F&H Kawasaki riders shine at Emmen!
F&H Kawasaki PR:
The third round of the Dutch Masters Motocross went well for the F&H Racing Team. All three of the MX2 riders managed to finish in the top nine! David Herbreteau was the best placed rider on the day with an impressive fifth overall. Ruben Fernandez and Magne Klingsheim ended up seventh and ninth overall respectively. Thomas Kjer Olsen won on the day and now has the red plate heading into round four.
The day started great for Herbreteau as he set the second quickest time in timed practice which give him confidence heading into the moto’s and the second best gate pick. However, he didn’t get the best of starts in moto one. Instead it was Magne Klingsheim who grabbed the holeshot in the first moto. Bogers and Covington made their moves on the first lap but by the end of the lap all F&H Kawasaki riders were well placed with Klingsheim in third, Herbreteau in sixth and Fernandez in ninth.
After two laps Herbreteau passed his team mate for fifth and tried to catch Vaessen for fourth but he couldn’t cut down the deficient to the Suzuki rider so had to settle for fifth. Klingsheim and Geerts had a nice battle but the Belgian was just too fast and Magne had to settle for seventh which is still a good result. Fernandez ended up ninth in what was a great race for the team, they would have been hoping for much of the same in moto two.
Klingsheim couldn’t replicate his first moto start, instead he got caught up in drama around the first corner and was buried way down the order. Herbreteau started in sixth and that is where he finished which is a solid result for the French rider. Fernandez was outside the top ten after a bad start but worked his way up to ninth by the end of the race – just like in moto one. Kleingsheim had a lot of work to do to come through the pack and ended up salvaging a fourteenth place which was a good recovery ride. It was good enough to get him a ninth overall.
Herbreteau is the best placed F&H Kawasaki rider in the point’s standings as he currently sits in seventh – he will be hoping to improve on this position as the season progresses.
The team now heads to Germany this weekend where Herbreteau and Klingsheim will be action in the MX2 World Championship. Ruben will have a week off before the EMX250 series resumes in France.
Pic: Huub Munsters