Den Dungen – 9 July 2017, Last weekend the 6th round of the 2017 BeNeCup Supermoto championship was held on racetrack “De Brand” in Den Dungen, The Netherlands. The racetrack, which was located in an industrial area, was perfectly prepared by the organization with two heavy off-road sections, fast corners and long straights. With more than 130 riders and warm weather conditions, the spectators alongside the track watch some very exiting races. In the fastest Inter/Prestige class, it was home rider Devon Vermeulen who took the overall victory with a first and second place in the races. The Superfinal at the end of the race day was also won by Honda rider Devon Vermeulen.
In the first race Devon Vermeulen took the hole shot into the first tight corner, never to be seen back by his opponents. With more than a ten second lead he crossed the finish line in first place. Second place was for English KTM rider Ashley Barber followed by his fellow countryman Oliver Pope who completed the top three in the first race. Championship leader Kevin Vieillevoye had a crash at the start and had to restart from the back of the field. The fast Belgium rider showed he is not the leader for nothing and finished in fourth place. At the start of the second race Vieillevoye took revenge with the hole shot. The KTM rider was able to set very fast straight from the start leaving the others behind. Devon Vermeulen who started in third, but soon passed Oliver Pope, tried to close the gap towards Vieillevoye but in this second race he couldn’t match the pace and had to settle for second place in front of Englishman Oliver Pope who completed the podium in Den Dungen.
In the Euro class it was championship leader Koen Roos who took the victory with two race wins. In second place it was Frenchman Boris Lienard who arrived in the morning straight from the French championship in Magny-Cours to ride in Den Dungen. Third and last place on the Euro podium was for Belgium APS Husqvarna rider Alain Thiran.
In the National class it was Husqvarna rider Florian Geraerts who set the fastest time in front of Kevin Meyan and Cedric Schmidt. In the first race Geraerts took the lead before championship leader Francois Corman. In the second lap disaster struck for the leader when he crashed with a high speed into a post next to the track. The race was stopped immediately by the race director and Geraerts was given the necessary medical assistance. When the track was clear, the race restarted. The restarted race was won by Francois Corman. Also the second race of the National class was won Francois Corman who extended his lead in the championship. Second on the podium was Antoine Renard with alongside him Kevin Meyan. Best Dutch rider in the National class was Nicky Zoontjes who had a home race this weekend,
In the Ladies Cup, Austrian rider Kim Adlhart took the overall victory with two solid wins. Second place on the podium was for Lesley Keizer. Susan Denkers completed the podium of the Valimax Ladiescup.
All results of the event can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1424086
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