Andrea Adamo was eager for redemption entering the second moto at the Grand Prix of Belgium, held in the bottomless sand of Lommel, following the bitter disappointment that he suffered in the first encounter. The final moto took place this morning beneath sunny skies and in front of a capacity crowd.

Lynn Valk gave the Dutch fans, who have made the short trip across the border, a lot to cheer about when the CRF150R riders charged up the start straight, as she led a complete lap for the first time. Adamo was focussed on claiming the lead though and pushed past Valk on the second lap. Managing the race was then a priority and he did that brilliantly, so the experience that was gained on the first day of racing was seemingly put to good use.

A handful of battles raged on behind Adamo, as both Anton Nordstrom-Graaf and Luis Outeiro charged forward after bad starts. The pair actually shadowed each other for much of the race, in what was also a tussle for the overall victory, so most were focussed on that. Outeiro eventually disposed of Rasmus Moen to secure second in the race, but missed out on the overall victory by just a single point. Moen was having the ride of his life, which undoubtedly garnered some attention, but also lost a position to Nordstrom-Graaf in the closing stages.

After starting fifth, Nordstrom-Graaf did enough to finish in third and consequently claimed his second overall victory in succession. The Swede stood alongside Luis Outeiro and Kjeld Stuurman, who had another consistent outing in the second moto, on the podium. Moen narrowly missed out on a spot inside of the top three, but was undoubtedly satisfied with such a strong showing in the second moto. Adamo salvaged enough points, thanks to that victory in the second moto, to finish fifth overall.

Nordstrom-Graaf now holds an advantage of just two measly points over Outeiro in the series standings, with Adamo four points further back. The title fight in the Honda 150 European Championship is heating up as attention turns to the Grand Prix of Sweden.

Anton Nordstrom Graaf

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It feels awesome to win the overall. I am big for the bike, but that helped me in these deep conditions. This track is really difficult, but I was really fast in the corners. It was unbelievable.

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Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

A great race! I was much happier with the conditions today, as the track was good and the racing was fair. Andrea Adamo took a much-deserved win and kept his championship hopes alive. Anton Nordstrom-Graaf had some difficulties at the start, which meant that he had to come from the back again, but he did very well and came through in the early stages. That helped him take the overall win and also the series lead, so he has the red plate heading into his home event. I am sure he is very happy about that!

Lynn Valk led in the beginning and that was very positive to see. I was pleased for Outeiro as well, as he showed a lot of consistency and speed. Overall, it is tight in the points now. It was nice to see Andrea get the win that he deserved.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Belgium

Lommel, Belgium

EMX150 2017, Round 3

Sunday 6 Aug 2017, 08:35 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 25 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda 26:12.645
2 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 22 Honda MotoRace Honda +15.977
3 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 20 Unspecified Honda +17.210
4 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 18 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +17.275
5 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 16 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +29.159
6 Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 15 Unspecified Honda +53.426
7 Ryan Mawhinney 15 GBR 14 Milwaukee Racing Honda +57.320
8 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 13 Unspecified Honda +1:01.100
9 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 12 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +1:40.766
10 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 11 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1:52.220
11 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 10 Star Motor MX Honda +1:58.623
12 Boaz Bijtjes 35 NDL 9 Unspecified Honda +2:09.420
13 Melwin Bengtson 4 SWE 8 Nilssons Motor Honda +2:29.836
14 Denzel Vervaet 45 BEL 7 Unspecified Honda +2:30.042
15 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 6 Unspecified Honda +2:38.302
16 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 5 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
17 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 4 Team Australia Honda +1 lap
18 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 3 South Coast Honda Honda +1 lap
19 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 2 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
20 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 1 Team Honda Vico Honda +1 lap
21 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 0 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
22 Carles Rosell Romero 50 SPA 0 Oliva MX School Honda +1 lap
23 Nyls Kessen 21 BEL 0 Zone Rouge Honda +1 lap
24 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 0 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +2 laps
25 Shiaru Honda 63 JPN 0 Unspecified Honda +2 laps
26 Teo Chetcuti 17 SWI 0 Unspecified Honda +2 laps
27 Yago Dominquez 8 SPA 0 Diametral Pro Race Honda +2 laps
Saturday 5 Aug 2017, 15:21 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 25 Unspecified Honda 27:03.242
2 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 22 Honda MotoRace Honda +10.971
3 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 20 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +39.547
4 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 18 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +1:13.046
5 Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 16 Unspecified Honda +1:49.569
6 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 15 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +2:10.305
7 Ryan Mawhinney 15 GBR 14 Milwaukee Racing Honda +2:38.299
8 Boaz Bijtjes 35 NDL 13 Unspecified Honda +3:09.608
9 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 12 Unspecified Honda +3:25.146
10 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 11 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
11 Denzel Vervaet 45 BEL 10 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
12 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 9 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
13 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 8 Team Australia Honda +1 lap
14 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 7 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
15 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 6 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda +2 laps
16 Nyls Kessen 21 BEL 5 Zone Rouge Honda +2 laps
17 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 4 Team Honda Vico Honda +2 laps
18 Melwin Bengtson 4 SWE 3 Nilssons Motor Honda +2 laps
19 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 2 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +3 laps
20 Yago Dominquez 8 SPA 1 Diametral Pro Race Honda +3 laps
21 Teo Chetcuti 17 SWI 0 Unspecified Honda +4 laps
22 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 0 Unspecified Honda +6 laps
23 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 0 Unspecified Honda +6 laps
24 Shiaru Honda 63 JPN 0 Unspecified Honda +6 laps
25 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 0 Star Motor MX Honda +8 laps
26 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 0 South Coast Honda Honda +8 laps
Rider Standings
Sunday, 6 Aug 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Anton NORDSTROM GRAAF 66 SWE 132 Unspecified Honda
2 Luis OUTEIRO 47 POR 130 Honda MotoRace Honda
3 Andrea ADAMO 10 ITA 126 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda
4 Kjeld STUURMAN 11 NDL 98 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda
5 Lynn VALK 84 NDL 92 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda
6 Rasmus MOEN 7 SWE 88 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda
7 Nikolai MALINOV 64 BUL 75 Unspecified Honda
8 Toa KISHI 48 JPN 63 Unspecified Honda
9 Ryan MAWHINNEY 15 GBR 63 Milwaukee Racing Honda
10 Senne HERMANS 94 BEL 53 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
11 Magnus VASSGåRD 18 NOR 47 Star Motor MX Honda
12 Ruben FERREIRA 19 POR 40 Unspecified Honda
13 Boaz BIJTJES 35 NDL 35 Unspecified Honda
14 Melwin BENGTSON 4 SWE 31 Nilssons Motor Honda
15 Peter KöNIG 71 GER 30 Unspecified Honda
16 Marcus YOUNGBERRY 5 AUS 29 Team Australia Honda
17 Verneri AALTONEN 9 FIN 27 Manninen Bros Honda Honda
18 Milan VAN DE BUNTE 31 NDL 27 Unspecified Honda
19 Ville NORDSTRöM GRAAF 68 SWE 27 Unspecified Honda
20 Rune HERMANS 95 BEL 22 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
21 Denzel VERVAET 45 BEL 17 Unspecified Honda
22 Frederico ROCHA 37 POR 14 Ondacoimbra/Elimoto Racing Team Honda
23 Wannes RITROVATO 55 BEL 14 Unspecified Honda
24 Tobias SAMMUT 77 GBR 12 South Coast Honda Honda
25 Nyls KESSEN 21 BEL 10 Zone Rouge Honda
26 Yago DOMINQUEZ 8 SPA 10 Diametral Pro Race Honda
27 Oriol Roca RIUS 72 SPA 6 Team Honda Vico Honda
28 Shiaru HONDA 63 JPN 5 Unspecified Honda
29 Charlie MCCARTHY 13 IRE 2 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda
30 Carles ROSELL ROMERO 50 SPA 1 Oliva MX School Honda