Andrea Bonacorsi of Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing made a strong impression during the Open Dutch Championship 250 event at Reusel. He came from fifth position to cross the line first in the opening race, only to be penalized for a noise infraction, and in the second race, a mechanical problem forced him to the side.
With two weeks to go before the restart of the EMX250 championship series in Germany, the team used the event at Reusel to build up race rhythm. The track was still fast during the early morning training sessions, with not much separating the riders. The track would get much rougher during the course of the day. Bonacorsi had good cards in hand after claiming the pole position.
A decent start got Bonacorsi off the line well in race one. He advanced from fifth to second before the race was half way through. With a few laps to go, he took the lead, and with uninterrupted tempo crossed the finish line first. His bike failed a noise control test after the race, though, which resulted in a five position penalty.
Bonacorsi was seething and ready to reclaim his prize in the second race. A mechanical problem early on however put paid to these plans, and a disappointed rider had to seek out the pits.
Despite the setbacks, the race event provided good training for Andrea, and he will continue his rigorous training program in preparation for the EMX250 race at Teutschenthal.