During the past weekend, several GP riders used the race at Hawkstone Park/GB as preparation for the upcoming GP season, while the youth rolled up to the starting gate for the first time in Belgian Lommel. The international lineup in all youth classes promised excitement on the legendary sand track. In the 65cc class, the two KTM riders Harry Dale/GB and the German Jamiro Peters were also present.
In the qualifying, the two KTM pilots set a mark. The Englishman Dale secured the pole, closely followed by Peters. In third place was Teunis Spijckermanns, the first Dutchman to secure the EMX title in the North-West Zone last year. Following him in fourth place was Torre van Mechgelen, the first Belgian.
Peters had a good start in the first race and was able to take the lead after a few turns. At the beginning of the race, Jamiro was already able to pull away and drove towards a never-in-doubt victory. Behind him, there was a heated battle for second place between Dale and Spijkermanns. After Dale had technical problems in the middle of the race, Spijkermanns was free to secure second place. The Belgian van Mechgelen finished in third place.
In the second race, Peters didn't get off to a good start and was only in 12th place after the first turn. Dale was in the lead, closely followed by Teunis Spijkermanns. But Peters was able to quickly make up ground, driving up to 3 seconds faster than the rest of the field at times, and took the lead again from the young Englishman Harry Dale in lap 3. In the end, the winner was once again Jamiro Peters, followed by Teunis Spijckermanns and Harry Dale.
Therefore, the German DIGA Academy rider also won the overall victory of the day. A great start to the new 2023 season.
Jamiro says: "I'm super happy about the success in Lommel. It was an internationally strong field of starters and a great preparation for the upcoming EMX season. Many thanks to my team, my sponsors, my family, and of course to Justin and Didi".
Picture: Kabouter Trek