EMX65 / EMX85 European Championship: Central Europe zone

EMX65 / EMX85 European Championship:
Central Europe Zone and South East zone

Thrilling weekend for the EMX65 / EMX85 European Championship with the third round of the Central Europe Zone and the second of the South East zone.

After the first event in Denmark and the second in the Netherlands, the city of Reutlingen, Germany, hosted the third and last round of the Central Europe Zone. On Sunday, more than 60 riders were at the start for the final round of this zone, after a heavy-rainy Saturday. EMX65 / EMX85 European


Absent in the Netherlands, Victor Leppala (KTM) was back in action and set an amazing double win. In Race 1 the Belgian rider ruled from the start to the end, while current leader Hyden Statt (KTM) had to settle with P3. Second position for Danish rider Bertram Thorius (Yamaha).

Race 2 saw an intense battle for the first positions. In the middle of the race Leppala took the leadership and went straight to the victory ahead of home rider Neo Nindelt (GasGas) and Statt.


Home rider Luca Nierychlo (Husqvarna) ruled both races, scoring 50 perfect points. In Race 1 the muddy conditions made the fight for the second position very hard: at the end British rider Jett Gardiner (KTM) was second ahead of the Dutch Kas Van Hamond (GasGas).

In Race 2 Nierychlo put on another double win. Behind him, undisturbed Gardiner finished another time second, securing P2 in the overall too. Fierce battle for the third position between Haakon Ronning (Husqvarna), Dominik Hason (KTM) and Van Hamond.

EMX85 top three

  1. Victor Leppala, BEL
  2. Neo Nindelt, GER
  3. Hayden Statt, GBR

EMX65 top three

    1. Luca Nierychlo, GER
    2. Jett Gardiner, GBR
    3. Kash Van Hamond, NED

The well-know Afyonkarahisar track, in Türkiye, was the perfect venue for the second round of the South East zone after the first round in Bulgaria.


Round 1 winner Sami Alexandru Dumitru (KTM) put in a masterpiece Race1.The young Romanian rider won leading the race from the start to the end, but a penalization for jump on yellow flag dropped him to P11. Is the Hungarian Szoke Mark (Husqvarna) to take advantage from the situation, taking 25 important points. Behind him home hero Efe Okur (KTM) and Bulgarian rider Pavel Markov (Husqvarna).

Strong in his first success, Mark won Race2 ahead of Dumitru and Okur.


Third in the first round in Bulgaria, Nikola Mutafchiev (GasGas) won Race 1 after an amazing head-to-head with Romanian rider Andrei Susanu (KTM). Third position for home rider Aydin Haliloglu (KTM).

Race 2 is the Serbian Viktor Kolnookov (KTM) to rule and win ahead of Mutafchiev and Susanu.

EMX85 top three

  1. Szoke Mark, HUN
  2. Efe Okur, TUR
  3. Ana Kolnookov, SRB

EMX65 top three

  1. Nikola Mutafchiev, BUL
  2. Viktor Kolnookov, SRB
  3.  Andrei Susanu, ROM

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