Watch out for Wouts

15 March 2017

Go Back Belgian MX2 champion Kevin Wouts made his Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship debut for the new Lombard Express Suzuki team at Culham but it turned out to be a day to forget for the 26-year-old.

We caught up with Kevin, who was also fifth in both last years EMX250 series and the Dutch MX1 championship, after hed notched up a 24th in the opening MX2 race following a collision with another rider that forced him to pit for running repairs.

Its hard at the moment, said. I dont have a good day so far. Its the first race of the year I cant do any pre-season races because Im coming back from a knee injury, I had an ACL done last year.

I wasnt ready to go for the pre-season so we decided to wait a little longer. So today is like the first race and all the stress is there and nothing is going as planned at the moment.

I need to get used to the competitors and how the system is working and also a bit to the bike because Im just a month on the bike now. Its going really bad today but Im sure give me like a month and things will click.

After team boss Neil Prince worked flat-out to replace damaged triple clamps and bar clamps cracked in the collision his team was heading to the start for race two when they noticed the radiator was leaking. Quick repairs werent quick enough and the holding area was closed by the time they returned.

All-in-all it wasnt the greatest of debuts for Kevin but with some extra bike time under his belt and a more favourable roll of the dice he could come out swinging at round two at Lyng on April 9.

Picture Elliot Spencer

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