Maximilian Werner seventh in EMX250 Latvia

In the sixth race of the EMX250 Championship in Kegums, Latvia, Maximilian Werner of the JM Racing Honda team finished seventh.

Kegums has been the circuit where the Latvian Grand Prix has been held for the last fifteen years. The heats of the EMX250 class were completed under perfect conditions, while the MX2 class had to deal with rain showers here and there.

In the MX2 class, Delvintor Alvarizi had a difficult start to his weekend, the practice sessions did not go as planned, but fortunately he managed to find a better pace in the qualifying heat. He eventually finished 23rd. In the first heat on Sunday, Delvintor got a good start after which he finished the first lap in twenty-first place. He then lost a few places during the heat because he couldn’t get into his rhythm and had to settle for twenty-fifth place. In the second moto he had a good start after which he managed to make up a few places in the first lap, but unfortunately he was thrown from his bike in the second lap and hit the ground hard. Alvarizi tried to continue riding, but unfortunately this turned out not to be possible due to the pain.

In the EMX250, Werner had a reasonable start in the first moto. He came out of the first lap in ninth place, but because he had difficulty concentrating he lost a few places in the early stages. Fortunately, he was able to recover afterwards and came back to the front with a good pace, eventually crossing the finish line in ninth place.

During the night from Saturday to Sunday, Maximilian suffered a setback because his bag with cross gear was stolen. This bag contained his knee braces and other gear. Fortunately, he was able to borrow braces from another rider and he stood behind the starting gate with mixed feelings. Once the gate fell, he rode a solid race in which he again finished ninth. “All in all, quite a good weekend in terms of riding, we were able to make another step in the right direction and I am happy with that,” said Werner.

This weekend the MX2 World Championship will continue in Maggiora, Italy. The EMX250 Championship will be continued at July 27 and 28 in Lommel, Belgium.