Race report European Championship round 1&2

Last Thursday me and the Dutch National Redline Team drove 6 hours to Besancon “France” for the first two rounds of the European season. My first impression of the track was good, because it looked like a smooth technical track.

Friday we had our first practice and I really enjoyed it. The BMX-club prepared a very nice track, cause it was smooth and much fun to ride. I felt pretty confident on my Dutch FLIGHT bike , so training went the way I wanted.

Racing started at Saturday afternoon. I was really looking forward to race, but when we arrived at the track a lot of rain came down. Luckily it didn’t change the track too much, I only rode a little safer so I wouldn’t slip in the corners. I was ably to win all 3 motos, but each lap took a lot off energy.

After also winning the 1/8, quarter and semi final I was ready for the main event. With a nice hole shot I rode as fast as I could and crossed the finish line first. My legs felt so tired, but I was really pumped about my first Elite Men win during Round 1!  My teammate Rob vd Wildenberg finished 2nd and Matthieu Despeaux in 3rd.

On Sunday we raced the second round of the European Championship. I still felt pretty tired of the day before, but racing went way better than expected.

Luckily the rain stayed away, so the track was in good condition to race. During practice my teammate Ivo vd Putten made a bad crash and broke his upper leg. That wasn’t great news just before we had to start the race. I wish "Evil" all the best, and hopefully he’s back on his bike soon.

Again, I won all three motos, but I had some good battle with Arthur Matisons., which was fun and good for racing. It only took more energy than needed, but that’s racing.

After winning my 1/8, quarter and semi final, I felt damn tired, but I was still able to take another hole shot in the main event. Smooth riding and no mistakes from there, so I took 1st place again. Behind me, Thomas Hamon finished 2nd and Rob vd Wildenberg 3rd.

Nice way to kick of the European Championships, so I’m pretty exited about that!

Next weekend we have a Dutch Natinal race in Haaksbergen, I’ll keep you up to date.  

Kind regards,

Raymon van der Biezen