Kay de Wolf of the Beursfoon KTM team won the Open Dutch Championship 85cc event at Harfsen. He was second in the first race after a tough tussle, but holeshot in the second race and raced to victory.
There was some drama for the team at the event, as team member Raff de Wolf was struck by a bike next to the track, and had to be taken to hospital with what seemed to be serious injuries. All team members were standing close to each other at that stage, and it was a big shock to them. Fortunately Raff has been discharged from hospital and everyone wishes him a quick recovery. Scott Smulders missed the event to give his shoulder extra time to heal so that he is in the best possible form for the next round of the European Championship eliminators next weekend in Germany. On a still quick track, Kay qualified third and Sem eighth. Kay had a good start in race one, and despite nagging worries about his injured brother, he produced some riding spectacle as he tussled for the win. He was just relegated to second, but kept his chances of an overall victory open. Sem had an uncharacteristically bad start, and recovered from 18th to 10th.
Reiger Suspension did some work between races to ensure optimum comfort for the riders. Kay had in the meantime heard that his brother was fine, and he set his every fibre in to win. After a holeshot, there was no more doubt, and he won clearly. Sem Beijer started in the top ten and finished seventh. Kay won overall honours for the day and Sem finished a strong seventh. The team will participate in the third round of the European Championship qualification series next weekend at Dreetz in Germany.