Lucas Coenen of Jumbo Husqvarna BT Racing goes 1-1 in the EMX250 race in Lommel.

In the first moto it was exciting until the checkered flag but in the second moto Coenen dominated from start to finish and won with a big lead. Sacha crossed the finish line fifth in the first moto but suffered a setback in the second moto when he crashed riding in the top five and was unable to continue.

This was their home GP for the Coenen brothers and they were therefore eager to come out strong. Both riders were in the first group of qualifying and managed to set good times. Lucas came in third and Sacha finished the session in fifth.

When the gate dropped in the first moto, it was Sacha who got off to a really good start and started the race as the leader. In the initial phase he dropped a few places but then he got into the right rhythm and managed to cross the finish line in a decent fifth place. Lucas started outside the top five but immediately had a good rhythm and started to gain places. On the sixth lap he entered the top three and attacked the two leaders. He managed to take the lead but had to keep the pace tight until the checkered flag. He was under pressure all through the moto but kept a cool head and won the moto.

At the start of the second moto, the Coenen brothers came out of the starting corner first and second. They had a good start but unfortunately Sacha crashed in the top five and couldn’t start the engine after that. This marked the end of the race for him. Lucas had a very fast pace and with each lap he walked further away from his pursuers. In the heat, he managed to hold out and won the moto more than half a minute ahead of Rick Elzinga.


Photocredits – Huub Munsters
Author – Arno van den Brink | Motocrossplanet