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Henry Jacobi on the podium in Loket but Adam Sterry steals the show

Henry Jacobi on the podium in Loket but Adam Sterry steals the show

Adam Sterry

Both Henry Jacobi and Adam Sterry did the F&H Racing Team proud at round 13 of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Heading into the Czech Republic GP at Loket, Jacobi was feeling good after clinching the Dutch Masters of Motocross MX2 title the week before and he once again was in the thick of the action on the challenging Loket circuit, bringing home his second world championship podium of 2019.

But it was Welshman Sterry who reached a new career-high, racing to a second-place as the chequers dropped on race two in the Czech Republic.

Race One

The weekend started well for Jacobi as he had a strong third in the qualifying race which meant he went into the main races on Sunday feeling good.

When the gate dropped, Jacobi good a good start on his Kawasaki as he was sat in fourth with Sterry further down the pecking order but still in a strong 10th.

The top four stayed reasonably close until around the halfway point in the race when Vialle and Vlaanderen collided, promoting Jacobi into second and that’s where he finished.

It was a strong moto for the German and meant he had a good shot of an overall podium. As for Sterry, he made progress on a difficult and bumpy circuit eventually finishing sixth – a strong race as he looked at home on the tough old school track.

Race Two

Both F&H Kawasaki riders were very well placed at the start of the second moto – both in the top five. Jacobi was sat in a strong third with Sterry two places further behind in fifth.

After 10 minutes of racing, Jacobi passed Vialle to put the German in a strong second spot. Further back, Sterry was riding with a really good flow and found his way past Vialle and Vlaanderen into third. It wasn’t long before Sterry found himself on the back of his team-mate and with two laps to go, the Brit made the move on his team-mate and ended up second, the best moto of his MX2 career.

Unfortunately for Sterry, he just missed a podium by a point but still a fantastic weekend in the Czech Republic.

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