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EMX, LIQUI MOLY MXGP OF GERMANY - Teutschenthal, GERMANY, 2 Junio 2024

Another victory for Mathis Valin in Germany

Bud Racing Kawasaki's Mathis Valin retained the red plate of the series points-leader and extended his lead in the FIM European EMX250 Championship with his second consecutive series victory at Teutschenthal in Germany.

The calm and collected teenager maintained his concentration throughout the second moto of the weekend after intermittent showers had created highly demanding track conditions. He made a neat inside pass for the lead on lap two after rounding turn one third and remained unruffled when challenged for the lead in the sticky conditions to take the chequered flag second. Within minutes of the finish he was awarded the win as a result of a penalty for a rule-infringement by his rival. The moto victory, together with fifth in Saturday afternoon's first moto, also ensured overall victory - his second consecutive win in the series - and he has extended his lead in the championship to twenty-six points heading to Latvia next weekend. Kawasaki also retains the lead in the Manufacturers' Championship.
Mathis Valin: This morning my goal was to have a podium result, but in the end, as Lata got a penalty, I won the GP. For sure I don’t like to win that way, but it’s good for the championship! I showed my speed again today and I did my best as always; the track was rough but I got a better start today and that was necessary in these conditions. I took the lead, but when Lata passed me I made a couple of mistakes and had to ride more calmly to finish second. Next up is Latvia; I won there last year in the 125s and I like this track so let’s go!"
Bud teammate Benjamin Garib secured his best result of the season with eighth overall as he persevered in the demanding conditions of race two, avoiding mistakes to push forward from an initial thirteenth to his second ninth-placed finish of the weekend. The Chilean is now sixteenth in the points standings.
Benjamin Garib: "I can take a lot of positives from this weekend. The second moto was muddy, and that is not what I am best at, but I made it happen; I was happy with my riding and stayed on two wheels. Latvia is a new track for me but I'm excited after two solid motos this weekend.”