Kay de Wolf of the Beursfoon KTM team clinched the Dutch Open 85 title at Axel last weekend. For de Wolf this was the cherry on the cake because earlier in the year he also won the Dutch Masters title and finished second in the European and World Championship 85cc.
Kay started his day strong in Axel and took the pole position with an advantage of two seconds on the second place rider. Kay came to Axel with a comfortable lead in the championship but was ready to battle. He managed to win both motos and took the championship in style.
Besides Kay de Wolf it was Scott Smulders who took a podium position as well. He set the second fastest time in practice and finished in third place in both motos which gave third overall as well.
Sem Beijer did several fast laps in practice and set the eleventh fastest time. He took a good start in the opening moto but unfortunately he crashed and had to come back from last position. He gave everything he had and worked his way back up to seventeenth place. In the second moto he took his revanche and came home in tenth place.
Milan Beijer went out in the 65cc big wheels class. He set the seventh fastest time in practice and managed to finish in fifth place in the first moto. In the second moto he crossed the finish line in fourth which gave him fourth place overall as well.
Beursfoon and KTM started a team in 2015 to give talented riders the chance to race on European and Junior World Championship level. In the past few years the team had several highlights with the 65cc open title in 2015, the world title 65cc in 2017, a second position in the European and World Championship 85cc this year and seven Dutch titles with many podium positions.
All our partners are very enthusiastic about this strategy and together we can support the riders who are all between 10 and 14 years old to race on a higher level. The team give the riders the possibillity to have the chance to ride for the KTM Factory team when the results are good enough. A similar thing happend this year with one of our riders who signed a contract with the KTM factory.
The season is over now. On forehand we couldnt have hoped for more:
-Milan Beijer: 7th 65cc Big Wheels-Sem Beijer: 6th 85cc Big Wheels-Kay de Wolf: Dutch Masters en Dutch Open Champion and second in the European and World Championship 85cc-Scott Smulders: 3rd in the Dutch Open and Dutch Masters Championship 85cc
We couldnt have achieved this without the help of our partners!
Together with Scott Smulders we have decided that he will leave the team at the end of this season. Scott is one of the most talented riders of this moment and he will move up to the 125 class in 2019. We as a team hope that our support has helped him in the past two seasons to achieve his goals in the future! In the coming weeks we will announce who will replace Scott for 2019.
In the following weeks the team will start testing the new KTM 65SX of Lotte van Drunen and Sem and Milan Beijer will move up to a bigger bike and will start training to be ready in time for the new season.