On the weekend: 2016 Vets MXdN

Words: Vets MXdN and Pics: Nick Haskell

A victorious Team Belgium celebrated a sensational double victory at this year’s Vets MXdN at Farleigh Castle in Wiltshire on September 3-4, as they claimed top honours in both Twinshock and EVO MXdN team events.

Mark Jones grabs the holeshot in race two.
Mark Jones grabs the holeshot in race two.

An elated Jan Geboers, clutching the prestigious Georges Jobe Trophy, made the most of his presence on the top step as he milked the support of the crowd. “I’ve been waiting 10 years for this,” joked the jovial Belgian.


The infamous Grand Prix circuit, which has been the scene of many a memorable race, including two home wins in as many years, was not a happy hunting ground for team GB this year.

A disastrous opening race in appalling conditions left team GB well down the order, with a bleak outlook of attaining any kind of podium placing.

Torrential rain halfway through day one saw the cancellation of the rest of the opening day’s programme, but with an outlook of better weather on day two, the organisers had no option but to reduce the programme of events to three blocks.


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