|Conrad Mewse shines at MXGP of Germany|
The Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee team travelled over to Teutschenthal, Germany, this past weekend. Arguably one of the most historic tracks on the Grand Prix schedule, Teutschenthal hosted round eleven of the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship. Conrad Mewse and Adam Sterry represented the squad on German soil.
Conrad Mewse was simply brilliant in time practice, as he recorded the third-fastest time and was so close to pole position. 0.093 separated him from the guy in first! A poor start hurt his chances of a podium result in the first moto, unfortunately, as he started twentieth and ended the first lap in sixteenth. What followed was simply mesmerising though; Mewse sliced through the field better than anyone else and set the fastest laps of the race en route to a brilliant seventh at the chequered flag. It was another glimpse of what he can truly do.
The second moto got off to another slow start, as he was outside of the top twenty once again. Mewse put his head down and charged to thirteenth at the chequered flag though. Eighth overall was where he was eventually ranked at the Grand Prix of Germany. The points that were gained helped him edge closer to the top fifteen in the championship as well.
Adam Sterry, the lone KTM 450 SX-F rider on Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee, had an unfortunate crash in race one and broke a metacarpal in his hand. Sterry will return home, undergo further examinations and then an update will be published in due course. Everyone at the team wishes Sterry the best in his recovery.
The Grand Prix of France, run at the old-school circuit of Lacapelle-Marival, is next on the agenda for Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee. The event will act as round twelve of the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Conrad Mewse: “The round started off well with P3 in qualifying. I felt really good on the track. It was technical and rutty, which is what I like. I did not get a very good start in the first moto and went off the track – I think I was twenty-seventh or twenty-eighth. I got my head down though and I felt like I rode really well. I was using different lines, made passes and almost felt the same as I did on the Saturday at the Motocross of Nations. The second race was a bit difficult; I caught my foot on a rut with two laps to go in moto one and twisted my knee and ankle. It was pretty sore for the second race. I did not get the best start and just tried to salvage what I could. Eighth overall was a good result and another step in the right direction.”
Roger Magee (Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee Team Owner): “Following last weekend’s performance at the MXoN, Conrad brought his ‘A’ game to Teutschenthal again with an excellent P3 in time practice – just 0.093 seconds off pole position – and his best qualifying of the year. In moto one, however, he spun off the mesh and was in P29 at the first sector timing some 29 seconds then behind the leading pack. His ride through the field was phenomenal picking off riders at will taking 10 seconds off his first lap gap to end up with P7 and 19 seconds off the winner. Moto two saw a slightly improved start, but not where he needed to be and he wasn’t able to match his earlier pace.”
“In the MXGP class, Adam Sterry had extremely bad luck by crashing and then landing on a concrete wall at the side of the track that hadn’t been covered by hay bales and has broken his hand this ending his 2021 racing.”