Everts and Gajser on their qualifying race wins

Image: Honda/Bavo

Liam Everts looked like a mirror image of his father as he stood up around the rutted turns to take the win after passing early race leader Rick Elzinga.

Everts said: “Got a good jump off the fare. Had to be aggressive the first laps, that’s what I did, i almost went down a couple of times but once I got in my rhythm I felt very good  I did some trial riding.”

See the familiar Everts style below:

Tim Gajser put the pass of the season on Jorge Prado and Jeffrey Herlings to go from third to first in the opening lap, then hold off a charging Herlings to take the win. With Jorge Prado finishing seventh, Gajser is only seven points behind the Spaniard going into tomorrow’s races – and the rain is to be even worse!

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Gajser commented:

“I had a good start but I ran too wide and so Jorge passed me from the inside and also Jeffrey was really aggressive in the first couple of corners… I knew I had to pass immediately so I was just going out and cutting in, I surprised both of them. I was in the lead and leading quite comfortably but then we came into the lappers and its mainly one line so it’s not easy to pass. Hopefully we can do the same tomorrow.”

Check out the highlights and that pass on Gajser pass below: