The hilly St Jean D’Angely track had a real mix of weather over the course of the weekend, but that couldn’t stop a determined Mathys Boisrame from winning his third overall of the EMX250 championship and taking hold of the series’ red plate. After he won his fourth race of the year on board his Team Assomotor CRF250R, he fought through the mud to take the overall and now leads the series by 13 points.
For Mathys Boisrame it was all smiles as not only did the French rider win the overall with one-four race results, he also took the lead of the EMX250 championship and the red plate that goes along with it. After getting a great start and checking out for a commanding win in race one on a hard-pack St Jean D’Angely track, he came though the field to finish fourth in pretty muddy conditions in race two, which was good enough to take the overall. It was also good enough to take the red plate by 13 points as the championship moves past the halfway point. Mathys has been in an impressive run of form since the first round, and is now a worthy leader of this prestigious championship and will look to continue this run at the sandy Ottobiano track next weekend.
Steven Clarke also looked fast all weekend, but was one of a number of riders caught up in first lap crashes. This meant he could only get up to 16th in race one, but the British rider showed his real potential by battling for the lead in the second moto, ending up with his third top two finish in four races. He is also closing up on third place in championship series with plenty of races still to go.
After two hot weekends in a row, the next round for this series is at the Italian sand track of Ottobiano where brutal temperatures greeted the riders last year around. With more of the same forecast next weekend, this season of the European 250 motocross championship is really testing both man and machine.