Video: Everts v Geerts – Liam’s best GP ride?

He didn’t win but Liam Everts ride in the second moto might have been his best moto performance of his career. The Belgian was on another level of speed and belief, coming within three laps of winning race one until Coenen got him then a roller-coaster moto two saw Everts give all he had to take second.

Everts didn’t have the best start, gating around seventh but worked hi way into fourth before tipping over and dropping back to sixth, he then had to do all the hard work again and passed the guys he already passed to get back to fourth then kept the charge going all the way to Benistant, who’s now only five points out of the championship lead, and then Geerts to take second in the moto and second overall.

This was hard fought and Everts passed title contenders in a way he hasn’t done so before – with authority and belief. He is tied on points with Geerts and 58 off the championship lead and, with the inconsistency of the top three, Everts is in the title fight!

Everts said: “Saturday was quite OK for P3. My riding was good all weekend and we were competitive. I led the first moto but Lucas rode smart and got me with two laps to go. In race two my start was OK but my little teammate has less weight and got the holeshot! I fought back from P10 up to 3rd, had a tip-over and had to do it again from 6th. It cost me some energy. I gave everything I had. The last few laps were done purely with character! 2nd overall and I’m happy to walk away safe and with another podium.