EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship – South West zone
Orehova Vas, Slovenia, in the neighbourhood of the beautiful city of Maribor, hosted the final round in the EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship – South West zone.
In race1 the French Basile Pigois took the holeshot, maintaining the lead for 4 laps. The Italian Gennaro Utech passed from fifth to first, making a mistake pushed by Filippo Mantovani. In the last lap, four corners before the chequered flag, Mantovani took the lead and won the race ahead of Amaury Maindru and Utech. This opened again the fight for the standings, as Niccolo Mannini finished fifth.
In the second heat Mantovani won ahead of Utech and Maindru: championship leader Mannini had again a smart race, winning the zone round.ù
In race1 the holeshot was for local hero Alex Novak, but after a mistake he passed 18th. Championship leader Ricardo Bauer took the lead until the finish. Second position for Tai Vidovic, who had a solid race. Amazing recover for the Novak, who succeeded in finishing third after an incredible comeback.
In race2 start to finish win for championship winner, the Austrian Bauer, Second and third both in race and in the overall for Novak and Vidovic.
The overall EMX 65 / EMX 85 European Championship – South West zone title went to Bauer, ahead of Spanich Carlos Martin Jimenez and the Italian Francesco Assini.