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Reisulis Powers GYTR Kitted YZ125 to Brilliant Podium Finish in Italy

Reisulis Powers GYTR Kitted YZ125 to Brilliant Podium Finish in Italy

MJC Yamaha Official EMX125’s Karlis Reisulis made a welcomed return to the podium at the second round of the EMX125 Championship in Pietramurata, Italy. The 16-year-old Latvian stormed through the field in both races to finish second overall with a 3-2 scorecard. 

A frantic start to the opening EMX125 race saw van Erp go down, as Reisulis and Zanchi narrowly avoided the carnage to make up the top-10. After setting a great lap in qualifying, Reisulis showed incredible speed and precision as he charged from a ninth-place start to a third-place finish. At the same time, the Polesitter, Zanchi, crashed on the opening lap and was landed on by another rider. Fortunately, the young Italian was not hurt in the incident, although his bike was too damaged to continue.

After two crashes in the first two laps, Van Erp put in a spirited charge from the back of the pack to finish 11th.

In the second race of the weekend, Reisulis put in another awe-inspiring ride through the pack from outside the top-10. He eventually finished second. As a result, the 16-year-old Latvian lifted a podium trophy on the second step of the box and moved up into third position in the Championship Standings. 
Bouncing back from the drama of race one, van Erp powered his GYTR kitted YZ125 to a much better start but made a small mistake and fell back to 18th on lap 4. Determined to finish the weekend positively, the young Dutchman got hard on the throttle and impressively powered his way through the field to finish in fourth position. 
Mistakes and crashes proved costly for MJC Yamaha’s youngest rider, Zanchi. Another challenging start in race two left the 15-year-old Italian brawling through the pack, and with limited line choice, the ‘73’ fought hard to finish 11th. 
After a weekend of mixed emotions, van Erp was classified sixth overall, while Zanchi was 17th. All three MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 riders are inside the top-10 in the EMX125 Championship Standings. Reisulis is third, Van Erp is seventh and Zanchi is 10th. 
The EMX125 series now travels to the home of Reisulis with the third round set to take place in Kegums, Latvia, on April 23rd and 24th.  
For full results from the EMX round of Trentino, click here. 

Karlis Reisulis

2nd EMX125 Championship round of Trentino, 42-points

“I don’t have too much to say. Of course, it’s good to be on the podium, but like my team manager says, we just need to take it step-by-step, and keep improving. I look forward to the next round in Latvia!”