Courtesy of Youthstream Media Service Team
F&H Kawasaki rider Adam Sterry made big progress in Lommel last weekend and is finally starting to show more of the form many expected from him. The British rider started the weekend with a very solid performance in the Saturday qualification race. The Kawasaki rider was more than pleased with his start to the weekend.
“It was the most solid day of the season for me so far,” Sterry said. “I show good speed all day and I was really happy with the second position in the timed practice session; I didn’t get such a good start in the qualifying race but made my way to sixth, not so far from Vlaanderen. To be honest I felt I had a little bit more speed, but I didn’t really see where I could pass him and sixth is OK for a qualifying race; it would have been stupid to take risks and crash and hopefully I can improve my starts tomorrow. I’m just happy to be making advances; the team is doing a great job on the bike and we can work closer together since I moved to the Netherlands three months ago. Sand has always been my favourite; the more difficult the track, the more excited I am.”
Sterry then finished ninth overall on the Sunday, and while it wasn’t where he wanted to finish, it was at least consistent with 8-9 scores for the two races. With the burning heat caused everyone minor problems, it was a mistake in the start of the second moto cost him dearly.
“With the speed I had this weekend the results could have been even better, but it’s been a decent weekend and we are taking it one step at a time; we’ve been advancing each weekend since I got back on the bike. In the first race I had a pretty good start in the top ten, but in the second one I hit the gate as someone next to me anticipated the start and it is difficult not to react also in such circumstances; I was nearly last and used so much energy in the first ten minutes to pass people that I had nothing left to catch Vlaanderen and Mewse in the last part of the race. It was a solid weekend – I’m happy with that – and something to build on again; I’m happy to be back near the front, where I belong.”
Now onto Switzerland and another chance to get his name higher up the MX2 points standings. While he is 14th in the current points, there are not that many points between Sterry and 10th place in the championship.