EMX Quad European Championship:
Turrini takes the title
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After four events raced in Estonia, Poland, Ireland and Great Britain, the fifth and final round of the EMX Quad European Championship was raced in the Czech Republic. Here the dream became true for Patrick Turrini (Yamaha).
The young Italian talented rider arrived to this last challenge in Loket with an advantage of 17 points on his direct opponent Karl Robin Rillo, but the challenge for the title already finished even before starting as the Estonian rider did not take part to the race.
Without the direct challenge between these two top riders, Turrini took his first European title.
In hot Loket the new Champion easily faced the two races, after finishing third in qualifying. In the first heat he was third behind Czech Jan Brhel (Yamaha) and Norwegian Joakim Granli (Honda) for a long time, but in the course of the race he overtook Granli and secured second place. Instead, in Race2 Turrini won with no pressure ahead of Granli and the Czech David Susa with Brhel only fifth.
In the fight for standings Brhel became Vice European Champion and Rillo had to settle with the third position.
Overall, top three
- Patrick Turrini, ITA (22-25=47)
- Joakim Granli, NOR (20+22=42)
- Jan Brhel, CZE (25+16=41)
Standings, top three
- Patrick Turrini, ITA
- Jan Brhel, CZE
- Karl Robin Rillo, EST