Andrea Adamo romped to a commanding victory at the first round of the Honda 150 European Championship, which was held at the German venue of Teutschenthal in May. The rising star has refined his craft since then and consequently continued his perfect run in qualifying at the Grand Prix of Portugal.

The momentum that was gained in that session helped Adamo tremendously in the first moto, as he rocketed out of the gate aboard his CRF150R and exited turn one inside of the top two. A Dutchman, Kjeld Stuurman, grabbed the holeshot, but gave way to Adamo and Anton Nordstrom Graaf after just half a lap. A titanic battle ensued at that point, as Nordstrom Graff took advantage of a mistake that Adamo made and controlled the lead for a brief period. Adamo muscled back past his rival less than a lap later though.

Adamo, the current series leader, controlled the race from that point on and added another twenty-five points to his championship total. Nordstrom Graaf dealt with some pressure from Luis Outeiro, but was able to secure the runner-up position at the chequered flag. Outeiro was a factor right from the start, much to the delight of the Portuguese fans in attendance, and logged some of the fastest laps of the race. ‘47’ just could not make a move stick on the two riders ahead of him though, so was forced to settle for third place.

Kjeld Stuurman held on for fourth, which was a season-best finish, after that great start. Rasmus Moen finished fifth, just ahead of Nikolay Malinov and Toa Kishi. Kishi showed a lot of potential earlier in the day, as he secured the second-fastest time in qualifying.

The Honda 150 European Championship riders will now reflect on the knowledge that they acquired on the first day in Agueda and prepare to apply that in the second moto tomorrow, which will take place at 08:45 (local time).

Andrea Adamo

Andrea Adamo 10

The track was really difficult, but I had a good start and then a perfect race. Thanks to all of my family and sponsors. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow!

Pardi Racing Royal Patt
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

What I was most impressed with today was the Japanese rider, Toa Kishi, who was actually second in qualification. We also have a new rider here from Japan, Shiaru Honda, who is a guest of ours for three rounds.

The results were similar to Teutschenthal, which I think is good. The kids are actually maximising their potential. Overall, I think that everyone rode very well. They all got to the finish without any mad crashes. It is great to see that there are three different nationalities at the front! Adamo is obviously looking the strongest, but maybe Luis Outeiro could challenge for the win if he gets the start? Luis had great support from the Portuguese fans, so it would be great to see him challenge for the victory.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Portugal

Agueda, Portugal

EMX150 2017, Round 2

Saturday 1 Jul 2017, 14:30 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 25 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda 26:17.693
2 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 22 Unspecified Honda +4.064
3 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 20 Honda MotoRace Honda +5.367
4 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 18 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +31.447
5 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 16 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +40.483
6 Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 15 Unspecified Honda +42.207
7 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 14 Unspecified Honda +56.667
8 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 13 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +1:13.028
9 Ryan Mawhinney 15 GBR 12 Milwaukee Racing Honda +1:26.495
10 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 11 Unspecified Honda +1:39.284
11 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 10 Unspecified Honda +1:53.371
12 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 9 Star Motor MX Honda +1:59.747
13 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 8 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +2:01.271
14 Boaz Bijtjes 35 NDL 7 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
15 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 6 Team Australia Honda +1 lap
16 Nyls Kessen 21 BEL 5 Zone Rouge Honda +1 lap
17 Frederico Rocha 37 POR 4 Ondacoimbra/Elimoto Racing Team Honda +1 lap
18 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 3 South Coast Honda Honda +1 lap
19 Yago Dominquez 8 SPA 2 Diametral Pro Race Honda +1 lap
20 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 1 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
21 Shiaru Honda 63 JPN 0 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
22 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 0 Team Honda Vico Honda +1 lap
23 Tomas Alves 44 POR 0 El Toro Racing Team Honda +1 lap
24 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 0 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +2 laps
25 Milan Van de Bunte 31 NDL 0 Unspecified Honda +2 laps
26 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 0 Unspecified Honda +2 laps
27 Carles Rosell Romero 50 SPA 0 Oliva MX School Honda +2 laps
28 Pol Boet Surroca 70 SPA 0 SAIS Power Honda +3 laps
NC Teo Chetcuti 17 SWI 0 Unspecified Honda +DNS
Rider Standings
Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Andrea ADAMO 10 ITA 75 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda
2 Luis OUTEIRO 47 POR 64 Honda MotoRace Honda
3 Anton NORDSTROM GRAAF 66 SWE 62 Unspecified Honda
4 Lynn VALK 84 NDL 47 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda
5 Kjeld STUURMAN 11 NDL 44 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda
6 Rasmus MOEN 7 SWE 44 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda
7 Toa KISHI 48 JPN 34 Unspecified Honda
8 Ryan MAWHINNEY 15 GBR 32 Milwaukee Racing Honda
9 Peter KöNIG 71 GER 30 Unspecified Honda
10 Nikolai MALINOV 64 BUL 30 Unspecified Honda
11 Verneri AALTONEN 9 FIN 27 Manninen Bros Honda Honda
12 Magnus VASSGåRD 18 NOR 24 Star Motor MX Honda
13 Senne HERMANS 94 BEL 22 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
14 Ville NORDSTRöM GRAAF 68 SWE 21 Unspecified Honda
15 Ruben FERREIRA 19 POR 20 Unspecified Honda
16 Melwin BENGTSON 4 SWE 20 Nilssons Motor Honda
17 Milan VAN DE BUNTE 31 NDL 15 Unspecified Honda
18 Marcus YOUNGBERRY 5 AUS 13 Team Australia Honda
19 Yago DOMINQUEZ 8 SPA 9 Diametral Pro Race Honda
20 Boaz BIJTJES 35 NDL 7 Unspecified Honda
21 Tobias SAMMUT 77 GBR 7 South Coast Honda Honda
22 Rune HERMANS 95 BEL 6 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
23 Nyls KESSEN 21 BEL 5 Zone Rouge Honda
24 Frederico ROCHA 37 POR 4 Ondacoimbra/Elimoto Racing Team Honda
25 Carles ROSELL ROMERO 50 SPA 1 Oliva MX School Honda