S3 & SM Junior European Championship
Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic, hosted the second round of the SM Junior European Championship and the first one of the S3 European Championship.
Local hero Matej Kokes won with ease both heats, followed by the German Lasse Welsch.
In race1 rider Matěj Kokeš riding for MIRA Racing Team on Husquarna was going to stay as dominant as throughout the whole Saturday. However, since the very start there were no hesitations anymore. Kokeš, who has benefited from the perfect knowledge of his local circuit, managed to start well, and was stretching the lead ever since until the end of the race, lapping first rider already after 5 laps. At the finish line, Kokeš a was well ahead by a gap of 8,8 seconds to the second rider – German Lasse Welsch. Also Welsch, riding Husquarna, had a calm race, not being endangered by anyone. In the 3rd place, Spaniard Ramon Godino on his Yamaha managed to finish the first race with a gap of 3,018 seconds to Welsch.
In race2 all the riders were fighting hard for the championship’s points, nevertheless Matěj Kokeš managed to pull away from the pack and rode to victory on his own. Behind him, the German Lasse Welsch and the Spanish Ramon Godino were fighting for second position. Eventually, with two laps to go, Ramon Godino, who was the Championship leader, had to retire from the race due to technical issues. Husqvarna Matěj Kokeš, seized the victory in Race2, as well as overall. Lasse Welsch finished second in Race 2 and also overall. 3rd place in Race 2 and also overall was then taken by Latvian Mathias Vetkin (TM).
Great race for the rookies Catorc Giani and Jivko Ivanon, who this season pass from the SM Junior to the S3. The French made it double in front of the Bulgarian, who finished twice second.