The JWR Report: Sweden

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JWR Yamaha Racing finally got to experience a home Grand Prix over the weekend, as round sixteen of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship was held at the spectacular Swedish circuit of Uddevalla. A total of 22,000 fans flocked to the circuit to catch a glimpse of the JWR awning and the four riders, including the home heroes like Anton Gole and Tim Edberg.

Kevin Strijbos was the star at the Grand Prix of Sweden, as his recent progress was evident in both premier-class motos. A poor gate pick, after ending seventeenth in qualifying, did not make it too easy on him, but he persevered and made multiple passes to secure ninth in moto one. The second moto was identical, as he charged forwards yet again and took another ninth. Eighth overall, a season-best finish, was his final ranking, so there was a reason to celebrate beneath the JWR Yamaha Racing awning.

Vsevolod Brylyakov was also impressive, as he too charged forwards in both motos to secure a sixteenth and a thirteenth in the two motos. Those finishes left him in fourteenth overall and tied on points with his teammate, Anton Gole, who took exactly the same moto scores in the two races. Gole was sixteenth overall on the day.

The fourth rider beneath the JWR Yamaha Racing tent, EMX250 rider Tim Edberg, also delivered in front of his home fans, as a tenth and a fifteenth in the motos put him in fourteenth overall on the day. The EMX250 term is now complete and Edberg secured twenty-second in the final championship standings. The tenth in moto one at the Grand Prix of Sweden was actually his best finish of the season.

The JWR Yamaha Racing team thoroughly enjoyed meeting the countless Swedish fans across the weekend and would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Kevin Strijbos: "Yeah, it was a good day. Yesterday was just horrible. I did not have a good feeling on the track and bike. We changed suspension for warm up and it was way better. My reaction time on the start was really good but, because I was too far on the outside, I could not take a better start. I still managed to push both motos pretty good from the start until the finish, so I was happy. I think it was needed for myself and for the team. All the riders did great in the team's home MXGP, which is always good."

Vsevolod Brylyakov: "Coming to this weekend, which is probably my final round this year, I wanted to do good results. I have some great memories from here. I was looking forward to it and the qualifying race made me even more confident. I was super motivated coming into Sunday but struggled with the starts all weekend and had to fight forward. I just had a small crash in moto one and could only come back to sixteenth. I was a little bit disappointed with that, but the second moto was much better. Overall, I finished the season on a high note. There are now two Swedish rounds left and then the Motocross of Nations, so I am looking forward to enjoying those."

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