Puzar moves up in championship standings


Overall the European GP raced at Francorchamps in Spa, Belgium was a difficult round for most of Yamaha’s top 125 riders. Alessandro Puzar was the only one to improve his championship position, while Luigi Seguy failed to capitalize on his strong qualifying performance. Carl Nunn had an off-weekend all together with no points to add to his tally. Belgium Patrick Caps came one point short to Grant Langston who claimed the GP victory with 35 points.

Heat 1 - A. Puzar –6th / L. Seguy – 12th / F. Vialle – 13th /
B. Jorgensen - 17th / C. Nunn - DNF

Luigi Seguy was looking very competitive all weekend and qualified in a strong second position after pole sitter James Dobb. In the first heat he only managed to score three points though due to a crash in the opening lap. “The fall damaged my exhaust pipe pretty badly. Any points are important though so I tried hard to move up through the field to salvage as many points as I could.”
Alessandro Puzar rode a similar race to Seguy, but was able to pass many more riders to finish in sixth. ”I started in about 20th position. Passing riders was easy in the beginning, but Jeff Dement gave me a tough time and because of that I lost touch with the riders in front of him.”
Carl Nunn had a disastrous weekend. “I had an average start and then tangled with Mike Brown. Towards the end I touched with Frederic Vialle and went down again. I was not feeling good at all, so decide to call it a day.”

Heat 2 - A. Puzar – 4th / L. Seguy – 7th / B. Jorgensen – 16th /
C. Nunn – DNF

The second heat was raced in wet conditions caused by a heavy rainstorm. Puzar was hoping for a podium but could not fend off GP winner Grand Langston. ”I caught a great start and managed to get third position. The pace of guys in front was too fast for me and I tried hard to resist Langston for a long time but I finally had to give in.”
Seguy found himself at the tail of the field and again set out to on a recovery mission. He was rewarded with nine points. The top Yamaha rider however lost one position in the championship and is now in fifth.
More frustration was there for Carl Nunn.” I got out of the gate really good but messed up my second gear. Many riders went passed and I was about 12th. Things got worse though when my rear brake stuck on and I pulled in to have it fixed. When I re-entered the race I crashed a few time. I am not very impressed with my performance today.”