Supercross European Championship
After two years of waiting, the Supercross European Championship took place on 15-16-17 April in the Adrenalin Arena, Estonia, with three intense days of racing.
In the SX Men category, the French rider Charles Lefrançois was the most consistent, winning a heat and winning with a one-point lead over Cheyenne Harmon who traveled to Estonia from Texas. Fastest rider in qualifying, the American will be keen to take his revenge just like Thomas Ramette. The French rider was on the third step of the podium after experiencing a mechanical problem in the first heat which prevented him from finishing. He won Races 2 and 3.
In the SX 250 category, home rider Kaarel Tiilk left no chance to his competitors. Starting last after a crash at the start of the first race, he managed to win on the last lap. Without mistake, he won in the second and third race. Axel Boldrini took the second place of the day. The French rider scored big points and was the Estonian rider’s main competitor. Third place for Boris Blanken from the Netherlands. After a crash in practice, he has improved race after race.
In the SX 125 category, Sebastian Leok won at home ahead of Noam Jayal. The two competitors will fight for the title in this category.
In the SX Men new victory for Charles Lefrançois, who won two races out of three today by fighting great battles with Thomas Ramette. The Yamaha rider won the first round but had to settle for second places to end this second day.
On the third step of the podium the Estonian driver Karel Kutsar. At home, he overtook the American Cheyenne Harmon in the last moments of the race 3, to finish in third position overall.
In SX 250 Kaarel Tilk won two races today and the general of the day again. Behind him, we find the French Axel Boldrini, who despite mechanical problems on his bike, win the race. These two riders will fight for the title on day 3. To complete the podium the Finnish Joni Makela, who after a difficult first day, showed great grit.
In SX 125 Sebastian Leok was again on the top step of the podium with two race victories. He finished ahead of Noam Jayal, who won the last race after overtaking the Estonian rider.
In SX Men Charles Lefrançois, winner of the first round, won the title after a high-level weekend. Thomas Ramette failed to find the right rhythm in the first moto, before winning in the second and third races. He finished second of the evening and second in the SXEC championship. Karel Kutsar completed the podium. The Estonian has gained momentum over the weekend. American rider Cheyenne Harmon suffered a mechanical problem during the second race, which cost him the Championship podium. Frenchman Julien Lebeau completes the top 5 just ahead of Tanel Leok, who disputed his last race in front of his home crowd before the last meeting of his professional career for the MXGP of Latvia.
In SX 250 Kaarel Tilk became Supercross European Champion. The Estonian rider fought with the French Axel Boldrini, who lose for 5 points. Eddy Bugé completed the podium ahead of Finnish rider Joni Makela.
In SX 125 home rider Sebastian Leok got the European Supercross title winning ahead of Noam Jayal who had a difficult last day.