Round eleven of the World Motocross championship headed to Loket in the Czech Republic.
Team Fork-Rent Suzuki riders Jason Dougan and Jake Nicholls braved the damp conditions in two hard fought MX2 races.
Jake put in a storming effort in the first qualifying race to finish in eleventh but Jason suffered bad luck in the same moto and had to fight it out in the last chance qualifying session to secure his start gate position for Sunday’s main event.
Race one saw Jason and Jake both suffer indifferent starts but they battled through the field to finish just outside the top twenty.
In race two Jason faired the best out of the two Suzuki stars and found himself battling with Monni, Schiffer and Pourcel for tenth place.
Mid race the weather deteriorated to rain which made the conditions tricky and Jason finally crossed the line in fourteenth.
Unfortunately Jake found himself in twenty eighth on lap one but put in consistent strong laps to finish just outside a points finish in twenty second.
Team Manager - Mark Chamberlain
“It’s been a hard weekend as the conditions were tough in Loket.
Both Jason and Jake came through it well, especially the second race as they rode good.
We now head to Belgium for the famous circuit of Namur for this coming weekend’s GP, Jake has never ridden there so it will be a real eye opener for him – it should be a great weekend and the whole team are looking forward to it.”
Team schedule –
Grand Prix of Namur - 4th/5th August
Maxxis British Championship Brampton, Cumbria - 13th August
Grand Prix of Ireland Moneyglass - 18th/19th August
Grand Prix of Great Britain Donnington Park - 25th/26th August
For more information on the team including rider profiles and images - please visit www.forkrentsuzuki.com.