Another weekend of blistering sunshine saw the reversed Kegums track in Latvia provide a different challenge from years’ past, but one that Mathys Boisrame and his Honda CRF250R was able to overcome as he won his second overall of the year in the EMX250 class. Tim Gajser also put in another top five performance as he continues to rebuild his 2018 campaign, while Calvin Vlaanderen and Michele Cervellin finished sixth and eighth respectively in the MX2 class.
There was celebration once again under the Assomotor Honda awning when Mathys Boisrame became the first rider in the EMX250 class to have won his second overall. Despite preferring hard-pack conditions, the French rider showed great speed to win the first moto, before fighting hard to a fifth place in the second race which was enough to take the victory and move himself to within just eight points of the championship lead. Despite being heavily handicapped after a difficult qualification, Carglass Honda’s Steven Clarke moved himself closer to the top five in the championship standings, as he now sits just four points away from that position.
The EMX250 class now takes a break but Mathys Boisrame will be joining the MX2 class, while Steven Clarke will his MXGP debut in Teutschental, Germany in one week’s time when the world championship resumes for its eighth round.