Anton Gole shines in Germany
JWR Yamaha Racing
June 24th, 2019
The tenth round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship was run at Teutschenthal, Germany, over the weekend. JWR Yamaha Racing were out in full force at the event once again, with four riders packed in the blue tent. Teutschenthal is a circuit that has been kind to each rider in the past, so hopes were certainly high entering the Grand Prix of Germany.
It was Anton Gole, who has shown flashes of potential at points this season, who really shined in the points-paying motos at Teutschenthal, as he put his YZ450F into the top fifteen and made his presence known. A fifteenth in race one was a superb start, but he bettered that when the conditions deteriorated in race two on Sunday afternoon. Thirteenth was his ranking in the last encounter and the overall classification as well. The fourteen points that were gained helped him jump up into twenty-fifth in the series standings.
Vsevolod Brylyakov joined his teammate in the points in each race but had to work hard to get there. After overcoming a handful of battles, he eventually took a nineteenth and a seventeenth for eighteenth overall. Brylyakov now runs twenty-third in the series standings, just one point ahead of Kevin Strijbos. Strijbos had high hopes for the Grand Prix of Germany, especially after qualifying in fifteenth, but unfortunately fell ill on race day and was unable to compete in moto two.
The fourth rider on the JWR Yamaha Racing team, Tim Edberg, gained some momentum before the lengthy break, as he scored points in both EMX250 races yet again. Edberg reached the chequered flag in twentieth each time and therefore secured twenty-third overall. Twenty-seventh is the spot that he holds in the series standings with two EMX250 rounds left to run.
The Grand Prix of Czech Republic is the next stop for JWR Yamaha Racing, as the squad will not be travelling to the Indonesian stops on the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar. Domestic rounds in Sweden will be tackled by the four riders prior to racing at Loket at the end of July.
Vsevolod Brylyakov: "It was a very challenging and difficult track this weekend! I was nineteenth and seventeenth place in races one and two for eighteenth overall. Obviously, I am far from being happy about my riding and the results show that too! I am still searching for a better and more comfortable feeling, but there are also so many positive things…
"After a tough two years, where I did not even hit a mid-season mark with huge injuries, I am here, racing, building my confidence from race-to-race and have highlights of speed. Now we will have a break with MXGP, as we are not going to Indonesia, and next for us will be the Czech Republic. I have time for a little break to regroup and put work in to get myself better and stronger for the upcoming MXGP rounds."
Anton Gole: "This weekend was a big step in the right direction. I made two small crashes in the qualifying race, but today was a great day. I had two good starts and two solid motos. Today I battled inside the top fifteen in both motos and I feel like I belong there, so that was just awesome."