The Honda 150 European Championship riders tackled difficult conditions on day two at the Grand Prix of Sweden. A substantial amount of rain fell overnight, much to the dismay of some of the competitors, but the technical circuit made for some excellent racing that had the Swedish fans on their feet.

A good start was extremely important today, in order to ensure that vision would not be an issue, and Lynn Valk managed to acquire that. Valk claimed her second holeshot of the season and logged some noteworthy times early on. Andrea Adamo was lurking though, after taking a good start, and charged into the lead by the end of the first official lap. Adamo was faultless at the head of the field from that point on and eventually established a lead of twelve seconds by the chequered flag.

Chaos ensued behind Adamo, as Lynn Valk fell early on and could only salvage a sixth in the moto. Luis Outeiro, who suffered heartbreak in the first moto, claimed second at that point and then did more than enough to hold the position until the end of the race. What happened to Anton Nordstrom-Graaf? The Swedish star was moving forward, after starting in the lower half of the top ten, but fell at the halfway point and then had a substantial amount of work to do. Third was the position that he eventually secured at the chequered flag, which gave him second overall.

Rasmus Moen crossed the line in fourth yet again, which gave him third overall at his home Grand Prix. Toa Kishi did not quite manage to back up the fantastic result that he posted yesterday, as he limped to seventh, but that was still enough to tie on points with Moen in the overall classification. Moen claimed the final spot on the overall podium though, because he had the better result in the second moto.

After sweeping the Grand Prix of Sweden, Andrea Adamo is sat atop the series standings yet again. Anton Nordstrom-Graaf will enter the final round, which will be held in The Netherlands on the second weekend in September, just four points down.

Andrea Adamo

Andrea Adamo 10

I have had a perfect weekend. I have had two good starts and then great races too. I had a good feeling with my bike and on this track. I’m looking forward to the next round! Thanks to my family, friends, team and sponsors.

Pardi Racing Royal Patt
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

Andrea Adamo put on a masterclass; he did not do anything wrong, rode very well and won the race convincingly. His closest challenger was Luis Outeiro, who got himself into second early on. Although Luis was not able to close the gap, Adamo was not pulling away either. Adamo had already established a good lead and did not need to pull away further though. It was good to see Luis get a podium after a difficult race yesterday.

Anton Nordstrom-Graaf had difficulty this time around, as he rode half of the race with a flat front tyre. That mixed things up for the overall results. Rasmus Moen had the best race of his year and ended up in third on the podium, but part of me felt that Toa Kishi deserved to get on the podium. Those two tied on points, but Rasmus had a better result in the second race. I think that the results were correct. There was not too much drama, but conditions were very difficult. There were positive performances from all of the riders.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Sweden

Uddevalla, Sweden

EMX150 2017, Round 4

#8 Yago Dominguez: disqualification for accepting outside assistance
Sunday 20 Aug 2017, 10:15 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 25 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda 26:22.577
2 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 22 Honda MotoRace Honda +12.152
3 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 20 Unspecified Honda +1:00.510
4 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 18 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +1:07.192
5 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 16 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +1:15.895
6 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 15 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +1:21.852
7 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 14 Unspecified Honda +1:55.382
8 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 13 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +2:24.895
9 Melwin Bengtson 4 SWE 12 Nilssons Motor Honda +2:28.060
10 Verneri Aaltonen 9 FIN 11 Manninen Bros Honda Honda +1 lap
11 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 10 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
12 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 9 South Coast Honda Honda +1 lap
13 Shiaru Honda 63 JPN 8 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
14 Carles Rosell Romero 50 SPA 7 Oliva MX School Honda +1 lap
15 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 6 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
16 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 5 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
17 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 4 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
18 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 3 Star Motor MX Honda +2 laps
19 Boaz Bijtjes 35 NDL 2 Unspecified Honda +2 laps
20 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 1 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +2 laps
21 Pol Boet Surroca 70 SPA 0 SAIS Power Honda +2 laps
22 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 0 Team Honda Vico Honda +3 laps
23 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 0 Team Australia Honda +4 laps
24 Cas Valk 85 NDL 0 Unspecified Honda +4 laps
25 Nyls Kessen 21 BEL 0 Zone Rouge Honda +4 laps
26 Teo Chetcuti 17 SWI 0 Unspecified Honda +4 laps
NC Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 0 Unspecified Honda +DNS
Saturday 19 Aug 2017, 13:26 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Andrea Adamo 10 ITA 25 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda 25:39.968
2 Toa Kishi 48 JPN 22 Unspecified Honda +6.129
3 Anton Nordstrom Graaf 66 SWE 20 Unspecified Honda +9.675
4 Rasmus Moen 7 SWE 18 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda +22.559
5 Kjeld Stuurman 11 NDL 16 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda +38.941
6 Magnus Vassgård 18 NOR 15 Star Motor MX Honda +49.701
7 Lynn Valk 84 NDL 14 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda +1:18.910
8 Cas Valk 85 NDL 13 Unspecified Honda +1:21.341
9 Melwin Bengtson 4 SWE 12 Nilssons Motor Honda +1:31.706
10 Verneri Aaltonen 9 FIN 11 Manninen Bros Honda Honda +1:51.280
11 Ville Nordström Graaf 68 SWE 10 Unspecified Honda +1:51.765
12 Senne Hermans 94 BEL 9 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +2:01.241
13 Boaz Bijtjes 35 NDL 8 Unspecified Honda +2:15.536
14 Tobias Sammut 77 GBR 7 South Coast Honda Honda +1 lap
15 Ruben Ferreira 19 POR 6 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
16 Rune Hermans 95 BEL 5 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda +1 lap
17 Luis Outeiro 47 POR 4 Honda MotoRace Honda +1 lap
18 Oriol Roca Rius 72 SPA 3 Team Honda Vico Honda +1 lap
19 Yago Dominquez 8 SPA 2 Diametral Pro Race Honda +1 lap
20 Wannes Ritrovato 55 BEL 1 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
21 Shiaru Honda 63 JPN 0 Unspecified Honda +1 lap
22 Charlie McCarthy 13 IRE 0 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda +1 lap
23 Marcus Youngberry 5 AUS 0 Team Australia Honda +2 laps
24 Carles Rosell Romero 50 SPA 0 Oliva MX School Honda +2 laps
25 Teo Chetcuti 17 SWI 0 Unspecified Honda +2 laps
26 Pol Boet Surroca 70 SPA 0 SAIS Power Honda +3 laps
27 Nyls Kessen 21 BEL 0 Zone Rouge Honda +6 laps
NC Nikolai Malinov 64 BUL 0 Unspecified Honda +DNS
Rider Standings
Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Andrea ADAMO 10 ITA 176 Pardi Racing Royal Patt Honda
2 Anton NORDSTROM GRAAF 66 SWE 172 Unspecified Honda
3 Luis OUTEIRO 47 POR 156 Honda MotoRace Honda
4 Kjeld STUURMAN 11 NDL 130 Stuurman Sport/Freegun/ACS Honda
5 Rasmus MOEN 7 SWE 124 Team Din MC/Monster Energy/Motul Honda
6 Lynn VALK 84 NDL 121 MCE Honda MX Racing Honda
7 Toa KISHI 48 JPN 99 Unspecified Honda
8 Nikolai MALINOV 64 BUL 75 Unspecified Honda
9 Senne HERMANS 94 BEL 75 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
10 Magnus VASSGåRD 18 NOR 65 Star Motor MX Honda
11 Ryan MAWHINNEY 15 GBR 63 Milwaukee Racing Honda
12 Ruben FERREIRA 19 POR 56 Unspecified Honda
13 Melwin BENGTSON 4 SWE 55 Nilssons Motor Honda
14 Verneri AALTONEN 9 FIN 49 Manninen Bros Honda Honda
15 Boaz BIJTJES 35 NDL 45 Unspecified Honda
16 Ville NORDSTRöM GRAAF 68 SWE 41 Unspecified Honda
17 Rune HERMANS 95 BEL 32 MX Hermans Jeugdteam Honda
18 Peter KöNIG 71 GER 30 Unspecified Honda
19 Marcus YOUNGBERRY 5 AUS 29 Team Australia Honda
20 Tobias SAMMUT 77 GBR 28 South Coast Honda Honda
21 Milan VAN DE BUNTE 31 NDL 27 Unspecified Honda
22 Wannes RITROVATO 55 BEL 21 Unspecified Honda
23 Denzel VERVAET 45 BEL 17 Unspecified Honda
24 Frederico ROCHA 37 POR 14 Ondacoimbra/Elimoto Racing Team Honda
25 Cas VALK 85 NDL 13 Unspecified Honda
26 Shiaru HONDA 63 JPN 13 Unspecified Honda
27 Yago DOMINQUEZ 8 SPA 12 Diametral Pro Race Honda
28 Nyls KESSEN 21 BEL 10 Zone Rouge Honda
29 Oriol Roca RIUS 72 SPA 9 Team Honda Vico Honda
30 Carles ROSELL ROMERO 50 SPA 8 Oliva MX School Honda
31 Charlie MCCARTHY 13 IRE 3 McCarthy Ireland Racing Honda