SM Action GasGas Loket Race Recap

Andrea Adamo

Loket hosted the 13th round of the Motocross World Championship with the GP of Czech Republic. After an excellent 2nd place in Qualifying Race on Saturday, Adamo was not able to repeat the performance in the races, so he finished 10th Overall. Forato, who was eventually back after his injury, gained points only in Race 2.

After three weeks since the Overseas round in Indonesia, FIM Motocross World Championship restarted its way with Round 13 of the calendar. The circuit that hosted the event was Loket, since many years the real landmark of the World Championship.

SM Action GasGas Racing Team Yuasa Battery, other than the young Sicilian Andrea Adamo #80 in the MX2, also deployed Alberto Forato #303, who finally healed from the fibula injury that he suffered at Ernée in France

Andrea’s Saturday, in the quarter-of-liter class, started with the 8th position in Free Practice and the 9th in Timed Practice. In the Qualifying Race though, the Sicilian made an excellent start. He took the lead in turn 1 as he made the holeshot, and he was in P3 after the first lap. During lap 2 Andrea then made up one place, as he took advantage of a mistake made by the leader of the race, and he authoritatively finished the race with a great P2, which was the best qualifying of his 2022 season. Alberto, in the Top Class, was 8th in Free Practice and 7th in Timed Practice. In Qualifying Race Forato made a discrete result as he started in P12 and finished in P11.

In MX2 Race 1 Andrea finds himself 6th after the start but a stone during the second round causes him some cuts to his face and affects his entire performance in the race. In the central part of the race, the Sicilian settles in 8th position and then crosses the finish line as 9th. In Race 2 Andrea started in the middle of the group, but before the end of lap 1 he was involved in a group crash and he moved back a lot. With a lot of grit, the Sicilian took the 19 laps of the race to make a great comeback that awarded him with the 10th place. With the results obtained, Adamo entered in the “top 10” as he finished 10th Overall. In the General Classification he lost one place and he is now in P7.

In MXGP Race 1 Alberto was in P18 after the first chaotic moments of the race. For the whole race the rider from Veneto could not try to get closer to the “top 10”, but thanks to a few overtakes he passed a lot of time in P15. Two laps from the end, however, a mistake on a jump causes him to break a wheel. Forced to slow down, he gives up numerous positions and finds himself 24th on the finish line. In Race 2 Alberto made a similar start to Race 1, as well as the progression to gain a position in the “top 20”. This time, though, the rider from Veneto did not make any mistakes and he finished the race in 16th position. With only 5 points gained, he entered the “top 20” Overall as he finished in P20. In the General Classification he is 14th at the moment.

With no weekends of stop, the FIM Motocross World Championship will move from Czech Republic to Belgium, at Lommel, the sand surfaced track that will host the GP of Flanders. The riders of the EMX250 will race too, so Federico Tuani #3 and Luca Ruffini #669 will be there.

Andrea Adamo # 80:“It was a weekend that didn’t meet expectations, after an excellent Saturday. Unfortunately in race 1during the second lap I received a stone from a driver in front of me which caused me some face cuts. In race 2 after a decent start in the ‘top 10’ I crashed and had to recover from 34th place.”