Dunn flys 2 Stroke Flag in Latvia. GL12 Racing Team Update
James Dunn carried his great form from round three of the B2S series at Blaxhall into round four of the EMX250 championship at the MXGP of Latvia at Kegums where he finished eighth overall.
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Proudly flying the two-stroke flag for his GL12 Racing KTM team in the middle of a field of four-strokes, James was 19th in Saturday’s timed practice but when the gate dropped on the first moto he put the #2 machine up at the sharp end of the field to come home sixth.
A bad start in race two the following morning left him with a lot of work to do but he fought hard to cross the line in 13th to take his best overall finish this season.
Ike Carter, the team’s 125cc youth rider, was also in action over the weekend at round two of the Judd KTM British Youth Nationals at Culham in Oxfordshire.
After taking pole he struggled with his starts but came through well with a 2-2-1-3 scorecard giving him second overall and second in the championship, just two points behind the series leader.
Bob Buchanan – Team Principal
“James went to Latvia trying to carry his good form from Blaxhall and managed a fair lap to qualify 19th which helped ease a few nerves before giving the two-stroke an eye-opening eighth overall.
“This was one of the most workman-like performances I’ve witnessed from James.
“While James was racing in Latvia, Ike was 2,000 miles away at Culham where he carried his speed from Blaxhall into the second round of the BYN.
“His results were spoilt by poor starts but there were no doubts about his pace as he came through the field to salvage second overall. This kid’s got so much raw talent and there’s much, much more to come from him.”
James Dunn – B2S 1st (1-1)
“I had a great weekend in Latvia and made some big steps forward in qualifying where I put in a solid sprint lap which is what I have been struggling with so far this year.
“In race one I felt really good on the very gnarly track but in race two I had a terrible start. I pushed through well to 12th on the first lap and made some passes but a big mistake put me off the track and cost me a few places.
“Still, my goal was to get in the top 10 this weekend so I’m very happy with eighth overall.”