Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1’s Steve Ramon raced to fifth place overall in the penultimate round of the Belgian Motocross Championship at Orp Le Grand on Sunday with fourth and fifth positions.
The former World Champion kept his quest to seal the national series that he has led for practically the whole duration, although he had to gingerly complete the races on the fine Belgian soil with the discomfort of his groin injury suffered last week at the Grand Prix of Brazil.
Two steady rides across the terrain that had been nicely watered by infrequent showers means that Ramon maintains a 31-point lead – narrowed from 44 – in the standings with just one round remaining. The veteran will have scant time to recover this week before the demanding sandy test of Lierop, Holland will constitute round 14 of 15 in the FIM Motocross World Championship.
“It was an ‘OK’ day; nothing more,” commented Ramon, who had finished in the top three of all previous eight motos of the four rounds before Orp Le Grand. “I had a lot of pain in my leg from Brazil so I just had to ride my own race. The track had sections with a lot of grip and then others that were very hard and slippery; it was not easy because I was wary of my leg. Tanel Leok won the overall but I still have a decent points advantage over him. Anything can still happen though even if there is just one round and two more races to go.”