The Honda 150 European Championship riders gained more experience earlier today, as a challenging surface put the skills that they have acquired thus far to the test. A considerable amount of water hit the Portuguese circuit prior to the second moto and put a lot of emphasis on throttle control.

Anton Nordstrom Graaf was unfazed by those conditions, however, after completing a series of sighting laps to start proceedings. A faultless outing allowed him to take advantage of an issue that Andrea Adamo encountered and claim his first victory of the season. That result, when paired with his runner-up finish from the first encounter, gave him the overall victory also.

The fact that Nordstrom Graaf adapted to the conditions as the race progressed was a large part of his success. The Swedish star recorded his fastest lap right at the end, along with the quickest time of the race in sector four, and now trails Adamo by eight points in the series standings. A puncture restricted Adamo in the second half of the race, hence why he had to settle for third and second overall on the day.

Adamo still led more laps than anyone else in the twenty-minute moto, as he slid into first position entering turn two and immediately established an advantage of three seconds. Nordstrom Graff and Luis Outeiro still prevailed in the second half, despite that. Outeiro improved on his ranking from moto one, much to the delight of those who travelled to Agueda, but now faces a deficit of nine points in the standings.

Kjeld Stuurman concluded a consistent weekend with another fourth place and occupied the same position in the overall classification. Toa Kishi took a step forward also to record a season-best finish of fifth. Lynn Valk, Nikolay Malinov, Magnus Vassgaard, Milan van de Bunte and Rasmus Moen completed the top ten.

The CRF150R riders will undoubtedly face their toughest challenge yet at the beginning of August, as the third round of the Honda 150 European Championship will take place in the bottomless sand of Lommel. An additional training camp will take place prior to that to ensure that the riders have the tools to tackle the event.

Andrea Adamo

Andrea Adamo 10

I had a good weekend. I had a good feeling with the track and my bike. I won the first race, but then during the second race I had a puncture. I am very happy, because I am the leader of the championship. Thank you to my sponsors and family.

Pardi Racing Royal Patt
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

We had a new winner, Anton Nordstrom Graaf! It was great to see. I think he deserved the win. Andrea Adamo was leading and it looked like the result was going to be the same as yesterday; he was strong, fast and looked good. Unfortunately, he received a rear-wheel puncture and lost two positions. Luis Outeiro was second place and I am very happy for him. I am sure that he felt a lot of pressure – he had a big fan club here. It was the first time that he has dealt with that situation.

I was pleased with everyone, as they all did very well. We had a different winner, but it was not Andrea’s fault really. Maybe he rode over a rock and did not know it? That was sad to see, but it was fantastic that Anton was awarded the win for being the first guy over the line. That is what it is all about.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Portugal

Agueda, Portugal

EMX150 2017, Round 2

Sunday 2 Jul 2017, 09:03 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 25 Unspecified Honda 24:46.312
2 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 22 Honda MotoRace Honda +9.409
3 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 20 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda +34.450
4 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 18 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +42.926
5 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 16 Unspecified Honda +49.084
6 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 15 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +55.813
7 Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 14 Unspecified Honda +1:03.178
8 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 13 Star Motor MX Honda +1:19.163
9 Milan Van de Bunte 31 NDL 12 Unspecified Honda +1:44.955
10 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 11 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +1:50.586
11 Frederico Rocha 37 POR 10 Ondacoimbra/Elimoto Racing Team Honda +1:51.412
12 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 9 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +2:05.946
13 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 8 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
14 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 7 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
15 Boaz Bijtjes 35 NDL 6 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
16 Shiaru Honda 63 JPN 5 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
17 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 4 Team Australia Honda +1 lap
18 Ryan Mawhinney 15 GBR 3 Milwaukee Racing Honda +1 lap
19 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 2 South Coast Honda Honda +1 lap
20 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 1 Team Honda Vico Honda +1 lap
21 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 0 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +1 lap
22 Nyls Kessen 21 BEL 0 Zone Rouge Honda +1 lap
23 Tomas Alves 44 POR 0 El Toro Racing Team Honda +1 lap
24 Yago Dominquez 8 SPA 0 Diametral Pro Race Honda +1 lap
25 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 0 Unspecified Honda +2 laps
26 Carles Rosell Romero 50 SPA 0 Oliva MX School Honda +2 laps
27 Teo Chetcuti 17 SWI 0 Unspecified Honda +3 laps
28 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 0 Unspecified Honda +8 laps
29 Pol Boet Surroca 70 SPA 0 SAIS Power Honda +9 laps
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
Sunday, 2 Jul 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Andrea ADAMO 10 ITA 95 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda
2 Anton NORDSTROM GRAAF 66 SWE 87 Unspecified Honda
3 Luis OUTEIRO 47 POR 86 Honda MotoRace Honda
4 Kjeld STUURMAN 11 NDL 62 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda
5 Lynn VALK 84 NDL 62 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda
6 Rasmus MOEN 7 SWE 55 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda
7 Toa KISHI 48 JPN 50 Unspecified Honda
8 Nikolai MALINOV 64 BUL 44 Unspecified Honda
9 Magnus VASSGåRD 18 NOR 37 Star Motor MX Honda
10 Ryan MAWHINNEY 15 GBR 35 Milwaukee Racing Honda
11 Senne HERMANS 94 BEL 31 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
12 Peter KöNIG 71 GER 30 Unspecified Honda
13 Ruben FERREIRA 19 POR 28 Unspecified Honda
14 Verneri AALTONEN 9 FIN 27 Manninen Bros Honda Honda
15 Milan VAN DE BUNTE 31 NDL 27 Unspecified Honda
16 Ville NORDSTRöM GRAAF 68 SWE 21 Unspecified Honda
17 Melwin BENGTSON 4 SWE 20 Nilssons Motor Honda
18 Marcus YOUNGBERRY 5 AUS 17 Team Australia Honda
19 Frederico ROCHA 37 POR 14 Ondacoimbra/Elimoto Racing Team Honda
20 Rune HERMANS 95 BEL 13 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
21 Boaz BIJTJES 35 NDL 13 Unspecified Honda
22 Tobias SAMMUT 77 GBR 9 South Coast Honda Honda
23 Yago DOMINQUEZ 8 SPA 9 Diametral Pro Race Honda
24 Shiaru HONDA 63 JPN 5 Unspecified Honda
25 Nyls KESSEN 21 BEL 5 Zone Rouge Honda
26 Oriol Roca RIUS 72 SPA 1 Team Honda Vico Honda
27 Carles ROSELL ROMERO 50 SPA 1 Oliva MX School Honda