After completing a one-day training camp, the Honda 150 European Championship riders are ready to tackle Lommel, this weekend (5-6 August), for the third round in the 2017 season.
The mid-season training camp took place yesterday at Honda Park, Olmen, just 18km from Lommel. The Honda Park sand track is perfect to help the 11-14 year olds get to grips with the tricky surface ahead of what is one of the toughest races in the MXGP calendar.
The CRF150R riders were also able to practice their starts in the sand, work on technique and skills that they might not be able to in a racing environment, whilst also benefitting from the guidance of Honda Motor Europe’s Off-Road Manager Gordon Crockard.
Heading into this weekend’s round, where the ‘talent of tomorrow’ will tackle the notoriously deep sand of Lommel, Andrea Adamo currently leads the championship standings by eight points.
However, the battle is close behind the young Italian with Sweden’s Anton Nordstrom Graaf and Portugal’s Luis Outeiro only separated by one point.
The youth talent will take to the track for Free Practice at 10hrs15 on Saturday (5 August) before Race One at 15hrs25, with Race Two following on Sunday (6 August) at 09hrs45 (all times CEST).