Jeremy Van Horebeek took his second consecutive Belgian MX2 Championship today at Mont-Saint-Guibert. The Champ-KTM took both heat wins and proved by doing so that he is Belgium’s MX2 top deog. Next weekend Van Horenbeek will be part of the Belgian team for the Red Bull MX of Nations in Donington Park, UK. Van Horebeek leads his Champ-KTM team mate Joël Roelants in the final point standings of the Radson MX2 Trophy. Third is Shineray-Yamaha’s Dennis Verbruggen.
Reeks1: Jeremy Van Horebeek took the MXWorld holeshot Award but had to give the lead to Russian Bobryshev. Behind the leading duo Dennis Verbruggen sprung up a surprise aboard his two stroke Shineray-Yamaha. Stefan Everts’s protégé Hugo Basaula had a huge crash in the downhill to the finish line just when he was closing in on the leaders. Meanwhile Joël Roelants had to fight himself trough the pack to set his sights on Verbruggen. Bobryshev’s engine packed up and Van Horebeek took the heat win and his second Belgian MX2 title. Behind him Roelants overtook his fellow villager Verbruggen in the closing stages.
Reeks 2: Jeremy Van Horebeek took the lead from the early stages of heat two, whilst Champ-KTM team mate Joël Roelants lay in second. Bobryshev tried to close in on the leading duo but couldn’t. Verbruggen kept his ground despite a difference in displacement of over 100cc het ook 4th and would end 3rd in the championship.
Post race quotes Jeremy Van Horebeek (Winner – 2008 Belgian MX2 Champion): “I wasn’t prepared to put the title at stake so I didn’t push Bobryshev, who seemed a bit wild. Then he made a mistake and I took full benefit, winning the heat and taking the title in the process. I m pretty stoked with my second title but on the other hand I would have liked to be on the podium of a GP this season. It simply didn’t work out! ”
“ Joël Roelants (second – runner up): “I’m well miffed with myself. I just wasn’t up to my usual standard. I got a cold after Faenza. Thursday and Friday were spent coughing. On the other hand, I liked the track today.”
Dennis Verbruggen (third – third in the championship) : “Everything went well. I took the two stroke for fun. It enabled me to ride more relaxed. My starts weren’t good but I could work my way up. “