EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship:
first round in the South East and North East zone
Romania and Ukraine hosted two successful first round of the EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship.
TCS Racing Park Circuit in Ciolpani (Romania) welcomed 17 riders from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey, ready to fight for the South East Zone.
After ruling the Qualifying on Sunday, the EMX85 class was won by a long-shot with a double win by Hungarian rider Noel Zanocz, who is clearly the favourite of this class. Second place in both races for Bulgarian Vencislav Toshev: a great debut for him as he just jumped on an 85cc bike after competing last season on a 65cc bike. Third place for Danail Stefanov (Bulgaria).
In EMX65 the Hungarian rider Aron Katona swept all first places in each outing – practices or races. Romanian rider Sami Dimitru finished second in both races on his home track, first after taking profit of the mistake of Bulgarian Dani Tsankov during the last lap of Race 1, then when he got a great jump from the start and rode in front of Dani.
Next round will take place in Afyonkarahisar (Turkey) on the 12-13th of June, when the EMX85-EMX65 riders of the South-East Zone will be competing on the well-known track included in the MXGP calendar.
First round of the North East zone in Kovel (Ukraine).
After a rainy and coldly Saturday, on Sunday riders woke up with a sunny weather, welcoming about 2.500 spectators.
In the first race of the EMX65 class the fastest was the Belarusian Aliaksandr Frydlender in front of two Estonian riders: Lucas Leok and Enriko Peilman. In Race 2 the young Aliaksandr Frydlender immediately took the lead, but on lap 4 he crashed giving the win to Polish Michal Psiuk, who became the overall winner of this first round of the North East zone. Second position for Enriko Peilman and third for Toms Dankers from Latvia.
Overall results after round 1: 1. Michal Psiuk; 2. Enriko Peilman; 3. Lucas Leok.
In the EMX85 class both races were won by Latvian Janis Martins Reisulis. Two second positions for Russian Semen Rybakov and third place for Sebastian Look from Estonia.
Next race of the North East zone will be in June in Poland.