After missing three rounds of the MX2 World Championship, Adam Sterry made a welcome return under the F&H Racing Team’s awning at Assen. Considering the Brit missed three GP’s he had a good return to racing by going 10-8 in the moto’s. The 22-year-old finished ninth overall on the day to mark his return to racing. American, Marshal Weltin had a solid day in the sand and conditions not to his liking. Weltin picked up a 15-13 scorecard. Jorge Prado won the penultimate round of the MX2 World Championship and has a comfortable points lead with only one round to go.
When the gate dropped in the first MX2 moto, Sterry was sitting in a solid tenth spot before losing a position due to making a mistake. However, before the end of the moto Sterry was able to get back into tenth after making a move on van Doninck. Weltin started in thirteenth but dropped two positions to end up fifteenth, he’d have learnt a lot at a tough track he’s not used to riding.
Sterry was able to get another solid start in the second moto as he was sat in ninth on the opening lap. The fact he put two good starts together is encouraging. Sterry was battling with the likes of Cervellin and Geerts throughout the moto. In the end he edged out Geerts who’s an impressive sand rider. The Brit came home in eighth which he can be happy about after just returning to the races. Weltin had a better race in the second moto as he crossed the line in thirteenth. The American can be happy that he improved every session at Assen.
Adam Sterry: “Assen is one I always look forward too. But this year I just couldn’t get comfortable on the track, I tried all weekend to improve which I think I did but it wasn’t enough. I’ve been riding really well at the moment so I was disappointed with my results knowing I could of done much more but that’s motocross. One more round to go so doing the best I can to finish my last two races with a bang”.
There’s a weekend off before heading to Imola for the final round of the MX2 World Championship which is a new location for the MXGP World Championship.
Pic: Shot by Bavo