Kay de Wolf and Scott Smulders of the Beursfoon KTM team finished on the podium at the Open Dutch Championship 85cc event at Borculo. De Wolf crashed in the first heat but won the second, and Smulders was third overall after heat finishes of second and third. Sem Beijer scored a top ten finish and Milan Beijer scored a ninth in the 65cc class.
Kay de Wolf felt himself at home on the Borculo track and posted the pole time. He holeshot the first race and built up a six second lead until he crashed. He lost the lead, but worked hard to reduce the deficit. A fierce battle raged for the lead until Kay crashed again after a brake check, which dropped him to third.
Kay took revenge in the second race with a flag to flag win, and with 3-1 finishes he was second overall.
Scott Smulders is recovering well from his shoulder injury. He qualified well, and kicked off the first race in fourth place. He claimed third spot with a daring move, and gained another spot before the flag, finishing second. Scott’s smooth rhythm abandoned him in race two, but he still managed to finish third, which was good for third overall.
Sem Beijer battled somewhat during qualifying and posted the 14th time. In the first race he did well to come back from 20th to an eventual 10th place. In the second race he used all of the stopping power of his MotoMaster brakes to avoid a fallen rider, but this meant another race from the back. He gave it his all and finished 16th.
Milan Beijer qualified 11th, and showed his mettle after a bad start in race one. He recovered to tenth. After a much better start in race two, he finished eighth, which gave him ninth overall.
Kay de Wolf and Scott Smulders will be in action at the fourth round of the European Championship qualification series at Sverepec in Slovakia next weekend.