Today the FIM World Motocross Championship visited Oss in the province of North Brabant, in the Netherlands and it was the first World Championship race in 23 years to visit Oss.
The track’s location right beside the N329 and A59 highways make it easily accessible and its compressed sandy surface made for exciting racing.
The MXGP class once again saw Team HRC’s Tim Gajser top the podium after a challenging start to the day with sixth in Timed Qualification.
The Slovenia turned this around in race one with a hard fought third place, backed up by an equally tough second place in race two, giving the 24 year old the overall MXGP win and the series leader’s red plate going into round four in the Czech Republic next weekend.
The ever-competitive MX2 class also witnessed some hard racing with Team Honda 114 Motorsport’s Ruben Fernandez hoping to regain the championship lead.
In race one the Spaniard hit turn one in an average position, starting lap one in 10th place. Brave and strong passes pushed Fernandez up to seventh by lap four, but a high-speed crash drop him down to 13th. The #70 eventually finished the race in 10th position. A very hard fought race.
Ruben took a much better start in race two - firing his CRF250R into fifth place on lap one and quickly progressed into fourth. Fatigue began to show in the latter stages of the race as he dropped a few place to finish in seventh.
Fernandez now sits in third position in the MX2 World Championship, just eight points from the lead.
EMX250 hopes were dashed during Timed Qualification as Emil Weckman suffered a small crash and tangled with some track infrastructure in a short run-off area. The former two-time Honda 150 European Champion suffered a fracture to his T5 vertebra and will be out of action for at least two months.