The Beursfoon KTM team riders scored important points in the third round if the European Championship qualification series at Dreetz in Germany.
Kay de Wolf felt himself at home on the beautiful sandy track. He posted the fastest qualifying time, smashing the circuit lap record in the process. His qualifying heat started in minor key, though, when he got caught up in a first turn pile up. He recovered from 34th to fourth after a sterling ride.
Kay slotted into third initially in the first race. After much effort, he moved into second, and although he threatened the leader, posting the fastest race lap time along the way, he just could not pass, and finished second.
Kay had another good start on his Eurol lubed KTM in race two. After two laps, he took over the lead, and held it for a long time. A small technical defect caused him problems late in the race, and caused him to crash. He had to recover from seventh place and gave it his all. He eventually finished fifth, but again posted the fastest lap time.
Kay was fourth overall for the day and is currently third in the series.
Scott Smulders had an anxious wait to see if his shoulder had recovered enough for him to participate in the event. With hard work and determination he eventually made it to the line.
Scott shot to an early lead in the qualifying race. He held the lead for 20 minutes until his shoulder forced him to slack off, but he still finished second.
A crash in race one relegated him to a catch up game, but he worked his way up to 17th for important points. After a good start in race two, he kept it steady and finished fourth. This gave him ninth overall for the day, and leaves him 13th in the standings, despite having missed a race. He will push to get into the top ten, which will ensure participation in the final.
Sem Beijer delivered one of his bullet starts in the qualifying heat, and held seventh spot for a long time. A tangle with another rider cost him some positions and he eventually finished 17th.
Sem battled off the line in race one, but battled hard to get into the points, finishing 19th. After a better start in the second race, he finished 16th, which gave him 20th overall for the day.
Milan Beijer qualified 19th in the 65cc class. After a very bad start in the first race, he had his work cut out, and he eventually passed half the field to finish 20th. After a better start in the second race he finished 15th.
The team will participate in an Open Dutch Championship event at Borculo next weekend, and the week after that they will be at the fourth round of the European Championship eliminators in Slovakia.