EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship North West zone and EMX Women’s European Championship: Steffi Laier got the title in the Netherlands
Multiple Women’s Motocross World Champion Steffi Laier conquerd the European Motocross title at Arnhem, in the Netherlands. Under perfect sunny skies, the German rider did enough with one third and one second place, getting the title.
Hard-fought the 85cc class. Lucas Bruhn from Denmark took the overall with 3-1 scores, and Andrea Krogh Jensen finished second with a pair of runner up spots. Third overall was Nikolai Skovbjerg with a race win and a fourth place. Bruhn also topped the regional qualifying standings, while Sacha Coenen from Belgium looked set for the top spot in the qualifier series, but a broken chain in the second heat put paid to his chances. In 65cc class Lotte Van Drunen claimed the victory in front of her home crowd. In the first race she finished second behind Tyla Van de Poel after a storming catch-up ride. In the second heat she led from start to finish to secure the overall victory ahead of Van der Poel and Gyan Doensen.
The best ten riders in 65cc and 85cc class will participate to the European Championship finals at Locket, Czech Republic, on 27th-28th July.