Chimay (Belgium), 27 August 2017. Belgium defending BeNeCup champion Kevin Vieillevoye has won the 8th round of the 2017 BeNeCup Supermoto championship in the Inter/Prestige class at the legendary racetrack of Chimay in the South of Belgium.
In the timed practice on Sundaymorning it was Degasoline Motorsport rider Romain Kaivers who set the fastest time before Jean-Marc Gaillard. KTM rider Ashley Barber completed the top three in the qualification, while Kevin Vieillevoye didn’t get further than 7th place. In the first race of the Inter/Prestige class it was English/Belgium KTM rider Ashley Barber who took a start to finish win, the first of his career. Second place was for Kevin Vieillevoye who came from 5th place at the start. TM rider Romain Kaivers finished in third position and completed the podium in the first race. Wouter Straver was the best Dutch rider in seventh place. In the second race it was Kevin Vieillevoye who took the victory after a close battle with fellow countryman Sebastien Bouillon who made an mistake at the end of the race and finished in 4th place at the finishline. Second place was for Ashley Barber in front of Romain Kaivers who took third place in the second race of the day. Honda rider Wouter Straver was again the fastest Dutchman in 6th position. With his second and first place, Kevin Viellevoye took the overall victory before Ashley Barber and Romain Kaivers who the last spot on the podium. Best Dutch rider in the Inter/Prestige class was Wouter Straver with a 6th place overall.
The superfinal at the end of the long raceday was also won by Kevin Viellevoye in front of Ashley Barber and Romain Kaivers. Dutch Husqvarna rider John Boot was the best Dutchman in this final.
The Euro class was won by Dean Hiller in front of championship leader Koen Roos and Nicolas Charlier. Best Dutch rider in the Euro class was John Boot who finished in 4th place overall before Robin Heeringa and Thieu Tausch.
The National class in Chimay was the domain of the Belgium riders. Kevin Meyan was the overall winner with a second and first place in the races, just in front of Sebastien Jamar. Jerome Panozzo completed the podium of the National class. Best Dutch rider in the BeNeCup A group was Honda rider Luc Attema with a 12th position overall. The B group was won by Ken Ansloos followed by Dutch riders Freek Huisman and Bram Tausch.
The next race of the BeNeCup will be in the weekend of 16/17 September in Battice-Herve, Belgium.
All results can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1449932