Roan van de Moosdijk and Kay de Wolf completed the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship today. A turbulent campaign, which included many highs and lows for the FC 250 duo, came to an end under the beating sun in Turkiye. The Grand Prix of Turkiye was run within the familiar confines of Afyonkarahisar – the jump-laden layout has featured on the calendar since 2018.
It was a landmark day for Roan van de Moosdijk aboard his FC 250, as he placed it on the overall podium for the first time. Following such a difficult term, where he missed countless rounds with a shoulder injury, Moosdijk rebounded in the best possible way, thanks to a 4-3 scorecard. ’39’ charged up to fourth in moto one, after ending the first lap in seventh, and then made similar progress to take third in the final moto of the season. Even more impressive is the fact that he posted some of the quickest lap times in the MX2 class!
Kay de Wolf was just as impressive on his FC 250, as he too made his presence known inside of the top three. It was moto one where he really excelled; he battled for the runner-up position for much of the moto. ’74’ finished third in that encounter and then backed that up with a solid sixth in moto two. The 3-6 scorecard put him fourth in the overall classification, right behind his teammate. A solid way for Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing to end the season!
Although the FIM Motocross World Championship is complete, the season is not quite over. Kay de Wolf will be racing at the Motocross of Nations in the United States on September 24/25, as he has been hand-picked to represent The Netherlands in the MX2 division.
Roan van de Moosdijk: “It was really good in the end! I worked my way up to fourth in moto one with some really good lap times. I was happy with that and knew that it was possible to get on the podium. I knew that I could get a trophy here, so I am really happy. It was emotional! My shoulder injury was the biggest injury that I have had, so ending the season in this way is great.”
Kay de Wolf: “I had a really good start in the first race and followed the top two quite easily! I was happy with that. I pushed really hard in the second moto and ended up in sixth. Overall, it was a positive weekend. I felt good and had a lot of fun on my FC 250. This is a big improvement when you compare it to what I did in France.”