Hormgo and Braceras improve after a tough start at Oldebroek!
The second round of the Dutch Masters of Motocrosss took place at Oldebroek on Easter Monday and things could have went better for the CreyMert KTM team. However, after a tough start to the day with neither rider scoring points in the first moto, they were able to bounce back to finish the day on a high. Jago Geerts and Raf Meuwissen took the wins in the MX2 and 125cc classes respectively.
With almost sixty 125cc riders attempting to qualify for the second round of the series, David Braceras put down the twelfth quickest lap time which was a solid lap.
However, the start of the first moto didn’t go well as the young Spaniard was buried down the order on the first lap. He put on a charge through the pack and fought his way into twentieth to secure one point for the championship.
The start of the second moto was similar to the first moto as Braceras was outside the top thirty on lap one. He showed very good pace at the start of the moto as after just four laps he worked his way into fifteenth position. Braceras ended up twelfth which was a great recovery ride after a bad start and he ran some very good lap times so he will hope for more rides like that but hopefully he can break into the top ten soon.
There’s always a stacked entry for the Dutch Masters in the MX2 class and with plenty of GP riders but Horgmo showed good pace in qualifying to put in the sixth quickest lap time and was quicker that some top GP riders.
In the first moto, Horgmo got a good jump out of the gate and was fighting for the holeshot but unfortunately just lost the front and ended up on the deck. Horgmo was lucky not to be hit with forty riders coming behind him but that was the end of the first moto for the Norwegian.
Horgmo didn’t have the best of starts in the second moto as he was sitting in fifteenth on the first lap but he showed some good pace and fault his way back to tenth by the end of the moto but admits he didn’t feel so good on the bike after his crash in moto one. Nonetheless it’s good progress for the CreyMert KTM rider.
Horgmo: I’m getting stronger every time I’m knocked down, so in the end I will come blasting back.
Braceras: I really wanted to do the race in Oldebroek, this past week I trained very hard with Joel and I knew I could do it well. I have been during the race practicing everything he has taught me and the good work is already being seen. I have achieved the ninth fastest time of the race and I am very happy about this. I would have liked to finish higher in the classification but I couldn’t. In the times of qualifying to qualify, there was a lot of traffic and I could not make a good lap that would assure me a good place on the grid. In the race laps I couldn’t go well because of several riders who fell in front of me and I had to come back in both of them. Still, I feel better and better in the Dutch series.
Braceras heads to the MXGP of Trentino for the EMX125 series taking place this weekend while Horgmo will be back in action the week later in Portugal for round two of the EMX250 series. The next round of the Dutch Masters takes place on the 6th of May but Braceras won’t be in action due to a race in Spain.
Pic: Niek Kamper