The young Russian established the base for this excellent result when he earnt a good starting position by finishing fourth in the qualification race, and he immediately raced into the leaderboard group in the opening GP moto. Initially fifth he made continual advances during the race to cross the finishing line second, headed only by the current series leader. Unfortunately he lost an initial seventh place in race two when he nervously crashed on the second lap, but the enthusiastic 20 year old battled valiantly to the chequered flag to finish sixth after remounting outside the top ten. The effort, coupled with his earlier second place, gave “Seva” third overall in the GP and has hoisted him to seventh place in the series standings.

Petar Petrov of the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team never felt comfortable all weekend on the awkward track, but nevertheless he showed great resolve to earn sixth overall in the GP to maintain his fifth place in the championship standings. Initially ninth in the opening moto, he advanced to sixth by the finish and backed this up with an eighth place finish in race two from ninth on lap one.

Vsevolod Brylyakov: “I feel amazing with this first podium in my career; it’s just great that it happens now! In the first moto I got a good start and was consistent; I was following Seewer and finally passed him and pulled away. It was good to score a second place in the first moto, but it also made me nervous for the second one! I had another good start but then it was a nightmare as I crashed and thought that I had lost any chance to be on the podium. But I just tried again to do my best, rode smoothly and when I saw that Jonass also crashed I thought there was maybe a chance for me to finally get this podium. I continued to push, caught a few guys and my mechanics helped me on the board to know what was happening. I can’t believe that I got this podium; my thanks to Steve Dixon, Monster Energy, Kawasaki, my teammate Tommy Searle, all our sponsors and Cosworth who did a great job – the engine is unbelievable good!”

Petar Petrov: “On Saturday I had quite a good feeling with the track, but they worked on it and today it was one of the most difficult races I ever had. In the first moto I was struggling and the second moto was even worse. The track was becoming really dry and I made mistakes every time I pushed so I just tried to save as many points as possible. Everyone in the team is working really hard but this time I was not at my best. We must keep the positive; I was consistent in both races to finish sixth overall. Anyway it’s better than last year at this track; I finished both races this time and we’ll continue to work before we travel to Latvia. That track is one of my favourites so we’ll go there to show what we can do after two difficult weekends for us.”

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