The track of Kivioli in Estonia hosted the fourth round of the 2017 ITP European Quadcross Championship. More than 10.000 spectators packed around the track were present for the organization of SA Kivioli Seiklusturismi Keskus. A storm hit the track on Saturday evening, but luckily the weather turned out to be better on Sunday. Even so the organizer did a massive job to maintain the good quality of the track.
Local Estonian rider Kevin Saar (Honda, in the last two photos) took full advantage of the Championship’s visit to his native country and went ahead to easily win both motos in front of his home crowd. The fight was on for the other two spots on the podium: Polish Roman Gwiazda (Yamaha) managed to win the battle with Christoher Tveraen (Yamaha) in the first race, just edging himself in front at the finish line. It was Martin Filatov (Honda), a local rider from Estonia, too, to keep alive the race overall podium hopes with his fourth place finish.
In front of the loudly cheering Estonian spectators Martin Filatov (Honda) scored a second place for a 1-2 Estonian race finish together with Kevin Saar, also on Honda, who won this race by a margin of more than 20 seconds. As Polish Roman Gwiazda (Yamaha) finished the second race on third place and Norge Tveraen (Yamaha) only on fourth, the overall podium saw Estonia conquer the first and third step with Kevin Saar and Martin Filatov while second was Roman Gwiazda from Poland.
The next race of the EMX ITP Quads will be held on 3rd of September in France where the riders will be travelling to Castelnau-de-Levis.
Ful results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/433