Dave Versluis scores a top five in the ADAC in Ried

Dave Versluis from Assendelft has ridden two races in the last couple of weeks. In the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of August he participated in round six of the European MX2 Series in Loket in the Czech Republic. The track was really fast and the differences between the riders were really small. In time practice Dave clocked the eighteenth fastest time and started his preparation on the semi final.

In the semi final his jump out of the gate wasnít that well but in the first corner he managed to overtake a lot of riders and moved up into eight position. He lost a couple of positions in the next few corners because he made a few mistakes. Dave came out of the first lap in eleventh position. Unfortunately he got a mechanical problem in the second lap and was forced to retire from the race. Dave still had a chance to qualify himself in the last chance.

In the last chance he struggled to find his rhythm and didnít managed to put a fast lap together. Dave didnít qualified himself for the race and was disappointed when he came back into the paddock.

A week later he participated in the ADAC Youngster Cup round in Ried Im Innkreis. In the free practice session things were going fine for Dave. He enjoyed the track and had a good rhythm on it. After a few laps he did a few fast laps and ended the session in eight position.

In time practice he was in thirteenth position after two fast laps. Dave wasnít satisfied about this and went out again to improve on his fastest lap time. He managed to do so and was two seconds faster as in the beginning of the session. He moved up to tenth position but after another improvement on his fastest lap time he qualified himself in a strong seventh position.

In the warm up on Sunday morning the track was watered a lot. He found his rhythm straight away and set the eleventh fastest time. Dave was motivated going into the first moto. He took a really good start and came out of the first corner in third position. Dave was able to follow the riders in front of him but in the middle of the race he dropped back to fourth position. Dave kept pushing but lost another position in the closing stages of the race and finished the race in a strong fifth position.
In the second moto he didnít took a good start and came out of the first lap in sixteenth position. In the beginning of the race he managed to pass a lot of riders and worked himself up into tenth position. Unfortunately he struggled to find his rhythm and lost a few positions again. He finally crossed the finish line in thirteenth position and finished in eight position overall.

Despite the fact that Dave has missed two of the races he sits in twentieth position in the standings. Daveís next race is the ADAC Youngster Cup in Gaildorf on the 1st of September.

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