France and Spain Victorious at the 2022 Motocross of European Nations and Women’s Motocross of European Nations!

TALAVERA DE LA REINA (Spain) 9 October 2022 – The 2022 Motocross of European Nations has concluded in Talavera de la Reina as Team France and Team Spain were crowned this year’s champions in the MXoEN and WMXoEN categories!

The morning of the race began with an opening ceremony with speeches given by José Ramón Garcia Vice President of FIM Europe, Jesús Bermúdez President of Motoclub Talavera and Patricia Maskarova Infront Moto Racing’s MXoEN general manager who also handed a special plaque to Mr Jesús Bermúdez as thanks for organising such a fantastic event.

At the end of the opening ceremony, the national anthem of Spain was played before everyone shifted their focus onto the racing.

Each group rode a total of two races, as they fought for the highest positions, in order to take the least amount of points, with the worst result not being counted. The grand total was added up and the team with the least number of points were declared the winner!

 

In the first EMX125/EMX250 race the holeshot went to Team Italy’s Valerio Lata who was the leading rider for the first three laps of the race. Team Slovenia’s Jan Pancar briefly led before being pushed back as Team France’s Quentin-Marc Prugnieres took over first place as Team Spain’s Gerard Congost moved into second.  

Lata dropped back to fourth and then eventually did not finish the race due to a bike problem, while Prugnieres went on to win ahead of Pancar who fought back to second, while Congost and Anton Nordström Graaf of Team Sweden rounded out the top five.

In race two, it was Congost who took the holeshot ahead of Lata and Pancar, while Prugnieres started in fourth.

Congost led for six laps before being passed by Pancar, and then four laps later, the Spaniard was also passed by Prugnieres, as Lata dropped down the order to fifth where he eventually finished.

Pancar won the race ahead of Prugnieres, Congost and Nordström Graaf while Lata rounded out the top five in the group.

 

Main Photo: MXoEN Podium

Big Photo: EMX125/EMX250 Start

Small Photos: 1. Quentin-Marc Prugnieres 2. Jan Pancar

EMX125/EMX250 – Race 1 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Quentin Marc Prugnieres (FRA, Kawasaki), 29:41.479; 2. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), +0:00.603; 3. Gerard Congost (ESP, KTM), +0:23.112; 4. Anton Nordström Graaf (SWE, Yamaha), +0:50.887; 5. Francisco Garcia (ESP, GASGAS), +1:00.141; 6. Mathis Valin (FRA, GASGAS), +1:11.395; 7. Ferruccio Zanchi (ITA, Yamaha), +1:16.142; 8. Hakan Halmi (BUL, KTM), +1:18.500; 9. Luka Kunic (CRO, Yamaha), +1:22.979; 10. Sandro Lobo (POR, Yamaha), +1:28.573;

EMX125/EMX250 – Race 2 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 29:56.263; 2. Quentin Marc Prugnieres (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:09.193; 3. Gerard Congost (ESP, KTM), +0:18.867; 4. Anton Nordström Graaf (SWE, Yamaha), +0:27.026; 5. Valerio Lata (ITA, KTM), +0:28.075; 6. Hakan Halmi (BUL, KTM), +0:54.608; 7. Francisco Garcia (ESP, GASGAS), +1:14.240; 8. Luka Kunic (CRO, Yamaha), +1:17.572; 9. Ferruccio Zanchi (ITA, Yamaha), +1:22.912; 10. Sandro Lobo (POR, Yamaha), +1:23.598;

 

 

In EMX85 race one, the holeshot went to Team France’s Amaury Maindru with Team Italy’s Filippo Mantovani following closely behind in second. Team France’s Mano Faure started third, with Team Italy’s Nicolo Alvisi in fourth just behind.

A lap later, Alvisi passed Faure to move into third all while Mantovani was able to take over the lead from Maindru, but only for a lap, as the Frenchman got himself back into the lead by the fifth lap and maintained first until the end of the race.

By lap seven, Alvisi managed to get around Mantovani for second, but just three laps later was passed back by his fellow countryman. In the end, Maindru was the winner ahead of Mantovani, Alvisi, Faure and Juan Izaguirre of Tram Spain.

In race two, the holeshot went to Faure, as Mantovani and Maindru pushed the Frenchman from behind. The top three opened up a nice gap to the rest of the field, as they focused on the battle among each other.

By lap five, we saw a change for the lead as Mantovani was able to take control of the race, but the trio continued to battle for much of the race.

With two laps to go, Mantovani looked well in control, though Maindru was keen to push for the win from third on the final lap, though was not successful. In the end, Mantovani was the winner ahead of Faure and Maindru, while Viktor Leppälä of Team Finland and Enzo Badenas of Team Spain were in the top five.

   

Big Photo: EMX85 Start

Small Photos: 1. Filippo Mantovani 2. Amaury Maindru

EMX85 – Race 1 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Amaury Maindru (FRA, KTM), 24:09.143; 2. Filippo Mantovani (ITA, GASGAS), +0:01.130; 3. Nicolò Alvisi (ITA, GASGAS), +0:11.047; 4. Mano Faure (FRA, KTM), +0:12.389; 5. Juan Izaguirre (ESP, KTM), +0:42.970; 6. Simun Ivandic (CRO, GASGAS), +0:47.091; 7. Casper Lindmark (SWE, KTM), +0:49.992; 8. Lukas Osek (SLO, KTM), +0:53.903; 9. Dani Tsankov (BUL, Yamaha), +1:00.869; 10. Enzo Badenas Tejada (ESP, Husqvarna), +1:05.347;

EMX85 – Race 2 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Filippo Mantovani (ITA, GASGAS), 26:00.381; 2. Mano Faure (FRA, KTM), +0:03.312; 3. Amaury Maindru (FRA, KTM), +0:05.631; 4. Viktor Leppälä (FIN, KTM), +0:20.592; 5. Enzo Badenas Tejada (ESP, Husqvarna), +0:27.079; 6. Juan Izaguirre (ESP, KTM), +0:27.492; 7. Nicolò Alvisi (ITA, GASGAS), +0:27.818; 8. Vencislav Toshev (BUL, Husqvarna), +0:38.353; 9. Casper Lindmark (SWE, KTM), +0:41.036; 10. Simun Ivandic (CRO, GASGAS), +0:52.758;

MXoEN Overall Nations Top 5 Classification: 1. France 19pts, 2. Italy 34pts, 3. Spain 34pts, 4. Slovenia 63pts, 5. Bulgaria 72pts

 

In WMXoEN race one, it was Team Spain’s Gabriela Seisdedos and Daniela Guillen who got off to a strong start, with Seisdedos taking the holeshot. Team Netherland’s Lynn Valk was nestled in between the pair, before Guillen found her opportunity to get by both and take over the lead by the second lap.

After starting in the mid-field, Team Denmark’s Sara Andersen worked her way up the order and on lap six was in third behind Valk. But Guillen was in control around 12.521 seconds ahead of Valk who remained second.

In the end, Guillen took the race win ahead of Valk, Andersen, Team USA’s Jamie Astudillo and Malou Jakobsen of Team Denmark.

In the second race, it was Andersen who took the holeshot that time around with Valk, Guillen and Seisdedos just behind. Within the first two laps, the top three pulled away from the rest of the field, as Guillen passed Valk on lap three.

By lap six, Andersen began to fade which worked to Guillen’s advantage and just three laps later the Spaniard was able to pass for the lead. Guillen won the second race, taking a perfect 1-1 score for Team Spain, while Andersen crossed the line in second, putting Team Denmark on the third step of the podium, while third was Valk for Netherlands as the finished second overall on the podium and failed to defend their title this time.

Team Spain’s Daniela Guillen and Gabriela Seisdedos celebrated big with their team and local fans as they crossed the line as the 2022 Women’s Motocross of European Nations Champions!

   

Big Photo: WMXoEN Podium

Small Photos: 1. Daniela Guillen 2. Sara Andersen

WMXoEN - Race 1 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Daniela Guillen (ESP, KTM), 24:30.309; 2. Lynn Valk (NED, Yamaha), +0:22.099; 3. Sara Andersen (DEN, KTM), +0:30.597; 4. Jordan Jarvis (USA, Yamaha), +0:56.014; 5. Shana van der Vlist (NED, KTM), +0:58.472; 6. Gabriela Seisdedos (ESP, KTM), +0:59.537; 7. Malou Jakobsen (DEN, KTM), +1:00.403; 8. Martine Hugues (NOR, Honda), +1:13.579; 9. Giorgia Montini (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:28.873; 10. Mathea Seleboe (NOR, Yamaha), +1:30.969;

WMXoEN – Race 2 – Top 10 Classification: 1. Daniela Guillen (ESP, KTM), 25:46.195; 2. Sara Andersen (DEN, KTM), +0:18.089; 3. Lynn Valk (NED, Yamaha), +0:26.090; 4. Jordan Jarvis (USA, Yamaha), +0:41.352; 5. Shana van der Vlist (NED, KTM), +0:48.780; 6. Martine Hugues (NOR, Honda), +0:57.132; 7. Mathea Seleboe (NOR, Yamaha), +1:06.020; 8. Gabriela Seisdedos (ESP, KTM), +1:07.677; 9. Giorgia Montini (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:22.671; 10. Tyra Bäckström (SWE, GASGAS), +1:28.235;

WMXoEN – Overall Nations Top 5 Classification: 1. Spain 8pts, 2. Netherlands 10pts, 3. Denmark 12pts, 4. USA 19pts, 5. Norway 21 pts.

 

MOTOCROSS OF EUROPEAN NATIONS – TALAVERA DE LA REINA, SPAIN – QUICK FACTS:

Circuit length: 1620m

Type of ground: Hard Pack

Temperature: 28

Weather conditions: Sunny

Crowd Attendance: 2,000

 

All the photos from the Motocross of European Nations will be available HERE.

You can find the complete results HERE.

 

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