Crawford describes Dutch GP as the worst conditions he’s raced

News 11 Mar 2020

Crawford describes Dutch GP as the worst conditions he’s raced

Australian salvages 12th overall at Valkenswaard.

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Queenslander Nathan Crawford has described last weekend’s MXGP of the Netherlands at Valkenswaard as the worst conditions he’s ever raced in his career.

The MX2 World Championship rookie battled his way through the rain-soaked deep sand, mustering up a 17-11 scorecard for 12th overall.

The Team Honda 114 Motorsports rider is thankful to make it through the weekend unscathed after suffering multiple heavy crashes, the tough circuit claiming a number of riders over the two days.

“It was a tough weekend again,” Crawford admitted. “The weather isn’t playing into our favour at the moment and the track was super-gnarly. These were definitely the worst conditions I’ve ever ridden and it’s obviously a big adjustment for me.

“At least I go away from the weekend healthy and with no injuries. I had a couple of big crashes this weekend so I was pretty happy to walk away from them. Every time I ride my CRF250R I’m learning new things about bike setup and I definitely know where I belong in the race results so I’ll keep working and try again.”

The next MXGP round is scheduled for 19 April in Spain after the Argentinian stop was postponed.


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