After clinching the world title 65cc with Ivano van Erp in 2017, the Beursfoon KTM team finished runner up with Kay de Wolf in the world championship 85cc in Horsham, Australia last weekend. After a poor start in the first moto, de Wolf fought his way back to second position. In the second moto he made a crash in the beginning of the race and had to come back from far. He gave everything he had and charged all the way back to sixth, which gave him second overall.
The track in Horsham was flat and fast on Saturday. Due to this the differences between the riders were small. Kay posted several fast lap times in time practice and ended the session in third which gave him confidence for the race on Sunday.
The organisation had watered the track overnight and due to this there were a lot more ruts in the races on Sunday. When the gate dropped in the opening moto, Kay didnt took a good start and had to come back through the field. He passed one rider after another and finally finished the race in second place.
The second moto started with bad luck for the Dutchman because a crash gave him a lot of work to do. He gave everything he had to come back as far as possible and fought himself al the way back to sixth position, which gave him second overall. We couldnt achieve this result with all the support of our partners.
The Beursfoon KTM team will now focus themselves on the final Dutch Championship rounds. Kay is leading the championship, Scott Smulders sits in third and Sem Beijer is in sixth position in the standings.
Overall World Championship 85cc Australia:1 Caden Braswell 45 Pnt2 Kay de Wolf 37 Pnt3 Kay Karssemakers 36 Pnt4 Dave Kooiker 35 Pnt5 Camden McLellan 34 Pnt