Updates from Europe
June 19, 2017
by Gjermund Frostad
There’s been a lot going on in both MX and off-road lately. Here is a quick recap of some of the FXR highlights from Europe.
First podium for FXR in the European Championship with Carglass Honda Racings Dylan Walsh at the Grand Prix of Russia.
Press Release from Carglass Honda Racing:
EMX 250 Russia
Carglass Honda Racing on the podium in Russia
Carglass Honda Racing’s Dylan Walsh took his Honda CRF250R to the podium in Russia with an impressive third place overall.
The New Zealander started his race weekend with seventh in race one as the conditions worsened with torrential rain which turned the hard pack track into a mud race. Unfortunately teammate Jed Beaton fell foul of the conditions and finished the opening moto in 23rd, 13 laps down.
In race two though, both riders pushed to the front, and at the flag the pair of CRF250Rs crossed the line in fourth and fifth, with Beaton leading Walsh home. In the beginning of the race both riders went to the front and they both had a little crash and they lost the contact with the first two riders. At that moment Jed was riding in 3th position and was closing the gap to the first. Jed and Dylan fought their way up to finish 4th and 5th.
The combined results of Walsh meant that he took his first podium of the season, climbing onto the third step of the box and with this result he also gave us as a team our first podium. Massive job Dylan!
Enduro Swedish Championship
LeoVegas Husqvarna rider Albin Elowsson was the winner in the Swedish enduro championship. He is ready to defend Sweden’s Junior Trophy team title at the ISDE . This year Six days event will be held in France.
Some heavy rain during the day so the FXR Breaker rain jackets were Albin’s choice for riding.
Erik Ljungberg is already Swedish champion in the E2 Junior class. Great ride Erik! Good luck on this years Swedish trophy team.
Erik on the gas.
Yamaha Johansson MPE rider Niklas Persson is number 1 in the E1 class and 3rd overall in the standings. He will represent Sweden’s Trophy Team at this years Six Days event.
Husqvarnas Emil Gustavsson on his FE 250.
Not the best day for Team Hedstøms Motor rider Oliver Nelsson. Oliver will also represent Sweden on their Trophy Team for this years Six Days race.
Amana Elvin was the winner in the woman’s class. Amanda will be representing Sweden as well on the Women’s Trophy Team at the Six Days.
Hanna Berzelius finished second in the woman’s class. She will also join Amanda on the Women’s Trophy Team for Sweden at the Six Days.
Hanna opted to wear her Cold Cross jacket during the race to keep warm.
Team Hoy Butikken.
Husqvarna’s Martin Larsson wins the E3 and holds the championship lead.
Rasmus Stenbacks on team Hoy Butikken.
Nicklas Persson winner of the E1 class.
Martin Larsson winner in the E3 class and Robert Friberg finished second.
Team LeoVegas wins the team championship. Podium shown here with team manager Thomas Gustavsson.
Swedish MX Nationals
William Andesson wins his first heat in the MX2 this weekend with 000,8 seconds.
See you at the races!