Horgmo makes his EMX250 debut!
During the off-season, Kevin Horgmo has been putting in the work on the 250cc as he’s moved up from the 125cc from last year. The first round of the series took place at Redsand MX Park in Spain where the Norwegian spent quite a lot of time during the winter putting in the laps. The first moto didn’t go to plan for Horgmo but he bounced back in the second moto to bag one good result on his CreyMert KTM. It was Pierre Goupillon who took the win during the first round of the series.
The weekend couldn’t have started off better because during qualifying, Horgmo put in the quickest qualifying time in his group.
Horgmo got a good jump out of the gate during the first moto but he collided with another ride which meant he was down on the deck before the first corner. The 17-year-old got back on the bike and tried to work his way through the pack but another crash when he was approaching the points meant he couldn’t do any better than thirty-first in a deep EMX250 field.
Determined to put the first moto behind him, Horgmo got a much better start in the second moto and was fifth on the first lap. Unfortunately, he made a small mistake which dropped him down two positions to Tom Vialle and Martin Barr. Later on in the moto, Horgmo was locked in a fierce battle with another rookie, Brian Moreau. Moreau won the EMX125 Championship last year and the pair had many good battles in 2017. Unfortunately, Horgmo just lost out this time to the French rider by just 0.383 of a second, he crossed the line in sixth which gives him something to build on during the rest of the season.
Horgmo is happy with his speed at the moment and will hope to build on it throughout the course of the season, “I now know that the speed is there, but I just need to work on being at the front already from the start, and stay consistent”.
The CreyMert Racing Team will be in action at Oldebroek on Easter Monday as that race hosts the second round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross.
Pic: JP Acevedo