Kay de Wolf of the Beursfoon KTM team won both heats of the 85cc class at the second round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross at Harfsen. With strong rides in both races, he went home with the maximum possible points haul. Scott Smulders rode well to finish fifth overall, and Sem Beijer finished 26th. On Saturday, Ivano van Erp finished second in the 85cc small wheels class.
The HAMAC club at Harfsen exerted all efforts to ensure a successful run of the Dutch Masters of Motocross, and they succeeded with brio, with a perfectly-prepared track and hordes of spectators highlighting the day.
Kay de Wolf immediately showed his intent during qualifying. He posted the second fastest time on his Hannamax KTM. This gave him confidence as he went into the first race, and he demonstrated this by grabbing the holeshot. After a few laps, he had carved out a comfortable gap, and with his Fox clothing still spotlessly clean, he won by 19 seconds.
The second race was a virtual carbon copy of the first. Kay grabbed another holeshot, and again it was a one-man show, this time with a victory margin of some 13 seconds. Kay now leads the championship with 11 points.
Scott Smulders also acquitted himself well during qualifying, and posted the fifth-quickest time. A decent start in the first race slotted him into 8th spot. He worked his way up to fourth, but a mistake near the end of the race cost him a position.
Another good start in race two bolted the Eurol-lubricated machine into third spot. He moved up to second, and was involved in titanic battles with four other riders. Scott managed to finish fourth, which yielded him fifth for the day, and which also denotes his championship standing.
Sem Beijer has had a troubled season thus far with a viral infection. His performances have shown a rising trend, though, and he qualified 20th for the race, one of his best performances. In the first race, he forced his way into fifth early on, but some nervousness took hold and the mistakes dropped him to 25th. In the second race, he slotted into the points scoring positions early on, and finished 20th, again underlining his progress.
On Saturday Ivano van Erp flew the team flag at the third round of the Open Dutch Championships in the 85cc small wheels class. He immediately piloted his Beursfoon KTM to second in the qualifying session. He didn’t feel quite right on the bike yet, and Tonnie of Reiger Suspension was on hand to make some expert adjustments.
Ivano got a bullet start in race one, and built up a lead of nine seconds. A crash dropped him down to sixth, but he fought his way back to fourth. A new Prox clutch was fitted to his bike between races, and a clean Twin Air filter ensured that the machine would breathe properly. Ivano launched his bike into second off the start, and this time he kept his concentration, and maintained second spot to the flag.
The Beursfoon KTM team is in full preparation for the second round of the European championships, which will take place in Kolding, Denmark, next weekend.