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British Rider Brad Anderson takes EMX300 Win

The first round of the EMX300 presented by FMF Racing took place at the weekend in Teutschenthal in Germany and it was great to see British rider Brad Anderson take the overall win for the first race of the season.

MXGP released the below statement:

he circuit of Teutschenthal hosted the first EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing round of the season this weekend. Through two days of racing Brad Anderson proved he was the most prepared winning both races and taking the first red plate of the season.

In race 1 Brad Anderson good start and after a weekend ending mistake by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Yentel Martens, Anderson moved in the lead where he rode smooth and consistent winning the race by 19 seconds.

Behind Anderson was last year’s champion, GL12 Racing’s Mike Kras. Kras passed his way up to second in race 1. Race 2 had Kras 3rd on lap one and he wasted no time as he moved into the lead on the following lap. After leading 6 laps Kras was passed by Anderson but was only 0.879 seconds behind at the finish. Kras in the post race interview said: “Fitness is everything… in the beginning I could set a good pace… I’m just not a full-time rider anymore  but I’m not ashamed because Brad Anderson is really fit and really fast. Finishing so close on the last lap was a good feeling.”

The #98 Husqvarna of Erik Willems was consistent finishing 3rd and 28 seconds back of the leader in each race. Willems after the podium said, “It was good, I didn’t make any huge mistakes and I got a good start that was the goal as it’s the first race. I’m on the podium and looking forward to the next one.”

Belgian Kenny Vandueren had a stellar start in race 2 just losing out on the holeshot to Manuel Iacopi. Vandueren dropped two positions and finished 4th while Iacopi took the last spot in race 2’s top 5 after his holeshot.

The top four were the exact same in race 2 as in race 1 going Anderson, Kras, Willems, and Vandueren. The odd man out of the consistent top five was Andero Lusbo who had a strong race one but had a poor start and was 18th on lap 1 of race 2. Lusbo found a way to charge through the pack to get up to 9th, scoring him 12 championship points and when tallied with his earlier 5th he ended the weekend 5th overall.

EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 31:01.301; 2. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), +0:19.374; 3. Erik Willems (BEL, Husqvarna), +0:28.352; 4. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), +0:59.148; 5. Andero Lusbo (EST, Yamaha), +1:13.028; 6. Patrick Vos (NED, KTM), +1:21.358; 7. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:23.081; 8. Frantisek Smola (CZE, CZ), +1:36.925; 9. John Cuppen (NED, KTM), +1:44.669; 10. Mathias Plessers (BEL, KTM), +1:45.004.

EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 29:53.804; 2. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), +0:00.879; 3. Erik Willems (BEL, Husqvarna), +0:28.195; 4. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), +0:37.538; 5. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:40.439; 6. James Dunn (GBR, Yamaha), +0:44.959; 7. Christopher Valente (SUI, KTM), +0:45.661; 8. Thomas Marini (SMR, Husqvarna), +0:46.443; 9. Andero Lusbo (EST, Yamaha), +0:52.705; 10. Stefan Hage (NED, KTM), +0:57.905.

EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Overall Top Ten: 1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 50 points; 2. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), 44 p.; 3. Erik Willems (BEL, HUS), 40 p.; 4. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), 36 p.; 5. Andero Lusbo (EST, YAM), 28 p.; 6. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, YAM), 25 p.; 7. James Dunn (GBR, YAM), 22 p.; 8. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, HUS), 22 p.; 9. Thomas Marini (SMR, HUS), 21 p.; 10. Christopher Valente (SUI, KTM), 17 p.

EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Championship Top 10: 1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 50 points; 2. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), 44 p.; 3. Erik Willems (BEL, HUS), 40 p.; 4. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), 36 p.; 5. Andero Lusbo (EST, YAM), 28 p.; 6. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, YAM), 25 p.; 7. James Dunn (GBR, YAM), 22 p.; 8. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, HUS), 22 p.; 9. Thomas Marini (SMR, HUS), 21 p.; 10. Christopher Valente (SUI, KTM), 17 p.

EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 50 points; 2. Husqvarna, 40 p.; 3. Yamaha, 32 p.; 4. CZ, 13 p.

The second round of the European Championship EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing will be held during the MXGP of Russia at Orlyonok on June the 11th

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