B-MOTO LUDDE RACE REPORT IN LATVIA MX1Published on 22.7.2013 8:30
Normally Ludde Söderberg rides the MX3 world championship. Going back to 2011 in his rookie GP year he rode the MX2 season (25th overall) but he never got to start in a MX1 event. Pushing for a wildcard at his home MX1 race at Hyvinkää 13-14 July B-Moto Ludde managed to find an extra sponsor to pay the cost to travel to Latvia this weekend and use the wildcard he received for this MX1 round prior to the Finnish round coming weekend.
MX1 is filled with factory and semi factory teams which means the best riders in the world of motocross are behind the start gate. “At least 15 riders are full time professionals and very fast on the best bikes.” The qualifying race did not go according to plan for B-Moto Ludde. “I was not one of the fastest guys so had a spot at the gate on the outside. The first corner after the start is 180 degrees so despite a good start it was a long way around the first bend. Then I started to chase a fellow countryman and tried a couple of times to get by. When I washed the front wheel I went down and he finished around 20th place so that was a bummer.”
Nobody expected Ludde to shock the MX1 world but of course it would be nice if he could reach a top 20 result and score his first MX1 world championship points. B-Moto Ludde described the track as the most challenging one of his career this far. Finishing both motos was pleasing for B-Moto Ludde and positions 23rd and 22nd left him hungry for the next MX1 in Hyvinkää, Finland.