Coupe de l'Avenir
Last weekend I was in Baisieux on Saturday and Sunday for the Coupe de l'Avenir.
Saturday started good for team Belgium with a 2nd place for the 65cc boys and a 1st for the Open guys. The 85cc boys only placed 6th in the timetraining.
On Sunday Simon Längenfelder dominated the 65cc class by winning all three races putting Germany on the top step of the podium. Liam Everts was the 2nd best in that class with a 2nd and two 3rd's. Yoran Moens and Pako Destercq could not match that but rode their best and helped Belgium on the 2nd step of the podium with France on 3.
The 85cc boys Emilio Vannieuwenhuize, Chiel Vanhaeren and Wannes Van De Voorde had some bad luck but it was a good learning experience and they finished 8th. The podium was for Finland, Germany and France.
Nathan Renkens showed his good form of 2015 with two wins and a 2nd place. He won the Joël Robert Trophy for best Open rider on his MX2 bike. Alvin Östlund and James Harrison were 2nd and 3rd but on 4th place it was the MX1 rider from Belgium Daymond Martens. And maybe most impressive of all, Jago Geerts was 10th overall with his 125cc machine. Belgium did not only win the Open Class from Sweden and Latvia but they also won the Super Challenge Trophy awarded to the Country with the best result over the three classes.
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