Ups and downs for JM Racing Honda in MXGP of Trentino

JM Honda Racing has had ups and downs during the fourth round of the world championship in Trentino. Tim Edberg managed to take two points in the MXGP class. In the MX2 class, Hakon Osterhagen finished twentieth and unfortunately Delvintor Alfarizi didn’t score points. Max Werner competed in the EMX250 class. Everything looked promising until he crashed hard in the first moto. Werner came back for the second moto and managed to finish thirteenth on character.

A week after the Grand Prix in Sardinia, the MXGP of Trentino was held in Pietramurata last weekend. Another race in Italy and after last week’s sand track it was now a hard track.

Tim Edberg had a good feeling after the warm-up on Sunday morning and was ready for the first moto. After a good start, Tim started the race in the top five and rode a high pace. After a few laps, he dropped back to a place just inside the top 15. Unfortunately, a crash threw a spanner in the works, leaving him with a 22nd place just outside the points. In the second moto the start was less and he started the race around tenth place. In the beginning, Edberg was able to keep up well until he got tired and had to slow down a bit. This in itself is not surprising because Edberg has only just entered the MXGP class and has to grow every race. He fought until the finish flag and managed to take two points with a nineteenth place.

In the MX2 class, Hakon Osterhagen had mixed feelings after a weekend where he alternated speed and crashes. In the first moto, the Norwegian was constantly just outside the top twenty, after which he managed to make up some places in the final phase and crossed the finish line in seventeenth place. In the second moto the race went the other way around and Osterhagen had to settle for 26th place after a mistake in the final stages.

Delvintor Alfarizi was pleased with his riding in front of all the Italian fans. Unfortunately, he was not able to convert the good feeling on the bike into World Championship points. With a 27th place in the first and a 24th place in the second moto, Delvintor finished 26th in the day’s results.

Maximilian Werner got off to a good start in the first moto and rode a good moto until he crashed heavily on the triple jump and had to leave the race dizzy. On Sunday, after the sighting lap, the German decided to start in the second moto and managed to fight his way to a thirteenth place. “I didn’t knew if I could ride on Sunday morning, because I couldn’t see the lines clearly. Still, I decided to start and that’s why I’m very happy with my thirteenth place. Now I’m resting and recovering from my concussion.”

The next round of the world championship will be held on the weekend of the 5th of May when the MXGP of Portugal will be held in Agueda.