The second day of EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing wrapped up at the weekend at the Uddevalla circuit in Sweden where BUD Racing Monster Energy’s Brian Strubhart Moreau claimed the overall to top off his 2017 championship.
Moreau came into the weekend with the championship lead and the deciding moment came in Race 1 when his nearest competitor, Gianluca Facchetti, crashed out of the race on the exit of the first corner.
Moreau at the start of the race was 2nd behind Creymert Racing’s Kevin Horgmo who made a mistake on lap 2. After the mistake Horgmo lost the lead to Moreau who led the remaining 12 laps.
Matteo Puccinelli battled early in the race with Team VHR’s Scotty Verhaeghe but the #100 of Verhaeghe wouldn’t hold the position eventually losing the spot to both Andrea Zanotti and Mikkel Haarup. At the race one finish it was Moreau, Horgmo, Puccinelli, Zanotti, and Haarup taking the top five.
On Sunday’s Race 2 Gianlucca Facchetti was back at the line after his Saturday crash and started in the lead but would battle with Isak Gifting. Kevin Horgmo was off to another good start in third while the newly crowned champion Moreau started in 9th.
Horgmo worked his way from third to the lead by lap 7 but Haarup and Moreau were the two riders on the move. Haarup who started in 7th ran second behind Hormgo for 4 laps before overtaking the Norwegian with three laps to go. Brian Moreau also passed Horgmo on the same lap to move to second.
Haarup won race 2 ahead of Moreau, Horgmo, Facchetti, and Kini KTM Junior Racing’s Rene Hofer. Moreau’s 1-2 took the overall while Horgmo beat out Haarup for second by one championship point.
The final championship standings where of course led by Brian Moreau and followed by Mikkel Haarupand Gianlucca Facchetti.