European Motocross

Tough time for James Dunn

Tough time for James Dunn

GL12 Racing KTM’s James Dunn had a tough weekend at St Jean d’Angely in France as he put his two-stroke through its paces against a field of four-strokes at round six of the EMX250 championship.

Problems in qualification meant he had to transfer to the points-paying races via the LCQ which gave him a bad gate pick but he shrugged this off in Saturday’s opening race to finish 10th.

Heavy overnight rain turned Sunday morning’s second moto into a mud-race and he failed to score to end the weekend 17th overall.

“Qualifying on Saturday morning didn’t go as smoothly as we’d have liked to,” he said. “The very humid weather meant we were caught a bit off-guard making the bike run very rich which wasn’t helping me get the best feel for it and I didn’t put the best lap together. I ended up 20th and had to go into the LCQ race where I finished second giving me 32nd gate pick for the main races.

“Race one I had a good start in about 12th and I worked my way up to ninth. I had a good battle right down to the last lap but I just missed out, finishing 10th. After a lot of rain overnight in race two I had a terrible jump off the start and struggled with the conditions on the day to finish 22nd.”

With five rounds to go James sits 13th in the championship.