TEUTSCHENTHAL (Germany) 3 October 2021 – After launching on the biggest stage for the sport – the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – the freshly-charged European Junior e-Motocross series journeyed north to join MXGP for round eleven of the current world championship campaign. The hard-packed Talkessel circuit in Teutschenthal, close to the city of Halle, staged its first Grand Prix since 2019 and also welcomed European Junior e-Motocross series for the second outing of the innovative platform for both ambitious youngsters and the latest electric mini motocross bike tech.
In contrast to the time trial nature of the first event in Mantova last week, the junior riders of KTM SX-E 5, Husqvarna Motorcycles EE 5 and the GASGAS MC-E 5 bikes this time embarked on a Time Practice period and then two 7-minute and 1 lap races around a section of the historic Grand Prix track. As well as showing off their talents the kids were able to experience the weekend in an MXGP paddock surrounded by the fastest athletes in the MXGP and MX2 classes. They could also tackle elements of a world championship spec race circuit to help advance their learning and potency of the electric machinery.
French youngster Timoteï Cez bonded with the German dirt during Time Practice to take the fastest lap with his KTM SX-E 5. He was almost two seconds quicker than countryman Jordan Cadenel with a Husqvarna Motorcycles EE 5 and the form boded well for the race on Sunday morning.
Cez was unstoppable in the first race. He defeated Austrian Maurice Heidegger, steering a distinctive GASGAS MC-E 5, by a staggering 16.5 seconds. Heidegger had a comfortable distance over Eleu Jose who guided his Husqvarna Motorcycles EE 5 to 3rd spot.
The second race saw an intense battle between Jose and fellow Husqvarna Motorcycles rider Tobias Scharinger. The Austrian pushed the Spaniard all the way to the flag and less than half a second split the rivals at the finish with Eleu Jose taking the win and making sure of the ‘overall’ on combined scores. Elias Eder gassed his KTM SX-E 5 to the third step of the rostrum.
In the fledgling series standings Eleu Jose holds a slender 7-point lead over Eder with Heidegger, Scharinger and Cez closely grouped. There’s little time to re-plenish for the European Junior e-Motocross series as the contest follows MXGP west to LaCapelle Marival, north of Toulouse, for the Grand Prix of France next weekend and the third round of five.
Round 3, Grand Prix of France, LaCapelle Marival – October 9-10
Round 4, Grand Prix of Spain, Arroyomolinos – October 16
Round 5, Grand Prix of Spain, Arroyomolinos – October 17
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