in third spot on the championship ladder. The series continues next weekend in Madrid, Spain.

Overall EMX250 Mantova:
1 Mattia Guadagnini 50 Pnt
2 Jorgen Matthias Talviku 36 Pnt
3 Hakon Fredriksen 36 Pnt
4 Thibault Benistant 35 Pnt
5 Marcel Conijn 33 Pnt
11 Kay de Wolf 17 Pnt

EMX250 Championship Standings:
1 Thibault Benistant 286 Pnt
2 Mattia Guadagnini 258 Pnt
3 Kay de Wolf 198 Pnt
4 Hakon Fredriksen 188 Pnt
5 Jorgen Matthias Talviku 180 Pnt

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