Everts on his first ever GP win!

Two MX2 holeshots helped Liam Everts’ quest to register his first Grand Prix win. The Belgian tackled the German track with caution but also consistent pace and his 2-1 scorecard was his best of the season so far. Everts became the third generation of his family to climb the top step of a GP rostrum. His points haul also elevates #72 closer to the top five of the MX2 standings.

At the peak of the MX2 points table is Andrea Adamo. The Italian was again steady and methodical in his approach to the weekend. A brief late crash in the first moto was the only blot but Adamo obtained the red plate for the first time in his career. MX2 rookie Sacha Coenen was a lively presence and the Belgian rode to 10th and 13th for 13th overall.

MXGP will break for a week before the paddock begins the long trek to Sumbawa for the Grand Prix of Sumbawa on June 25th. Red Bull KTM will remain in Indonesia afterwards and travel to the island of Lombok for the corresponding GP and round eleven the following weekend.

Liam Everts, 2nd and 1st for 1st overall in MX2“It’s definitely nice to win this one. We made some good steps with the bike and I felt ‘at one’ with it. The pressure is not easy in my shoes. I’m the third generation of our family and I have to perform. I proved something this weekend. It is a load-off my shoulders but I want to keep going. I felt good and could push right to the end of that second moto. I stayed smooth and counted down the laps. Hard work pays off!”

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Andrea Adamo, 3rd and 2nd for 2nd overall in MX2“It was not the best day of the season so far but really good for the championship. I made two mistakes, one in the quali race and another in the first moto and it felt like I was always losing the lead group somehow. My riding was not the best. In the second Liam was really fast so I just tried to bring it home and with good points. I did my best.”

Words: KTM

Images: Ray Archer