After the unlucky GP of Sicily Husqvarna factory rider Mauno Hermunen was looking forward to the penultimate GP in Portimao Portugal. Finishing the Qualifying in 4th position things seemed to be good for Sunday. In the first race after a good start Hermunen followed Adrien Chareyre after the first corner. But a crash destroyed every hope to the victory in the first heat. Hermunen plowed his way through till 5th position. In race two Mauno had a bad start and was thrown back to 9th position because the two Chareyre brothers forced the field to slow down after they crashed into each other. So for Hermunen the second race ended with a 4th position. Race three even wasn’t better and Hermunen couldn’t keep the speed of the head of the field and also finished 4th. For the last GP of the Season 4 riders including Hermunen still have a chance to win the title so it will be a very exciting event.
GNCC again podium finish for Jason Thomas
The GNCC stayed last weekend in Somerset ,PA for its 11th round. Jason Thomas on his Husqvarna was able two weeks after his almost victory to finish again on the podium. Because finishing in front of championship leader Steward Baylor Jr. he was able to catch up in the rider standings. Jason Thomas was leading the race till the last lap when he crashed hard and finished third.
French Enduro Championship: Guillaume secures second title for Husqvarna Motorcycles
The last race of the French Enduro Championship took part in Le Puy en Velay-Vals. After winning the E2-class title in the last event Antoine Meo decided to start in the E1-class in which he didn’t finish in both days as he crashed and injured is leg on day one. In the E3 class nothing was decided before the race. Husqvarna’s Sebastien Guillaume was trying everything to beat Christophe Nambotin but winning on both days sadly wasn’t enough. After winning the Sunday race Guillaume and Nambotin both have had 215 points in the championship but because of more victories Nambotin won the title. On the other hand Husqvarna was able to celebrate the win of the Manufacturers Championship with over 75 points in front of Gas Gas thanks to Guillaumes strong performance.
Italian Motocross Championship 4 Podium finishes for Husqvarna riders
The 6th and final round of the Italian Motocross Championship took place last weekend in Città di Castello. The Husqvarna rider Andrea Cervellin showed again the competitiveness of his TC250 by finishing 2nd in the first and 3rd in the second race. Also Davide Bonini finished 3rd in the second race. But the highlight of the whole weekend was his victory in the first race in the 125cc-class. Bonini won the 125 class on his CR 125.
Spanish Enduro Championship: Podiums for Salminen and Oblucki
Success and defeat were this weekend very close for the Husqvarna riders after a very good Saturday with a win of Salminen in E1-class and a 2nd place finish for Bartosz Oblucki in E3-class the Sunday was a nightmare. First Salminen’s bike wouldn’t start so he was not able to score points in the championship standings and had to watch how his strongest competitor Santolino won the race and Bartosz Oblucki wasn’t able to finish better than 5th. But with 2 races remaining in the Championship nothing is decided so far.