23 year old MX1 GP regular, Jeremy Van Horebeek answered his country's call to take a one-off ride on a Kawasaki KX250F for this race, the world championship between national teams from all over the world, and put in two superb rides to finish seventh each time against larger machinery and lay the foundations for his country's success, their first since 2004.
He was joined on the podium by Alessandro Lupino of Team CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit who also put in two scoring rides for his country on a Kawasaki KX250F as Italy took third place on the podium.
Each of the next three teams in the overall classification also featured Kawasaki riders with Brett Metcalfe, a sensational winner of the MX1 qualifying race, leading Australia to fourth, Gautier Paulin of the Kawasaki Racing Team top scorer for fifth-placed France and Tommy Searle a magnificent second overall in the MX1 class as he steered Great Britain to sixth. Apico ANSA Kawasaki's Gert Krestinov had two scoring rides for Estonia as the Baltic state retained its top ten world ranking and Filip Neugebauer of Pfeil Kawasaki had two significant rides for the Czech Republic.
Jeremy Van Horebeek: “It was a big challenge to return to the MX2 class, and I’m proud with the result I achieved today. My first race was good with a seventh position, but I went down in the second moto and I thought that it was over ! I came back from twenty-sixth to seventh, and thanks to the results of my
teammates that was enough to win the race. As a kid I dreamt about winning the Nations one day; I was looking for a podium all season long and I finally got it here. What a way to end the year!”
Classification: 1.Belgium (Desalle, De Dycker, Van Horebeek), 27 pts; 2.USA (Dungey, Barcia, Tomac), 30; 3.Italy (Cairoli, Philippaerts, Lupino), 33; 4.Australia (Metcalfe, Waters, Ferris), 40; 5.France (Paulin, Charlier, Tixier), 44; 6.Great Britain (Searle, Nicholls, Simpson), 49; 7.Germany (Nagl, Ullrich, Roczen), 57; 8.Russia (Bobryshev, Tonkov, Mikhaylov), 78; 9.Switzerland (Guillod, Seewer, Auberson), 87; 10.Estonia (Leok, Krestinov, Kahro), 92; etc….