Cole Thompson extends his MX2 championship point lead

Round 3 recap of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals in Calgary, Alberta

Cole Thompson finished his day with a second overall and a bigger lead in the MX2 championship — James Lissimore photo

After some solid racing performance from Cole Thompson, the KTM Thor Racing Team will leave the third round of the CMRC Series with a 19-point lead in the MX2 class. The numerous fans who were present at the Wildrose MX Park got to witness some pretty exciting action in the 250 class.

Thompson started his day by setting the fastest time in the qualifiers. After a top five start in the first moto, Thompson charged hard and got the lead by halfway. On Lap 9, following some mistakes going through lappers, he got relayed to second place. However, he never settled for second and kept pushing hard, putting some serious pressure on the rider in front of him, giving the spectators an awesome show. Thompson and Maffenbeier battled until the checkered flag where Thompson ended up one second short from first place. Even though the second moto started differently, as Thompson got to the front quicker, the second part was almost a copy-paste of the previous race. Thompson finished his day with a second overall and a bigger lead in the MX2 championship.

“We had some really good racing this weekend in Calgary,” said Thompson. “It actually got me even more motivated for Regina. Obviously, it feels good to see my points lead grow, but it’s a long series and I need to stay focused on getting my KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition on top of the podium.”

The KTM Thor Racing Team will now be travelling to Regina, Saskatchewan, for the fourth round of the Canadian Motocross Nationals CMRC Series.

MX2 results:

  1. Shawn Maffenbeier 1-1
  2. Cole Thompson – KTM 2-2
  3. Josh Osby – KTM 3-5
  4. Jacob Hayes 6-3
  5. Ryan Surrat 5-4

MX2 championship standings:

  1. Cole Thompson – KTM - 164 points
  2. Shawn Maffenbeier - 145 points
  3. Josh Osby – KTM - 139 points
  4. Jacob Hayes - 134 points
  5. Ryan Surrat - 127 points

KTM Canada, Inc. would like to thank Thor and Parts Canada for their support, as well as all our other team sponsors.

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