Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s Rick Elzinga made an impressive MX2 debut this weekend, finishing seventh and 11th in the races for seventh overall. Andrea Bonacorsi scored three points in his first ever MX2 Grand Prix.

The track of Arco di Trento was ridden in the opposite way this year. During the weekend the track became really slippery and sketchy but Elzinga was feeling well in these conditions and made a strong debut in the MX2 class. In time practice he set the ninth fastest time and after a top three start in the qualifying heat he was riding in fourth place for a long time and finally finished in eighth place due to arm pump.

Elzinga did a great job in both motos on Sunday as well. In the opening moto he started inside of the top ten and came out of the first lap in eighth place. He was riding inside of the top ten for a long time but unfortunately he lost a few place and finished in eleventh.

Rick took a better start in the second moto and started the race inside of the top five. This time he was able to follow the pace of the front runners and was riding in fourth position for a long time. In the closing stages of the race he had to lower the pace a bit and lost a few positions to finish the race in a strong seventh position.

With these results he finished in seventh position in his first ever Grand Prix.

Andrea Bonacorsi made his Grand Prix MX2 debut as well in Arco di Trento. In the first half of the first moto he was riding in seventeenth position but lost a position near the end and finished in eighteenth position.

In the second moto he was riding inside of the points as well till he made a mistake. He couldn’t make it back into the points and finished the race in 22nd position.

The next race for Hutten Metaal Racing is the second round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross in Oldebroek on the 18th of April.

Overall Grand Prix MX2 Arco di Trento:
1 Tom Vialle 50 Pnt
2 Kay de Wolf 37 Pnt
3 Mikkel Haarup 37 Pnt
4 Thibault Benistant 36 Pnt
5 Mattia Guadagnini 32 Pnt
7 Rick Elzinga 24 Pnt
22 Andrea Bonacorsi 3 Pnt

Fotocredits – Kaj de Wilt