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First Lap Crashes Hinder Mitch Evans At The MXGP of Finland

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Photo of MX1 motocross rider Mitch Evans at the 2022 MXGP of Finland
Despite a disappointing day in Finland Mitch Evans still holds down 10th in the MX1 championship. Photo: @shotbybavo

Mitch Evans wasn’t able to put his practice and qualification speed into either of his two motos at the MXGP of Finland.

First lap crashes in each race ruined his chances of challenging for a podium place. Evans ended the day with a disappointing 14-20 scorecard.

The Australian had proved in every other session that he was a contender on this gruelling Hyvinkaa surface, but luck wasn’t on his side, and instead has to prepare himself for the final two rounds of the season where he’ll be once again aiming to be up there at the front of the field.

Photo of MX1 motocross rider Mitch Evans at the 2022 MXGP of Finland
Evans finished 14th and 20th after crashes on the opening lap of each moto. Photo: @shotbybavo

“Today was definitely not my day,” Evans lamented. “I felt good coming into the motos but things just didn’t work out for me. A crash on the first lap in race one ruined any chance of a good result there, as I was almost last by the time I remounted. I charged through to 14th but it definitely wasn’t what I was after. Then a similar story in race two. Obviously, I’m really disappointed with how it went but I’m still fit, and motivated to get things right in the final two rounds of the season.”

Evans will now head to St Jean D’Angely in France next weekend, for the penultimate round of the series and still hoping to get his first podium of the season.

Photo of MX1 motocross rider Mitch Evans at the 2022 MXGP of Finland
Evans will head to St Jean D’Angely in France next week still in search of his first podium. Photo: @shotbybavo

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