The third round of the EMX250 Championship was held in Maggiora in Italy. The Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing team had mixed fortunes. Andrea Bonacorsi came close to a podium position and ended up in fourth place overall. Dave Kooiker managed to score points in both races and took nine points. Rick Elzinga finished in seventh position in the first moto but had a small mechanical issue in the second moto and was forced to retire from the race.

Elzinga came to Maggiora as leader in the championship and was motivated to defend this position. He had a good feeling in time practice and posted the third fastest time. Just behind Elzinga it was Bonacorsi who set the fourth fastest time. Kooiker ended the session in twentieth and was ready to battle for points in the first race.

In the first moto it was Kooiker who took the best start of the three and came out of the first lap in ninth position, just one place in front of Kooiker. Elzinga went into the second lap in twelfth place and had a lot of catching up to do. Elzinga gave everything he had and crossed the finish line in seventh, just one position in front of Bonacorsi and Elzinga came home in fifteenth position.

In the second moto, Elzinga got a huge set back because he had a small mechanical problem and was forced to retire from the race. Bonacorsi came out of the first lap just outside of the top five in seventh position and charged back to third place. Kooiker had a lot of catching up to do and charged all the way back from 25th position to nineteenth position.

In the overall classification it was Bonacorsi who ended up in fourth position, Elzinga finished in fifteenth and Kooiker ended the weekend in twentieth place. Due to his set back in the second moto, Elzinga lost the lead in the championship and is now 17 points down on the leader. Bonacorsi sits in ninth place and Kooiker is in 21st position in the championship. This weekend the series continues in Riola Sardo, Sardinia.

Overall EMX250 Maggiora:
1 Cornelius Toendel 47 Pnt
2 Haakon Osterhagen 45 Pnt
3 David Braceras 34 Pnt
4 Andrea Bonacorsi 33 pnt
5 Yago Martinez 32 Pnt
15 Rick Elzinga 14 Pnt
20 Dave Kooiker 7 Pnt

EMX250 Championship Standings:
1 Cornelius Toendel 124 Pnt
2 Rick Elzinga 107 Pnt
3 Hakon Osterhagen 92 Pnt
4 Camden McLellan 80 Pnt
5 David Braceras 77 Pnt
9 Andrea Bonacorsi 61 Pnt
21 Dave Kooiker 21 Pnt