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Top-six world ranking for Kevin Horgmo
F&H Kawasaki Racing Team's Kevin Horgmo moved into sixth in the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship series standings with sixth in each moto at Maggiora in northern Italy.
The Norwegian rode a strong opening lap in race one to advance into sixth and he continued to apply the pressure as he took over fifth after ten minutes; for the remainder of the race he pressurised the two title candidates narrowly ahead of him. Fifth appeared secure but a backmarker inadvertently hindered him less than two hundred metres from the finish and a chasing rider took advantage to leap past. Starting seventh in race two, he moved past teammate Braceras for sixth on lap four but a mistake on the next lap pushed him back temporarily to ninth. Undaunted he responded to regain sixth three laps from the finish for sixth overall on the day. His thirty-point haul on the day proved to be significant in the series as he has advanced to sixth in the points-chase and even has an outside chance of fifth; he trails by just seventeen points headed to the final round of the series next weekend in England.
F&H colleague David Braceras was running a solid eleventh in the first moto until a small crash cost him three positions; the Spanish youngster was at the sharp-end throughout race two as he contested sixth with his Norwegian teammate for much of the race and appeared secure in seventh until a slight misjudgment in traffic cost him one position on the final lap. Nevertheless he was eighth overall and heads to the final GP of the season seventeenth in the championship in his rookie season.
Big Van World MTX Kawasaki’s Jack Chambers paid the penalty for an outside gate-pick in both motos. The young American had pushed through from nineteenth to seventeenth in race one before an incident on lap eight cost him two places, and in moto two he again made significant moves to advance from an initial fourteenth to finish twelfth.