Once again the Ottobiano track in Lombardia, Italy was a real test for both riders and machines as the combination of scorching temperatures and sandy terrain meant that even finishing the races was a real struggle. However for Team Assomotor’s Mathys Boisrame, the conditions didn’t seem to be too much of a problem as the CRF250R rider extended his lead at the top of the EMX250 championship.
Unfortunately the CRF250R win-streak in the EMX250 class came to an end this weekend but Mathys Boisrame was still able to increase his points lead at the top of the class to 19 points, almost one full moto ahead of his nearest rival. His two-nine moto finishes weren’t quite enough to see him land on the podium but with just four rounds left of the series, he is in a very strong position as the championship now has a small break.
While Boisrame finished second in race one, Carglass Honda’s Steven Clarke was able to replicate that result in race two, reeling off a great holeshot in the process. This finish helped him move to within 13 points of third place in the series and closes the gap at the top of the manufacturer’s championship to just one point.
The next race in the EMX250 class is Lommel, Belgium in the first weekend of August.