Phenomenal double victory in Germany for Fueri and Valk in the EMX125
MXGP Round 11
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP EMX125 Round 6
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP EMX250 Round 6
The German track of Teutschenthal hosted the third consecutive round of the Championship and the Fantic Factory Team Maddii did not miss it. After riding on the muddy track of Erneè, this time conditions were different and the dust affected riders’ visibility since the first day of practice.
Cas Valk and Alexis Fueri were the stars of the 125cc qualifying session, being the fastest of their group with the first and third time.
At the start of the first moto the two riders managed by Marco Maddii could not perform as they had wished and after the first lap Alexis was fourth followed by Cas in fifth position. The young French rider increased his race pace in the following laps and ended the race with a solid second spot thanks to a smart strategy. Cas Valk struggled a bit and classified fourth.
The two riders of the Fantic Factory Team Maddii stunned the crowd in the second moto, where they pulled away at the start with their Fantic XX 125 machineries and moved to the head of the pack. Alexis Fueri led the way followed by teammate Cas Valk and thanks to their speed there was nobody else behind them. Fueri reached the checkered flag in first and won the race followed by Valk.
Alexis Fueri was crowned winner of the German GP and moved back to the second position in the Championship standings. Cas Valk stood on the second step of the podium and is still holding the red plate in the Championship standings where he also increased his advantage.
In the EMX250 Cornelius Tondel got to the track despite being still debilitated after the efforts made in the previous races. Furthermore, the track of Teutschenthal and its hard pack ground were not so suitable for the riding style of the Fantic riders.
Tondel and Osterhagen tried their best in the qualifying but could only reach the ninth and 14th time respectively.
In the first moto Tondel tried to defend himself from rivals and avoided losing points in the standings. At the end of the race he classified seventh. Osterhagen did not start from one of the best positions available and this affected his performance, in fact he ended up 12th.
The second moto was hard for both Tondel and Osterhagen, who never found the right feeling with the German track and were also affected by a few mistakes. Cornelius classified seventh and Hakon was ninth.
After the great performance registered at the French GP, Nicholas Lapucci was not in great shape for the GP of Germany. Unfortunately the rider was affected by a flu which also prevented him from training during the week.
Nicholas was 21st in the qualifying, while he was forced to abandon the race during the first moto in order to avoid pointless crashes.
Flu affected Nicholas’ performances and prevented him from disputing the GP.
Marco Maddii: “It was an amazing weekend for the riders of the 125cc. Fueri took back the second spot in the standings thanks to the GP victory and Valk, with the second place, is still keeping the first place with a margin of 27 points. The EMX250 riders faced a tough race and despite Cornelius lost points he is still battling it out for the title. Physical problems affected Nicholas so he missed the GP, but he’ll be ready to take part in the race of the Italian Championship scheduled in Arco di Trento”.
Alexis Fueri: “I always try to do my best and reach the best result I can and here in Germany I took the victory. In race2 I pushed myself to the limit in order to take advantage and I made it. I’m very happy. I’ll try to keep it up”.
Classifica di giornata classe 125:
1) Alexis Fueri #717 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii
2) Cas VALK #172 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii
3) Ferrucci Zanchi #73 - Yamaha
Classifica di Campionato classe 125:
1) Cas VALK #172 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii
2) Alexis Fueri #717 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii
3) Karlis Albert Resulis #47 - Yamaha
Classifica di giornata classe EMX250:
1) Erik Elzinga #44 - Yamaha
2) Maxime Grau #20 - Husqvarna
3) Andrea Bonaccorsi #35 - Yamaha
8) Cornelius TONDEL #302 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii
10) Hakon OSTERHAGEN #312 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii
Classifica di Campionato classe EMX250:
1) Erik Elzinga #44 - Yamaha
2) Cornelius TONDEL #302 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii
2) Andrea Bonacorsi #35 - Yamaha
6) Hakon OSTERHAGEN #312 - Fantic Factory Team Maddii