The competitive EMX250 championship looked set to go right down to the wire at the last round of the series in France this weekend. However, there is another twist in the championship battle as Simone Furlotti who sits second in the series has revealed that he will miss the final round due to dislocating his shoulder in Switzerland.
This effectively means that Morgan Lesiardo is this years champion as third place is seventy-six points behind the Italian which means he can’t be caught with only fifty points left on the table.
It’s been a great year for Lesiardo who is one of the most improved riders of the year and he thoroughly deserves his title. It will be interesting to see if he tries to defend his title next year or if he moves up to compete in the MX2 World Championship.
Furlotti will also make the decision to compete in the EMX250 series this year after just missing out on the title this year or compete in the World Championship. Next year will be his last chance to have a full season in the World MX2 series due to the age rule.
Simone Furlotti broke the news on social media with the following message, “Hi everybody, unfortunately I will not race the last EMX250 race in France. I dislocated my shoulder in Switzerland and have to be patient..”
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