Motocross

Luke Styke 17th at Sevlievo

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Kemea Yamaha Racing's Luke Styke continued his steep learning curve racing the 2014 MX2 World Motocross Championships at a very tough Sevlievo circuit for the Grand Prix of Bulgaria on Sunday.

Sevlievo was under grey clouds and incessant rain during the days before the MXGP paddock rolled into town but the watering helped to soften the hard-pack. The effect on the track made the fast and hilly layout more technical and tacky but also extremely rough.

Australia's Styke had a good day during Saturday's qualification race, finishing in a solid 12th position.

Styke raced to a 15th place finish in moto one on Sunday after spending the entire moto battling for position after injuring his wrist due to a rough landing from a jump.

He then got a good start in the second race completing the first lap in 13th position. Unfortunately his sore wrist left him riding tight, with Styke going on to finish the second moto in 16th position.

"Saturday went good for me. I had a good feeling on the track and finished 12th." Styke explained.

"On Sunday it was more difficult. The first moto I was in 15th for pretty much the whole race. On a jump I hurt my wrist a little and after that I rode tight and cautious so as to not to hit the wrist again.

"In the second race I was riding tight once more to finish 16th."

Overall for the round Styke finished in 17th position and currently sits in 19th position in the MX2 Championship standings.

"Back to Belgium now and we will continue to work hard for the next race." Styke concluded.

Top Image: Luke Styke in action in Bulgaria

Credit: Yamaha Racing

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