Clarke 4th as Revo lose Red Plate! EMX250 Round 6 – Race Report, Results and Highlights
Joining the MXGP and MX2 racing this weekend was the European championship classes of EMX250 and EMX125 presented by FMF Racing. An amazing rider turn out in both classes led to 2 groups for each where in the end only 40 Qualified to race in each. Taking the overall victories at the French race were Honda Redmoto Assomotor’s Mathys Boisrame and Team Maddi Racing Husqvarna’s Mattia Guadagnini.
The success of the winners was aided by the thousands of French fans cheering them on from the edges of the circuit. The hillsides, packed with passionate motocross fans, came to life as the gate dropped for the races. The atmosphere is unmatched by any race so far this season and the memory of winning in front of the massive crowd will stick with both Boisrame and Guadagnini.
The final race of Saturday was the EMX250 class where Honda Redmoto Assomotor’s Mathys Boisrame fought against his fellow French competitors for the win. At first it was BUD Racing Monster Energy’s Brian Moreau who held second but he lost 2 positions letting Tom Vialle take over the runner up spot and ASTES4-TESAR Yamaha’s Roan Van de Moosdijk into 3rd.
Coming into the weekend REVO Husqvarna UK’s Mel Pocock was leading Boisrame by 9 points in the Championship Standings. Pocock was 5th on the opening lap and by lap 7 he was into 4th past Moreau. Valentin Teillet also passed Moreau a lap after Pocock but continued forward and passed the #119 2 laps later. Moreau found some more speed on the final lap to pass Pocock back and take 5th.
Sunday’s Race 2 was also filled with French success with Bud Racing Monster Energy’s Pierre Goupillon taking the lead on the first lap as last rounds winner, Carglass Honda’s Steven Clarke ran second. Team DIGA Procross’ Dylan Walsh was 2nd on the first lap but struggle to hold the position and was passed by Moreau, Boisrame, and WZ Racing’s Jeremy Sydow on lap 2.
Clarke worked to catch Goupillon and was successful but not able to make a pass. Just slightly further back Boisrame pursued Moreau and took the position from the #225 after a mistake. Moreau however responded a lap later and reclaimed 3rd.
Across the finish Goupillon won the race ahead of Clarke, Moreau, Boisrame, and Sydow. In the overall standings Boisrame took the victory and the red plate while Moreau was second and Van de Moosdijk claimed 3rd after scoring vital points by passing 2 riders on the last lap of race 2.
EMX250 Race 1 Top 10: 1. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Honda), 29:57.707; 2. Tom Vialle (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:05.194; 3. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Yamaha), +0:06.755; 4. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +0:09.261; 5. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:18.723; 6. Mel Pocock (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:19.317; 7. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:23.472; 8. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:35.413; 9. Alberto Forato (ITA, Honda), +0:35.833; 10. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), +0:39.092.
EMX250 Race 2 Top 10: 1. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, Kawasaki), 29:52.747; 2. Steven Clarke (GBR, Honda), +0:07.100; 3. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:36.462; 4. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Honda), +0:49.883; 5. Jeremy Sydow (GER, KTM), +1:05.130; 6. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, KTM), +1:21.292; 7. Dylan Walsh (NZL, Husqvarna), +1:26.904; 8. Dan Houzet (FRA, KTM), +1:28.523; 9. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, Yamaha), +1:30.244; 10. Martin Barr (GBR, Husqvarna), +1:32.803.
EMX250 Overall Top 10: 1. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, HON), 43 points; 2. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, KAW), 36 p.; 3. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, YAM), 32 p.; 4. Steven Clarke (GBR, HON), 27 p.; 5. Tom Vialle (FRA, HUS), 27 p.; 6. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KAW), 25 p.; 7. Dylan Walsh (NZL, HUS), 24 p.; 8. Mel Pocock (GBR, HUS), 24 p.; 9. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, HUS), 22 p.
EMX250 Championship Top 10: 1. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, HON), 194 points; 2. Mel Pocock (GBR, HUS), 181 p.; 3. Martin Barr (GBR, HUS), 172 p.; 4. Steven Clarke (GBR, HON), 155 p.; 5. Dylan Walsh (NZL, HUS), 141 p.; 6. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, HUS), 132 p.; 7. Tom Vialle (FRA, HUS), 132 p.; 8. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, KAW), 127 p.; 9. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KAW), 122 p.; 10. Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, YAM), 115 p.
EMX250 Manufacturers: 1. Husqvarna, 259 points; 2. Honda, 255 p.; 3. KTM, 208 p.; 4. Yamaha, 194 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 190 p.; 6. Suzuki, 41 p.