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.

Mathys Boisrame

Mathys Boisrame 172

A good weekend for the championship, I am happy for the result this weekend at Ottobiano. It was a good first race, with a good start and good feeling and that enabled me to finish in second place. The second race was difficult because of the pressure from my title rivals but overall I am glad to have increased my lead by six points at the top of the EMX250 class. There is now a bit of a break before Lommel but I will do some more sand training and hope to continue my good form!

Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

Yet again we’ve seen great success in the EMX250 class with a second place in both races from two different riders. This helped give Mathys Boisrame fourth overall and Steven Clarke eighth overall in what were a pair of strong showings. For Boisrame, it was a very positive weekend as he extended his lead in the EMX250 championship out now to 19 points on the second placed rider. Steven Clarke also closed the gap to the third placed rider to just 13 points and we now stand a real chance of having two Honda CRF250R’s in the top three positions. This is reflected in the manufacturer’s standings where Honda lies just one point off the lead. It was also good to see Clarke holeshot from 24th gate pick the second moto as further confirmation of just how well the bike is performing in race conditions and backing up the CRF250R moto of ‘Absolute Holeshot’. I’m really looking forward to the next round in Lommel where we should continue this excellent run of form.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Lombardia

Ottobiano, Italy

EMX250 2018, Round 7

Sunny / 28
Sunday 17 Jun 2018, 11:01 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 28°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 25 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki 29:49.846
2 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 22 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +6.788
3 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 20 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +20.621
4 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 18 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +23.739
5 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 16 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +26.354
6 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 15 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +27.677
7 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 14 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +38.322
8 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 13 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +42.013
9 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 12 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +44.148
10 Josh Spinks 180 GBR 11 Privateer KTM +46.862
11 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 10 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +49.814
12 Martin Barr 50 GBR 9 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +50.904
13 Cyril Genot 105 BEL 8 Privateer KTM +53.241
14 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 7 Creymert Racing KTM +58.300
15 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA 6 Martin Racing Junior Team Honda +59.021
16 Nicholas Lapucci 211 ITA 5 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +1:10.062
17 Yuri Quarti 37 ITA 4 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +1:13.716
18 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 3 Privateer KTM +1:16.091
19 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 2 Privateer KTM +1:16.923
20 Todd Kellett 98 GBR 1 Privateer Husqvarna +1:21.117
Sunny / 30
Saturday 16 Jun 2018, 16:55 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 25 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna 30:24.695
2 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 22 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1.662
3 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 20 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +2.250
4 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 18 Creymert Racing KTM +3.290
5 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 16 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +7.182
6 Martin Barr 50 GBR 15 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +7.507
7 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 14 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +19.055
8 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 13 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +22.737
9 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 12 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +25.141
10 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 11 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +25.426
11 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 10 Privateer Husqvarna +37.411
12 Glen Meier 472 DEN 9 KTM Kosak Racing KTM +43.191
13 Todd Kellett 98 GBR 8 Privateer Husqvarna +46.709
14 Josh Spinks 180 GBR 7 Privateer KTM +51.098
15 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 6 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +51.607
16 Jeremy Sydow 104 GER 5 Privateer KTM +53.848
17 Mattia Guadagnini 107 ITA 4 Privateer Husqvarna +56.234
18 Marcel Conijn 32 NDL 3 Privateer Kawasaki +58.087
19 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA 2 Martin Racing Junior Team Honda +59.232
20 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 1 Privateer KTM +1:04.852
21 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 0 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +1:06.096
22 Cyril Genot 105 BEL 0 Privateer KTM +1:06.534
23 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 0 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:06.957
Rider Standings
Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 228 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
2 Mel POCOCK 119 GBR 209 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
3 Martin BARR 50 GBR 196 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
4 Steven CLARKE 511 GBR 183 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
5 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 180 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
6 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 158 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
7 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 155 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
8 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 142 Privateer Husqvarna
9 Tom VIALLE 128 FRA 136 Privateer KTM
10 Pierre GOUPILLON 720 FRA 132 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
11 Kevin HORGMO 24 NOR 112 Creymert Racing KTM
12 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 103 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
13 Karlis SABULIS 16 LAT 99 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
14 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 85 Privateer Yamaha
15 James DUNN 2 GBR 80 GL12 Racing KTM
16 Josh SPINKS 180 GBR 79 Privateer KTM
17 Karel KUTSAR 132 EST 77 Privateer KTM
18 Jett LAWRENCE 49 AUS 77 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
19 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 76 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
20 Gianluca FACCHETTI 22 ITA 65 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
21 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 57 Privateer KTM
22 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 50 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
23 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 43 Privateer KTM
24 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 41 Privateer KTM
25 Tomass SILEIKA 637 LAT 35 Privateer KTM
26 Caleb GROTHUES 41 AUS 34 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
27 Todd KELLETT 98 GBR 27 Privateer Husqvarna
28 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 25 Privateer KTM
29 Glen MEIER 472 DEN 22 KTM Kosak Racing KTM
30 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 18 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
31 Valentin TEILLET 737 FRA 18 Privateer KTM
32 Bastian BOEGH DAMM 403 DEN 17 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
33 Michael KRATZER 8 AUT 17 STC Racing Kawasaki
34 Dan HOUZET 18 FRA 17 Privateer KTM
35 Lewis TOMBS 66 GBR 14 Privateer Honda
36 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 12 Privateer Husqvarna
37 Simeo UBACH 124 SPA 11 Privateer KTM
38 Yuri QUARTI 37 ITA 9 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
39 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 8 Martin Racing Junior Team Honda
40 Marcel CONIJN 32 NDL 7 Privateer Kawasaki
41 Liam KNIGHT 134 GBR 7 Privateer KTM
42 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 6 LRT KTM KTM
43 Erik WILLEMS 989 BEL 6 Privateer Husqvarna
44 Adrien MALAVAL 51 FRA 5 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
45 Paolo LUGANA 350 ITA 4 Ceres 71 Yamaha
46 Mattia GUADAGNINI 107 ITA 4 Privateer Husqvarna
47 Jimmy CLOCHET 520 FRA 3 Wildcard rider KTM
48 Davide CISLAGHI 3 ITA 2 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
49 Brad TODD 714 GBR 1 Privateer Yamaha
50 Scotty VERHAEGHE 100 FRA 1 Privateer KTM
51 Dovydas KARKA 15 LTU 1 Privateer KTM