Snowcross European Championship:
Swedish Gustav Sahlsten secures 2021 European title
Photo credits: Marko Panula
After the cancellation of last year event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 FIM Europe Snowcross Championship took place this weekend in Rovaniemi, Finland.
The two races were dominated by Swedish rider Gustav Sahlsten, who was unbeatable in final 1 and final 2 races, leading every lap of both heats.
In the first race, while Sahlsten took the early lead, he was followed by Sami Huttunen and Emil Mikaelsen, while Gustav Salomonsson was making quick moves through the field to get himself into second by lap three. Pontus Lundström was able to follow Salomonsson to get into third and that’s how the race concluded.
In the second heat, Sahlsten led the way from the beginning once again, with Salomonsson and Topi Posti, a young talent from Rovaniemi, right behind. After keeping close to Salomonsson for the entire race, on the final lap of the heat, Posti was able to make a move on the Swedish rider to secure second, while Sahlsten won the race by 5.248 seconds.
With two heat wins, there was no doubt about the European Champion, as Gustav Sahlsten secured the crown in style, while joining him on the podium were Gustav Salomonsson and Topi Posti.
1. Gustav Sahlsten (50 points)
2. Gustav Salomonsson (42 points)
3. Topi Posti (36 points)
4. Pontus Lundstrom (36 points)
5. Martin Johansson (34 points)