Kay De Wolf Narrowly Misses Overall Victory At EMX250 in Latvia

Kay de Wolf of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing narrowly missed the overall victory for the EMX250 round at Kegums in Latvia today. De Wolf was initially credited with the win, but the third-placed rider had incurred a time penalty, which meant that the new points calculation dropped him to second. 

The track at Kegums was substantially modified from how it was for the previous two rounds over the last week,  Kay was motivated to show his best for the race,  and underlined this with the second  time during qualifying.  He grabbed a decent start in the opening moto, managed to pass the few riders ahead of him, and pushed to the lead.  In the final stages, though, championship leader Thibault Benistant passed him. Kay put up a spirited fight, but had to be content with second.  

De Wolf was again in top form during the second race. He worked his way to second, and by riding consistently, held it till the fall of the flag.  This was normally enough to assure him of the overall victory, but the third-placed rider got a time penalty, which advanced Benistant one position, which was enough to deprive De Wolf of his premier EMX250 victory. 

Rasmus Jorgensen (teammanager Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing): ‘’Amazing day for our 15 year old junior. Two times 2nd for “first” overall until the 3rd placed rider was given a five place penalty for not passing sound control after the race. This was a win for us anyway.’’

Kay has risen to fourth in the championship standings, a solitary point behind third. The next round of the series will be held at Mantova, Italy, on 3 October.

Overall EMX250 Latvia:
1 Thibault Benistant 45 Pnt
2 Kay de Wolf 44 Pnt
3 Mattia Guadagnini 43 Pnt
4 Meico Vettik 34 Pnt
5 Tim Edberg 30 Pnt

Championship Standings EMX250:
1 Thibault Benistant 174 Pnt
2 Mattia Guadagnini 136 Pnt
3 Isak Gifting 128 Pnt
4 Kay de Wolf 127 Pnt
5 Tim Edberg 91 Pnt

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