Mike Kras, lying joint second in the EMX300 points after the opening round at Valkenswaard, topped Redsand qualifying by over one-and-a-half seconds before the GL12 Racing KTM rider ripped to the win in both races to convert an eight-point deficit into a four-point championship lead in Spain.
“Spain has been good to us,” said Team Principal, Bob Buchanan. “It gave us our first win in 2014 with Lewis Gregory, Brad Anderson won there in 2016 and Mike delivered for us this weekend.
“He was strong from the off – pole and 1-1 tells you all you need to know – and he also gave us our first red series leader’s plate.”
“My weekend was a great one,” said Kras. “When I saw the track I knew that I could do good – I liked the jumps and the more technical wave sections. In practice I put in a decent lap and was one-and-a-half seconds faster than second so I didn’t have to put in more laps and could save my energy.
“First race I lost balance on the start and went through the first turn in sixth but after two fast laps I was battling for the lead and then began to pull away.
“The second race was even better. I took the lead in the third turn and from there stayed consistent for a 1-1 and the red plate for Russia!”