Bogers and de Wolf on Hawkstone International
Facing treacherous conditions, Brian Bogers was superb in the first MX1 moto and clawed his way up from the cusp of the top five to the front in just nine laps. Bogers refused to settle once in the lead and raced to a fourteen-second lead at the chequered flag. A fall early in the second encounter threatened to thwart his efforts, but he was not to be deterred and charged from outside of the top ten to seventh. Such a brilliant showing was enough for him to take the overall win in the MX1 division. Bogers ended the day with a third-place finish in the ‘Super Final’ that consisted of both classes.
Kay de Wolf experienced similar success aboard his FC 250 in the MX2 class. Starting the day by taking pole position, he moved from the back of the top twenty to third after a fall in moto one. De Wolf was embroiled in an intense battle for the win in moto two and was just one second shy of the eventual victor when the chequered flag waved. Securing the runner-up spot in that moto helped him claim second in the overall classification as well. De Wolf completed his pre-season preparation by finishing as the top MX2 rider in the mixed ‘Super Final’ moto – he was classified in fifth behind four 450F riders.
Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing and Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing will turn attention to the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship now, which will fire into life this coming weekend. The Grand Prix of Great Britain, run at the popular track of Matterley Basin, will act as the starting point for the twenty-round series.
Brian Bogers: “It was not a bad day! I started fourth and worked my way into first in the first moto, so that was really good. It was unfortunate that I crashed in the second moto, so I was only seventh on a track that was very hard to pass on. I was pleased to salvage an overall victory in MX1! Overall, it was a good day. I am happy with my riding and hope that we can do our very best this season.”
Kay de Wolf: “Today was a good day! I had a little crash after the start in the first moto and had to make my way through – it was quite difficult. We had a little stop for a goggle change too! I still got third, so I knew that the speed was there. I made a few mistakes in the second moto, but still managed to finish second in the race and overall. It was a pretty good day and good practice that we can learn from.”
Pic: Ray Archer