Solid sand test for Gonçalves

Both of the ICE1Racing riders Xavier Boog and Rui Gonçalvesparticipated this weekend to the Dutch series raced in Oldebroek. Gonçalves had solid two heats, in which he finished fifth and fourth. Boog struggled with his twisted ankle in the first heat and was forced to stand by in the second. The next GP will be raced in Valkenswaard in ten days on Monday April 1st.
Ten days prior the next GP which will be raced in Valkenswaard on Easter Monday, many of the top MX1 riders took part in the Dutch series raced in Oldebroek today. Both Xavier Boog and Rui Gonçalves wanted to test their speed on sand before the first GP of the season on the European soil. The conditions in Oldebroek were very cold as the top riders started the race this morning, yet both ICE1Racing riders were able to get good starts in the first heat and they were leading the race after the holeshot.

“Today served as a great test race for the GP in Valkenswaard and we were able to test a few new settings in race conditions. Rui was able to get solid rounds and a great practice prior the Easter event on sand”, commented the team manager Antti Pyrhönen after the race.

Rui Gonçalves finished fifth in the first heat which was won by Evgeny Bobryshev RUS (Honda), followed byJeremy van Horebeek NED (Kawasaki) and Tanel Leok EST (Honda).

In the second heat Gonçalves was fourth behind Evgeny Bobryshev, Tanel Leok and Jeremy van Horebeek.

Boog twists his ankle

Xavier Boog, who injured his ankle slightly in the Qatar GP, twisted it again in the first moto in Oldebroek. The ankle was examined before the Dutch Championship race and was healing well allowing Boog to practice this week in Belgium. Boog was forced to sit back the second moto of the day and the ankle will be examined again on Monday.

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