PR- The Kemea Yamaha Team wasn’t really lucky in the European opening race in Riola Sardo, Italy. During the time training, however, the Kemea riders were all in the top 10 (Ben Watson on three, Vsevolod Brylyakov on six and Jago Geerts on eight). But in the MX2-race things went wrong. The Kemea-riders suffered crashes (Brylyakov), arm pump (Geerts) and a technical problem (Watson).

Ben Watson was on his way to a decent result in the MX2 race. Three laps from the end the Brit was still riding in fourth position. But he had to go to the side due to a technical problem. Double bad luck, because of that he was not allowed to race the Elite-race in which the best MX1 and MX2-riders competed against each other.

The Kemea Team remains in Sardinia for a few days of training/testing and for the official photoshoot. Next weekend, the Kemea-boys will travel to Great Britain for the international race in Hawkstone Park.

Results
MX2-race
1. Lawrence Hunter
2. Pauls Jonass +11.322
3. Calvin Vlaanderen Calvin +17.282

14. JAGO GEERTS (Bel/Yam), +1:46.946
20. VSEVOLOD BRYLYAKOV (Rus/Yam) +1 lap
BEN WATSON (GBr/Yam) DNF

Elite-race (MX1+MX2)
1. Antonio Cairoli
2. Max Anstie +3.181
3. Romain Febvre +22.318

14. VSEVOLOD BRYLYAKOV (Rus/Yam) +1 lap
JAGO GEERTS (Bel/Yam) DNF
BEN WATSON (GBr/Yam) DNS (niet geplaatst voor elite-race)

Marnicq Bervoets
Team manager

“Ben Watson was riding pretty strong in the MX2-race. Unfortunately he was stopped by a technical problem (clutch). we are still testing parts and then something can go wrong. It’s better to have a DNF now than during the Grand Prix-season. It was positive that Ben was able to compete in the front all the time. Vsevolod Brylyakov was not yet able to do that. Not a surprise, as it was only his first race since May last year. He is still lacking race-rhythm. He was also a bit nervous, as he crashed two times in the MX2-race. The youngest of the team, Jago Geerts, started strong in the MX2. He battled for seventh place for a long time, but then suffered from arm pump and was forced to slow down. Conclusion: there were certainly some postive signs, but clearly there still has a lot of work to be done.”

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