Updates from Europe

April 2, 2019

by Gjermund Frostad

HOLLAND

EVENT: MXGP of The Netherlands
PLACE: Valkenswaard, Holland
DATE: March 31, 2019

This weekend was the annual MXGP of The Netherlands held in Valkenswaard, Holland and FXR had 4 riders representing. Freek Van Der Vlist who rides the MX2 class and is a native of Holland, Norwegian rider Håkon Østerhagen in the EMX125 class, Shana Van Der Vlist in the WMX class from Holland, German WMX rider Anne Borchers and Swedish WMX rider Ida Djärf . Shana would take the best result with a 5th place overall in the Womens World championship. The 14 year old Håkon Østerhagen did a great job qualifying in the EMX 125 considering 100 riders were permitted to enter. This class is huge in Europe now and super tough to qualify.

Freek Van Der Vlist
Håkon Østerhagen
Shana Van Der Vlist | Photo by fvdphotography 
Anne  Borchers | Photo by fvdphotography 
Ida Djärf  | Photo by fvdphotography 

GREAT BRITAIN

EVENT: ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship
PLACE:  Bicton Farm, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, England
DATE: March 30, 2019

Alex Walton finished 1st in E1 class and P4 overall. | Photo by Vision Off Road Media

Charlie Chater took 1st in E1 2T and 2nd overall in Expert. | Photo by Vision Off Road Media
Charlie Evans took 2nd in his class. | Photo by Vision Off Road Media