No joy for Yamaha in Luxembourg


It was disappointment for Yamaha at round 14 of the MX125 championship in Luxembourg on Saturday at the 2000m Folkendange circuit, although a fourth place finish for Luigi Seguy in the day’s second moto and the return to the saddle of long-term injury victim Carl Nunn did at least provide some cheer.

Heat 1: C. Nunn – 10th / B. Jorgensen – 12th / S. Breugelmans – 13th / L. Seguy– DNF

Luigi Seguy fought back from a woeful start gaining many places and looked well set before his problems started. “I got a bad start,” said a frustrated Seguy. ”I was in about 15th place, but then slowly got past several riders. By the second lap I was already up to fourth and making up ground very quickly on Brown who was leading. However on lap nine I had a small technical problem that stopped my motor. It is a shame because I know I could have caught Brown and won the race.”

Carl Nunn was just happy to be racing again after a six-week absence through injury and he finished the first moto in a creditable tenth place. “ I went riding in the week and felt ok, but I didn’t expect to do much today.” said the gutsy Briton. “I came here to get some consistent laps in and time on the track. I knew it would be a struggle and my arms were really pumped at the end, but after so long out, tenth is all I could ask for. I got an average start and just moved up slowly.”

Brian Jorgensen finished down in 12th place after struggling with ‘arm-pump’ again. “My start wasn’t good,” admitted the Dane. “My arms pumped up really early and I felt that I would really have to grit my teeth and go for whatever I could get. The track is very bad for passing and I had to take big risks passing other riders.”

Heat 2 : L. Seguy – 4th / B. Jorgensen – 11th / C. Nunn – 17th

Luigi Seguy rode a brilliant race after another bad start in the second moto. The Frenchman, who still lies fourth in the overall world championship standings, came back from dead last to finish in an incredible fourth place. “I have ridden really well this weekend,” said Seguy. ”Had I not had those problems in the first race I think I could have won and second time out, I collided with some riders at the start which meant I was last at the end of the first lap. I felt as though I was the fastest rider on this track and the fact that I came through to fourth in the second moto gives me great motivation for the next race.”

Carl Nunn wasn’t so lucky. Another bad start and a couple of small falls cost him any chance of adding to his points haul on his return. “I wanted two top ten finishes and getting 17th is like not finishing at all,” said the ever-honest Nunn. ”I crashed twice and that was just stupid. I just didn’t ride well and the time I have had away is no excuse.”

Brain Jorgensen finished in 11th place although his problems with the dreaded ‘arm-pump’ cost him dearly again. “I felt good for the first half,” explained Jorgensen. “Then the arms started hurting again. I don’t really know why. Maybe I have just over-trained.”