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Jack Chambers twelfth in Argentina

Bike It Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team's Jack Chambers opened the 2024 FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship campaign at Villa La Angostura in Argentina with twelfth overall after two gritty rides through the pack.

The young American displayed speed through the first half the first moto to surge through from twentieth leaving turn one, advancing to twelfth within five laps to pressurise the defending world champion through mid-race. He eventually lost the tow in traffic but maintained his twelfth position to the finish. The twenty-one-year-old faced another tough ride through the pack in race two after finding himself twentieth on the opening lap but, maintaining his lap times for the entire thirty-five minutes, he made the final decisive pass for eleventh on the penultimate lap. He heads to round two in Spain in two weeks' time twelfth in the championship standings.
Jack Chambers: "Most important is that I'm healthy. This was a tough track, particularly as I've been riding a lot of deep sand tracks with ruts to turn on in Florida; nothing like this. I need to work on the starts; I was coming from the back in both motos. I feel my fitness is way better than last year but I haven't raced since the Nations last October; I was just missing the race craft and felt a bit of nerves. But we have a good base moving forward. We fly to Madrid tomorrow; I'll be ready for that one so I'll be looking for redemption in Spain."
Bobby Bruce, racing a GP outside Europe for the first time, shot out of the gate in the first moto to hold down twelfth place on the opening lap. He maintained the pace just outside the top ten for four more laps before a slip pushed him back to nineteenth but he settled down again quickly to recover to sixteenth at the finish. The English teenager maintained a top-fifteen placing throughout half of race two before the pace took its toll in his first race since he was injured last June and he settled for eighteenth at the chequered flag. His efforts earnt nineteenth overall.
Bobby Bruce: "It was tough but we enjoyed it. This was my first race since June last year. The weekend started off good with P10 in practice and I was up there in Qualifying but I had a crash first lap and lost the rear brake. In the first race today I was running sixteenth but crashed, and and I was P13 for a long time in the second moto but I just couldn't hold on to it. But we leave here healthy and I'm looking forward to Madrid."
Kawasaki-mounted Quentin Marc Prugnières performed admirably in the first race of his rookie GP season. The French youngster cut his way through the pack to finish ninth in the first moto and, after an excellent sixth-placed start in race two, maintained a top-ten ranking for more than half of the race before a late error pushed him back to sixteenth in moto and thirteenth overall.