Copyright Ray Archer

The team looked forward to Holland, Taylor and Wilson went out early to Belgium with our Belgian mechanic George, both riders were feeling positive coming into the weekend. Our main mechanic Jordan was out with COVID, so our young mechanic Adam was mechanic for Taylor and team manager Steve Dixon stepped in for Wilson.

Qualifying went well for Wilson, he qualified 9th, but if he had put his best sectors together would have easily been top 5, so this gave a good indication for the weekend. Tayor qualified in 23rd.

In Race 1, Wilson came through from the start in about 4th, although this top 5 position was short-lived, perhaps due to lack of intensity experience over the last month since the surgery. He dropped back to around 7th. Sticking with the front guys for the rest of the race, he managed to finish in 6th. Taylor started in around 18th, and then a small crash, but then came through to 16th. After another small mistake dropping back to 27th, then a small bit of plastic got wedged into the wheel, temporarily causing the brakes to not work properly. He crashed through the spectator barrier, dislocated his wrist, and sustained a broken arm, which realistically has put Taylor out for a good 8 weeks.  

Race 2, another good start for Wilson coming through in the top 10. He went to make a pass for 7th but had a small crash, but due to the location came off the circuit and lost a large amount of time trying to get back onto the circuit. He eventually finished in 12th position, which combined from the 6th from the first race would give him 9th overall, just a few points shy of the top 5. Had he not had the small mistake in race two this was a real possibility. We now head to Loket, also for round 1 of the Women’s World Championship. Courtney is currently in Belgium practicing with George, and will head to Loket this weekend. 

Wilson Todd
Qualifying – 9
Race 1 – 6
Race 2 – 12
Overall – 9
Taylor Hammal
Qualifying – 23
Race 1 – 34
Race 2 – 33
Overall – 34

MX2 Championship Standings
12th Wilson Todd – 66 points
25th Taylor Hammal – 10 points