EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship South West zone and EMX Women’s European Championship: Italian round in Gazzane di Preseglie
The Galaello track presented as quite demanding for the beginning of the free practices on Saturday morning, due to the heavy rain of the previous days. Thanks to the postponement to the early afternoon and the sunny and windy day both free and qualifying practices could be carried out without particular problems.
The EMX 85 qualifying practices were won by Edgar Canet from Spain (group B) and Simone Pavan from Italy (group A), whereas the EMX 65 were won by Filippo Mantovani from Italy (Group B) and Joel Canadas Gonzales from Spain (group A). The EMX women saw as the best rider of the qualifying practices Shana Van der Vlist from Holland ahead of Stephanie Laier from Germany.
Sunday started after a rainy night making the track heavier than Saturday afternoon and forcing to slightly delay the beginning of the races.
The first races of all the categories benefited from a sunnier weather and a dryer track. The first EMX 85 race saw a fight mainly between Edgar Canet (ESP), the winner at the end, Valerio LATA (ITA) arriving second, and Victor Puig (ESP), arriving in the third position.
Also the youngest riders of the EMX 65 put on a battle for the first positions of the first race, which was won at the end by the French rider Adrien Danion Cayenne ahead of Joel Canadas Gonzalez (ESP) and Filippo Mantovani (ITA).
In the EMX women, Shana Van der Vlist (NED) Stephanie Laier (GER) and Lynn Valk (NED) were the riders performing the best during the first race and arriving in the first three positions.
The riders Lata, Russi, Prugnieres, Canet and Puig of the EMX 85 put on a great show for the first five positions of the second race, all arriving within a 6-second-lapse. At the end of the day the best three riders were the Italian rider Valerio Lata followed by Edgar Canet (ESP) and Quentin Marc Prugnieres (FRA).
The second race of EMX65 was won by Joel Canadas Gonzalez, winning also the overall classification where he was followed by Adrien Danion Cayenne and Samuele Mecchi.
The EMX women second race confirmed the leadership of Stephanie Laier (GER), Shana Van der Vlist (NED) and Lynn Valk (NED), as confirmed by the overall classification seeing
them in the first three positions.