The sixth round of the EMX250 Championship has concluded here in Mantova, for the round of Città di Mantova, that saw Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii’s Mattia Guadagnini make the perfect comeback to take the overall win on home soil.
In the opening race of the day, it was Thibault Benistant of Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing, Tom Guyon from Team VRT Nordpesca Holland and Guadagnini
In a virtual replay of yesterday's race, Briton Josh Gilbert got a mediocre start, crashed on the opening lap then staged a stunning ride past lots of slower riders on his way to a top ten overall finish in the EMX250 race at the British GP.
Gilbert picks himself up
Riders have reacted strongly to the announcement the EMX250 series will be limited to riders under age 23 next year. The EMX300 class will also be altered to have a maximum bike size of 250cc and be called EMX 2T, and there will remain no age limit to give riders
Brit Steven Clarke ended on the podium in the EMX250 class at the Swiss GP but Mel Pocock lost ground in the title race to Matthys Boisrame who took the overall win.
In EMX250 the race was first led by the round 1 winner in RedSand, Spain, BUD Racing Monster Energy’s Pierre
Revo Husqvarna's Mel Pocock took the overall win in the EMX250 races at Lommel to move within two points of championship leader Mathys Boisrame. And Pocock's team-mate MArtin Barr was sixth overall as he holds a strong third in the series.
EMX250’s Saturday race was the final event of the day on
Title hopefuls and Revo Husqvarna team-mates Martin Barr and Mel Pocock lost ground to EMX250 championship leader Mathys Boisrame in the sandy Ottobiano opening race despite both Brits putting in strong rides.
Pocock, who started the race second in the series 13 points behind the Frenchman, set the fastest lap of
Briton Steven Clarke took a strong second place to Frenchman Pierre Goupillion in the muddy EMX250 second moto at St. Jean d'Angeley on Sunday with Brian Moreau third.
Overnight rain changed the circuit into a sketchy rut fest as many of the riders got stuck.
The mud turned the race into a
Ulsterman Martin Barr lost the lead of the EMX250 championship after a crash in the opener saw him stuck in a fence in a crash that also took down last week's race winner Steven Clarke, then Barr was forced to ride from the back of the pack to an eventual
Britons Martin Barr and Steven Clarke were the stars of the EMX250 races in Russia as Clarke won a moto and took second overall, but Barr ended the day leading the series. It wasn't so good for Barr's team-mate Mel Pocock who started the event as series leader but was
Mel Pocock stormed into an eight-point EMX250 series lead with second overall at round two of the European championship at Agueda in Portugal.
His team-mate Martin Barr, who’s still carrying ligament damage in his right hand, also put in two brave rides to end the weekend in sixth and maintain his