EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship South West zone and EMX Open European Championship: last round in Slovenia
The beautiful area around Sentvid Pri Sticni hosted on 29th-30th June the last round of the season.
Under a clear blue sky and over 30° temperature this final round has been very interesting as the top ten riders of the classification will take part to the final in Loket at the last weekend of July.
EMX 65 class
Sunday’s race 1 was ruled from start to finish by the French Basile Pigois. Zone leader Joel Canadas started at 6th place: he moved up to second but a few mistakes in last lap led the Italian Filippo Mantonvani to pass.
Mantovani had a start to finish win in race 2, while Canadas came back from 4th to 2nd place.
Overall day classification: 1. Basile Pigois 2. Filippo Mantovani 3. Joel Candas
Overall zone classification: 1. Joel Canadas 2. Felix Cardineau 3. Basile Pigois
EMX 85 class
Sunday’s first race brought what we expected. Early in the beginning the French Prugnieres took the lead before Grau and Russi. Russi again passed Grau and for a few laps pushed Prugnieres for the first place, but a mistake made him finish 7th. The race was won by Prugnieres. Second position for Grau and third for Pavan.
Second holeshot for the French rider Maxime Grau. Two laps to the end Russo managed to pass Prugnieres, who finished second. Little local star Peklaj finished twice 8th.
Overall day classification top 3: 1. Marc Prugnieres Quentin 2. Maxime Grau 3. Simone Pavan
Overall zone classification top 3: 1. Marc Prugnieres Quentin 2. Maxime Grau 3. Valerio Lata
Sunday’s first race holeshot for local hero Gercar Klemen in front of championship leader Martin Michek and another local hero Jan Pancar. In the second lap Pancar passed Michek and 5 laps further he passed also Gercar getting the win.
Second holeshot of the day goes to Michek in front of Gercar. Jan Pancar started 6th moving up to 3rd and then 1st passing both Gercar and Michek. and passed both.
Overall day classification top 3: 1. Jan Pancar 2. Gercar Klemen 3. Martin Michek
Overall zone classification top 3: 1. Martin Michek 2. Petr Michalec 3. Kruk Oleh