Dave Versluis scores first Dutch Open Championship points

Dave Versluis of the Frentec Monster Energy Kawasaki Team has scored his first Dutch Open Championship points of the season in Gemert last weekend. Despite the fact that he scored his first points, things werenít going the way he wanted it to go. In the first moto he came from last position to finish the race in eighteenth position. In the second moto he made a crash but still finished the race in fourteenth position.

Dave took his time in practice to get used to the track. When time practice started he went out to try to put a fast lap together. After the lap he was in fourteenth position. Dave knew that it could be better and decided to do another fast lap. He improved on his fastest lap time and with still a few minutes on the clock he was in eight position. In the rest of the session he was looking for lines which he could use in the first moto. Dave finally ended the session in tenth position and had a good gate pick for both motos.

In the first moto Dave didnít took a good start but in the first few corners he was able to avoid several crashes and moved up to fifteenth position. Unfortunately he collided with another rider and crashed. It took him a long time before he was back on the bike and dropped back to last position. Dave started a charge back through the field and worked himself all the way back up to eighteenth position. With this position he scored three Dutch Open Championship points.

In the second moto he took a better start but again he collided with another rider and lost a few positions. During the first lap he managed to pass a few riders and moved up to tenth position. Soon after he lost two positions and dropped back to twelfth position. Dave was fighting for every position but again he collided with another rider and crashed. Luckily he lost no positions here but after the crash he struggled to find his rhythm. This cost him two positions and finally he finished the race in fourteenth position.

Overall he finished in sixteenth position. Due to medical reasons Dave will not participate in the opening round of the European Championship Series in Portugal. On May, 9th round four of the Dutch Open Championship Series will be held in Rhenen.

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