Ken de Dycker wins German ADAC Master Motocross
In the final weekend of the summer-break before the FIM MX1 Motocross World Championship resumes activity for the 12th round of 15, Teka Suzuki World MX1’s Ken De Dycker rode to a clean sweep of moto victories at Tensfeld for the fifth meeting of eight in the 2009 ADAC MX Masters in Germany.
The 25-year-old Belgian started brightly on a rough and technical track to briefly tussle with Steve Ramon in both motos before registering two first positions. The second win was still possible despite tangling with a back marker and losing places.
“It was a good meeting and the wins came fairly easily,” he said. “My starts were good enough so that I could take the lead on the first or second laps. I had an incident with a lapper in the second moto that left me with some bent handlebars but after a couple of laps I could pick up the speed again.Ã‚Â The track was difficult because it was heavy-going and rough with many ruts on the take-offs.”
One week after clinching a podium result at Nismes in his first competitive foray since fracturing his neck at the Grand Prix of Benelux in April, Steve Ramon was continuing his acceleration up to full speed and finished second overall behind his team-mate on the RM-Z450. The former World Champion chased his compatriot in the first moto and then fought for the lead in the second outing of 35 minutes and 2 laps.
“This was only my second race so I am pretty happy,” he commented. “It was not easy because of the long motos and also because the track was rough with a lot of deep ruts and bumps. Ken was fast but I felt good and to have two decent starts was also something very positive leading up to Lommel” (site of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix of Motocross).
Teka Suzuki World MX1 face their home Grand Prix at Lommel, Limburg this weekend; the first of four races in six weeks that will bring the World Championship to a close.