Dave Versluis came close of scoring a top ten position in Lichtenvoorde

Dave Versluis from Assendelft came close of scoring a top ten moto finish at the final round of the Dutch Open MX2 Series in Lichtenvoorde. In the first moto he was riding with only two laps to go in tenth position but unfortunately he got passed and finished the race in eleventh position. In the second moto he had a mechanical problem in the beginning of the race and crashed twice. After a few laps the problem was gone and he charged back from 32nd position to finish in seventeenth position.

In practice things were going fine for Dave. He did several fast laps and tried to put a perfect lap together. Finally he ended the session in sixteenth position and was satisfied about this.

In the first moto he took a good start and started the race inside of the top fifteen. In the first lap he worked himself up to twelfth position. In the second lap he worked himself up into eleventh position and in the following laps he held on to this position. When a rider in front of him was forced to retire from the race Dave moved up into tenth position. In the closing stages of the race he had a good battle with the eleventh place rider. With still two laps to go he lost his position and dropped back to eleventh position. In the final lap he tried to come back but unfortunately he wasn’t able to make a pass stick and finished the race in eleventh position.

In the second moto he took a not so good start but unfortunately he got a small mechanical problem in the first few laps. Due to this he crashed twice and dropped back to the back of the field. After three laps the mechanical problems were gone and Dave started a charge back through the field. It took him some time to find his rhythm but in the second part of the race things started to go better and better. From 32nd position he charged back to seventeenth position and still scored four Dutch Open points.

Dave finished in fifteenth position overall. Dave’s next race is the Dutch Supercross in Zuidbroek on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

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