Top nine results for Quentin and Eddie in Germany, Another double win in France for Amandine

Team 9MM Energy Drink BUD Racing Kawasaki’s moved from France to Germany for another round of the European Championship, and Quentin Marc Prugnières continues to impress with two consistent races while Eddie Wade got his best result of the season. Hundreds of kilometres away, Amandine Verstappen remains unbeaten in the French Women series.

Tenth behind the gate Quentin started the first moto eighth but he was already into the top-six on the second lap and kept pushing to narrowly miss the moto podium with a fourth position. On Sunday morning two incidents with other riders in the second moto cost him his realistic shot at the podium; down in eighteenth place on the opening lap he battled throughout the twenty-five-minute-plus-two-lap race to take the chequered flag eighth. This secured sixth place overall, narrowly missing the podium, and he is now eighth, just twenty-one points from third, in an even-tighter battle in the series standings.

His teammate Eddie Jay Wade held seventh for several laps in the first moto before a slip dropped him to thirteenth, the position in which he took the chequered flag. A top-ten start in race two was an excellent base to equal his best result of the season with sixth place at the finish, just seventeen seconds down on the winner. Ninth overall over the weekend the English youngster has leapt to fourteenth in the series points standings.

Once more Amandine Verstappen had no rivals in the Women French series, as she was two seconds faster than her rivals in the timed practice session and then won both races more than twenty seconds ahead of the other girls.

Quentin Marc Prugnières: “Overall it was another positive weekend, I just need to get better starts and be more aggressive during the first few laps to get a podium. In the first race I made a big mistake in a rut mid-race which cost me two positions and then the second race was more difficult as my start was not so good; I recovered some positions in the first corner but before the second turn another rider pushed me outside the track and I lost several positions! When I was coming back through the pack a rider crashed in front of me and I hit his bike; it was frustrating to again lose time. My speed was good but I can’t be happy with this race as everyone – me, the team, my family – expects more and I will now work in the sand to prepare for the next round at Lommel.

Eddie Jay Wade: “The times were really close in Qualifying so I was happy with eighth and I was very good off the start in race one but the rider in front of me went through a puddle so I had to throw off my goggles. In the second moto I worked my way from tenth to sixth; I got a bit tight towards the end but we’re learning all the time and we’ll keep working.

Amandine Verstappen: “I had a lot of fun riding on this fast track with many jumps, first time we visited this track at Millières. It just took me three laps in the first race to take the lead, then I won both races with a good margin over my rivals, a perfect weekend!

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