The last round of the Open Dutch 85cc Championship series before the summer break took place on the uncharacteristically hard track of Lelystad. The Beursfoon KTM riders al gave a good account of themselves at the event.
Kay de Wolf qualified third after a yellow flag situation during qualifying robbed him of a number of potential fast laps. He was not fazed, though, and shot into the immediate lead in race one, galloping to victory.
Kay started fourth in race two, and soon took over third spot. A fierce battle ensued for second spot, but after Kay prevailed, he went on the hunt for the leader. He moved to the front in the closing stages, ensuring the race – and overall victories. Kay has thus also further extended his championship lead.
Scott Smulders made the most of the reduced qualifying session and grabbed pole position. He fluffed the first start somewhat, and slotted into fifth. In his effort to move forward, he crashed and dropped to 12th. He gave it his all to eventually finish sixth.
Scott started better in the second race, and after holding his own, finished fourth. This earned him fifth overall for the day.
Sem Beijer qualified sixth after a good session. He started off in the top ten in race one, but retired soon afterwards with a small mechanical problem. A start in 15th spot in race two gave him some work to do and he eventually finished 12th.
Raff de Wolf made a welcome return to racing after a scary injury. He had not had much time to train, but still qualified 8th. He rode two strong heats to finish fourth and seventh respectively.
Milan Beijer was in action in the 65cc class. He qualified tenth. In race one he finished 10th and crossed the finish line in 11th in the second race.
The team has a busy few weeks ahead. The last elimination race for the European Championships is next on the calendar, then they head for the final round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross, and then the big one, the European Championship final at Loket in the Czech Republic.