Team ECC’s Tyler Evans won the Indoor Supercross at the Vlaanderen Stadium in Gent, Belgium, Saturday night. The Suzuki rider won both main events on the night, topping runner-up, French rider Johnny Aubert. Belgian Steve Ramon finished third.
Four-time World Motocross Champion Joel Smets also competed but machine trouble relegated him to 14th in the first final, and he DNF’ed the second final for 16th overall.
Fellow American Kevin Crine crashed hard in the first final and injured his back.
Evans was obviously happy to get the win.
“It was fun racing in Belgium,” Evans said. “The circuit was very soft and rutted out something terrible. In the first race, Casey Johnson fell and I was able to get the win, while in the second race I passed Steve Ramon on the last lap, which again gave me a win. I will go back to America now and prepare for the American series, were I will race the East Coast 125cc series. I will also ride some of the West Coast 250cc rounds.”
Smets was understandably disappointed with his results. The Belgian legend is not accustomed to supercross, but he still wanted to impress in front of his home crowd.
“I didn’t have much luck,” Smets said. “We had some trouble with the bike and that messed my night up. It’s good fun racing in Belgium and I know the fans wanted to see me win.”
O/A: 1. Tyler Evans; 2. Johnny Aubert; 3. Steve Ramon; 4. Patrick Caps; 5. Casey Johnson; 6. Stefan Ludwig; 7. Peter Ivan; 8. Danny Theybers; 9. Frederic Vialle; 10. Mark Kovalainen.