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MX2, MXGP OF TRENTINO (ITA) - Pietramurata, ITALY, 16 April 2023

Kevin Horgmo ninth in Trentino

F&H Kawasaki Racing Team's Kevin Horgmo finished ninth in the fourth round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship at Pietramurata in the north Italian province of Trentino.

The Norwegian moved forward determinedly from eleventh to ninth during the first two laps of moto one but lost his momentum as the race progressed to eventually take the chequered flag eleventh. A solid ride throughout race two was rewarded with eighth place to earn ninth on the day. He is now eighth in the series standings.
Kevin Horgmo: "It's been a difficult weekend for me. The team is working really hard to help me and I am so sorry that I couldn't reward them; eleventh and eighth are not what we're aiming for. I just need to build my confidence back and feel comfortable again. We go home now and look for good training before Portugal."
F&H teammate David Braceras rode solidly in fourteenth for most of race one before surrendering three positions in the closing stages. The Spanish GP rookie showed tremendous spirit in race two as he charged back to seventeenth place after cartwheeling down the track at the start in a collision with another rider already before the approach to turn one. He is now fifteenth in the world championship points standings.
David Braceras: "I felt really good this morning in Warm-up with P7, but I just didn't find my rhythm in race one, then the crash at the start of the second moto. I was dead-last and then on the second lap as I was coming through another rider jumped across me and I crashed again. But I kept pushing to score points again; it was not the result I want but we will work the next two weeks to be ready for Portugal and the results we deserve."
Big Van World MTX Kawasaki’s Jack Chambers moved forward from an initial twentieth to eighteenth midway through race one before exiting the moto four laps from the finish. The young American pushed forward decisively to thirteenth during the early laps of race two before a slip put him out of the points.
BUD Racing Kawasaki's Quentin Marc Prugnières brave attempt to salvage points in the FIM European EMX250 Championship despite a recently fractured collarbone was, as in the first moto on Saturday, spoilt by a first-lap incident in race two which left the French youngster at the end of the field after a mid-pack start. Posting solid lap-times despite the physical discomfort he salvaged three points for eighteenth at the finish to retain a top-ten series ranking, just twenty-one points shy of third in the points chase with nine rounds remaining.
Quentin Marc Prugnières: "I did what I could but it was not easy after crashes with other riders soon after the start in each moto. It’s a shame as my rhythm and my physical condition were good; I didn’t have too much pain to my collarbone and I know that the next round will be better so I stay motivated."