Josiah Natzke on Lommel- Throwback Josh Coppins MXGP 2010 Lommel

Josiah Natzke on Lommel- Throwback Josh Coppins MXGP 2010 Lommel

NZ’s Josiah Natzke gears up for the final 2 Rounds of MX Euro in what has been an experience of a life-time in his Motocross career racing under KTM Junior Factory Team in Europe.

Photo Credit: MXGP

Photo Credit: MXGP

Natzke always aware of the opportunity he has to learn from the World’s best Motocross racers, Stefan Everts and Ben Townley makes clear he is a different person and different racer having spent the past months living and competing in EMX 125cc Championship Series.

Following the path set no less than 15 years ago with Josh Coppins and Ben Townley achieving MXGP success in their Professional MX careers, Josiah likens the whole experience to learning how to improve, learning how to reflect on what didn’t work and learning to always keep an open mind.

Throwback to Josh Coppins, 2010 MXGP Lommel, Coppins (Aprilia) raced the gruelling sands of Lommel putting in a performance not matched since.

Josh Coppins Archive: ‘”This weekend we proved that the Aprilia has the reliability to withstand the toughest conditions as well as be competitive in the sand. I took too long to get going in the first moto and should have been more aggressive but once I found my rythym I put in some strong laps but ran out of time to make a move on Swanepoel and Dedycker”‘.

Archive: Josh Coppins 2010 MXGP Lommel

Archive: Josh Coppins 2010 MXGP Lommel

Josh: ‘” I had no rear brake after my crash in the second moto which actually helped me to ride smooth and keep my speed and try to flow in the corners. The tighter turns were a little more difficult but once I figured them out I found some good lines and was amazed at how fast I reeled the guys in. I made two awesome passes on the last lap to finish 8th so I’m really happy with this result. This gives me a lot of motivation for the next GP’s, especially Lierop.”’

Given Natzke’s determination to keep improving, EMX 125cc Round 7 at Lommel, Belgium offers the opportunity to see how far he has progressed.

Josiah: ‘I’m actually looking forward to see how much I’ve improved from the last sand race where I finished 10th/12th. I’ve put quite a lot of effort into my sand riding. I get to go racing, have some fun in the sand, do a bit of dancing and see how I’ve progressed really’.

EMX 125cc Round 7: Lommel August 1st, 2nd

Words: Sharon Cox


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