Clement Desalle Dominates Belgian MX 1
Rockstar Energy Suzuki MX1’s Clement Desalle was unstoppable at Beervelde and the second round of the Belgian Motocross Championship as the 21 year old won all three motos on his works RM-Z450.
Only six days after a sapping MX Grand Prix of the Netherlands, Desalle was in a resilient mood to beat Ken de Dycker in the three sprints across the soft and loamy surface and under more sunshine.
The Grand Prix of Bulgaria winner took the holeshot in two of the motos and despite a small crash in the last sprint was able to take the chequered flag on three occasions fairly comfortably.
“It was a good day on a difficult track that was pretty dangerous in places, very bumpy and with a lot of dust,’ he said. “I started around fourth of fifth in the first moto and had a couple of laps when I was in the lead where I lost my rhythm and Ken was able to get close. I focussed my concentration again and could get clear. I had the holeshot in the next race and then again in the last one. I passed Shaun Simpson on the first lap but had a small crash when I lost the front that allowed Ken to go. I didn’t giveaway much time and he was only four seconds ahead. In the end I was able to pass him and take the win. I don’t have any plans to race next weekend and I’ll just continue to train and get ready for Glen Helen now,” he added.
Desalle leads the standings by 6 points from De Dycker.
Reigning champion Steve Ramon sat out the meeting after blood test results revealed that the Belgian was not fully recovered from the virus he suffered after the Grand Prix of Bulgaria three weeks ago. His medical team advised that several days rest was the best remedy to ensure the former World Champion would be in the best shape possible for the U.S. MX Grand Prix at Glen Helen on May 15th.