Perfect weather conditions and a strong crowd of 21.000 turned out at round 10 of the FIM MX World championship in Kegums, Latvia this weekend. Rockstar Energy Suzuki racer, Steve Ramon, was determined going into Sunday’s race having put in a strong qualifying performance on Saturday.
The Belgian would run out of luck in the start of the first moto when Steven Frossard bobbled in the first turn and Ramon ran into the back of him. He had to fight through the pack to salvage 10th spot.
A better start without incidents had Ramon in 4th place hounding Bobryshev in moto 2. The tricky and rough Zelta Zirgs track needed a lot of concentration and focus from the riders with Ramon having to relinquish two positions at the end of a grueling 35 min + 2 lap race to finish 6th.
“I was pleased with my speed on Saturday during the qualification practice where I posted 2nd time and then came from 10th to 4th in the race. Somehow I just could not find my rhythm today and lost concentration and made some small mistakes. The speed was there which is positive. I’m looking forward to my home GP in two weeks. It’s time to get on the podium,” smiled Ramon.
With a week’s break afforded to the riders and teams, Ramon will prepare for round 11 of the 15 round series to be held in Lommel, Belgium on the 30-31 July.