Karlis Alberts Reisulis of Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing took his first podium of his career in the EMX250 class at the last EMX250 race of the season in the British Matterley Basin. Reisulis rode two strong motos and finished with a 3-4 in the motos in third place in the day classification.
The Matterley Basin circuit was in great shape on Saturday morning. Karlis had a good time on the track and after several fast laps ended up with a sixth time in time practice. A good start in the first moto allowed him to start the race in the leading group. He held up well throughout the race and despite the pressure of the fourth man, he managed to finish the first moto in a strong third place.
In the second moto, his start was even better and he came out of the first round in second place. Within a few laps he moved up to the lead and managed to hold on well for a number of laps. Unfortunately, he had to deal with arm pump during the race and had to drop the pace as a result. Karlis resisted but didn’t hold the handlebars properly and fell back to fourth place.
With a 3-4 in the motos, Karlis took his first podium place in the EMX250 class and finished third. In the final standings of the championship, Reisulis finished eighth, just one place ahead of his injured teammate Ivano van Erp.
Because Andrea Bonacorsi had already won the EMX250 title, he decided to start in the MX2 class. On Saturday, he left a strong impression by finishing seventh in the qualifying heat. In the motos on Sunday he added a thirteenth and ninth place and became tenth in the day classification.
Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing will now prepare for the MX of Nations in France, where Karlis Albers Reisulis will race for Team Latvia.