Dylan Walsh heads into MXGP of Lommel- home track and excited

Dylan Walsh heads into MXGP of Lommel- home track and excited

Dylan Walsh heads into MX2 Round 14 of 18 at MXGP of Belgium this weekend, home track in the deep sands of Lommel a circuit standing the history of GP racing for over 4 decades.

Dylan Walsh MXGP of Loket Photo Credit: MX July

So much so, historical records place Lommel circuit as the pinnacle of MXoN (then named Trophy Des Nations) USA vs Europe rivalry with Team USA beating the European National Team, Belgium back in 1981. The win marked the beginning of America’s winning streak in MXoN for the next 13 years.

And, even then, through to present day Lommel sands are regarded as the toughest test of rider skill, focus and stamina as sand specialist and multi-GP winner at Lommel Antonio Cairoli states:

Cairoli: ‘“I like Lommel a lot. It gets really rough and that makes a big difference for the riders. I enjoy the difficult side of riding, when the circuit gets really tough and you have to pick your lines and think a little more than you might have to on a hard-pack track”‘.

Dylan Walsh is super excited to race at Lommel this weekend. Having taken best result of season in Qualifying Race at MXGP of Loket last weekend, #53 has made huge strides in debut MX2 year, not to mention holding Red Plate in Maxxis British MX Championship with 2 Rounds to go.

#53: ‘5th in Qualifying Race was wicked! I started 6th and battled for 3rd majority of the time but made I small mistake so came home in 5th’.

Dylan Walsh MXGP of Loket Photo Credit: MX July

‘I had a good gate pick but I gambled both starts and it didn’t pay off for me. But I was coming through the pack which I was happy about’.

‘Race two I made a lot of passes at the start but unfortunately ended up going down which didn’t help at all but I was happy with my riding’.

Standing 8 points shy of Revo Husqvarna UK Team-mate Alvin Ostland in MX2 Overall, and with reverse standings in Maxxis British MX Championship – Walsh 12 points ahead of Ostland in 2nd- 2019 race season is turning into a beauty for #53.

MXGP of Belgium schedule: Q Race Sunday 3.00am NZ time, R1 Sunday 11.00pm, R2 2.00am Monday.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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