Conditions that were much more pleasant greeted the Honda 150 European Championship riders this morning, much to the delight of those who struggled to negotiate the lengthy ruts on the day prior. A spectacular crowd piled into the popular facility, which sat below glorious sunshine, in an attempt to see the stars of tomorrow in action.

The CRF150R riders tackled a series of sighting laps, before taking to the line for their second and final moto. All eyes were, of course, on Andrea Adamo and Luis Outeiro, as both riders were poised to duke it out for the first overall victory of the new season. Adamo put himself in the best position possible when the gates dropped, as he slid into the lead immediately and again attempted to establish an advantage.

Outeiro stalked his rival from the drop of the gate, but lost touch at around the halfway mark. The laps began to wind down and, at that point, Outeiro inched closer to the first position. Adamo showed wisdom beyond his years at the head of the field though, as he remained composed all the way to the chequered flag. That, of course, left him as the overall winner at the first round of the Honda 150 European Championship and with the red plate firmly in his grasp.

Outeiro again put in a valiant effort, but came up just short and had to settle for the runner-up position. The forty-four points that he acquired set him up well for the second round, the Grand Prix of Portugal, at the beginning of July. Anton Nordström-Graaf is in a similar position, as he recorded a brace of thirds across the weekend.

Lynn Valk improved on her position from the previous moto, much to the delight of the Dutch fans who made the short trip across the border, as she claimed fourth and the same position in the overall classification. Peter Konig, the best-placed rider from Germany, took advantage of a mistake that Rasmus Moen made to steal fifth overall.

After applying the various skills that they have acquired since they joined the programme, the CRF150R riders will go away and refine their skillsets ahead of the second round. That will take place at the Grand Prix of Portugal in a little over a month.

Andrea Adamo, #10

“I have done a good race and been working hard. I am very happy. I won my first GP and it was spectacular! The track was very difficult. Thanks to my sponsors, my team and my family.”

Gordon Crockard, Honda Motor Europe Off-Road Manager

I thought that the track conditions were a lot kinder for the boys and girl. Given the time that they had on the track yesterday, the enthusiasm was still really high today. It was good to see that the kids were still excited about getting out on track, as opposed to being nervous or intimidated. The results were very similar. I thought that Andrea Adamo rode brilliantly, as he controlled the race and his nerves very well. He had some pressure from Luis Outeiro, who also did a great job to keep the bike on two wheels in second.

“We had one boy get injured, which was sad to see, but it is understandable. It was a very challenging track and obviously everyone is going as fast as they can. Sometimes accidents happen in motocross! It was sad to see him get injured. There is a long break now until the next race in Portugal, which gives the riders and mechanics time to make adjustments. They have learnt a lot from this experience; I am pretty sure that they will go away, think about everything and then come to Portugal better prepared for the competition. I look forward to it.”

GP of Germany

Teutschenthal, Germany

EMX150 2017, Round 1

Sunday 21 May 2017, 10:50 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 25 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda 24:25.798
2 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 22 Honda MotoRace Honda +4.946
3 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 20 Unspecified Honda +58.508
4 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 18 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +1:32.289
5 Peter König 71 GER 16 Unspecified Honda +1:56.419
6 Verneri Aaltonen 9 FIN 15 Manninen Bros Honda Honda +2:00.352
7 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 14 Star Motor MX Honda +2:02.342
8 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 13 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +2:05.018
9 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 12 Unspecified Honda +2:11.542
10 Ryan Mawhinney 15 GBR 11 Milwaukee Racing Honda +2:12.801
11 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 10 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +1 lap
12 Melwin Bengtson 4 SWE 9 Nilssons Motor Honda +1 lap
13 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 8 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
14 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 7 Team Australia Honda +1 lap
15 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 6 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
16 Milan Van de Bunte 31 NDL 5 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
17 Yago Dominquez 8 SPA 4 Diametral Pro Race Honda +1 lap
18 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 3 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
19 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 2 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
20 Carles Rosell Romero 50 SPA 1 Oliva MX School Honda +1 lap
21 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 0 South Coast Honda Honda +2 laps
22 Gustav Pallensen 32 DEN 0 Unspecified Honda +3 laps
23 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 0 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +3 laps
24 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 0 Unspecified Honda +3 laps
25 Pol Boet Surroca 70 SPA 0 SAIS Power Honda +3 laps
26 Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 0 Unspecified Honda +4 laps
27 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 0 Team Honda Vico Honda +4 laps
28 Cain McElveen 46 GBR 0 Milwaukee Racing Honda +9 laps
NC Teo Chetcuti 17 SWI 0 Unspecified Honda +DNS
Saturday 20 May 2017, 16:31 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 25 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda 25:38.208
2 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 22 Honda MotoRace Honda +4.427
3 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 20 Unspecified Honda +21.060
4 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 18 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +44.008
5 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 16 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +1:00.252
6 Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 15 Unspecified Honda +1:00.695
7 Peter König 71 GER 14 Unspecified Honda +1:02.296
8 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 13 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +1:14.156
9 Verneri Aaltonen 9 FIN 12 Manninen Bros Honda Honda +1:25.614
10 Melwin Bengtson 4 SWE 11 Nilssons Motor Honda +1:26.215
11 Milan Van de Bunte 31 NDL 10 Unspecified Honda +1:39.381
12 Ryan Mawhinney 15 GBR 9 Milwaukee Racing Honda +2:11.532
13 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 8 Unspecified Honda +2:20.352
14 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 7 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
15 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 6 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
16 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 5 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
17 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 4 South Coast Honda Honda +1 lap
18 Yago Dominquez 8 SPA 3 Diametral Pro Race Honda +1 lap
19 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 2 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
20 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 1 Star Motor MX Honda +1 lap
21 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 0 Team Australia Honda +1 lap
22 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 0 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +2 laps
23 Gustav Pallensen 32 DEN 0 Unspecified Honda +3 laps
24 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 0 Unspecified Honda +3 laps
25 Pol Boet Surroca 70 SPA 0 SAIS Power Honda +3 laps
26 Cain McElveen 46 GBR 0 Milwaukee Racing Honda +5 laps
27 Carles Rosell Romero 50 SPA 0 Oliva MX School Honda +9 laps
28 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 0 Team Honda Vico Honda +12 laps
Rider Standings
Sunday, 21 May 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Andrea ADAMO 10 ITA 50 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda
2 Luis OUTEIRO 47 POR 44 Honda MotoRace Honda
3 Anton NORDSTROM GRAAF 66 SWE 40 Unspecified Honda
4 Lynn VALK 84 NDL 34 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda
5 Peter KöNIG 71 GER 30 Unspecified Honda
6 Rasmus MOEN 7 SWE 28 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda
7 Verneri AALTONEN 9 FIN 27 Manninen Bros Honda Honda
8 Kjeld STUURMAN 11 NDL 26 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda
9 Toa KISHI 48 JPN 20 Unspecified Honda
10 Ryan MAWHINNEY 15 GBR 20 Milwaukee Racing Honda
11 Melwin BENGTSON 4 SWE 20 Nilssons Motor Honda
12 Nikolai MALINOV 64 BUL 15 Unspecified Honda
13 Magnus VASSGåRD 18 NOR 15 Star Motor MX Honda
14 Milan VAN DE BUNTE 31 NDL 15 Unspecified Honda
15 Senne HERMANS 94 BEL 14 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
16 Ville NORDSTRöM GRAAF 68 SWE 11 Unspecified Honda
17 Ruben FERREIRA 19 POR 9 Unspecified Honda
18 Marcus YOUNGBERRY 5 AUS 7 Team Australia Honda
19 Yago DOMINQUEZ 8 SPA 7 Diametral Pro Race Honda
20 Rune HERMANS 95 BEL 5 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
21 Tobias SAMMUT 77 GBR 4 South Coast Honda Honda
22 Carles ROSELL ROMERO 50 SPA 1 Oliva MX School Honda