intu-Xanadù – ARROYOMOLINOS (Spain) 16 October – The new circuit of intu Xanadú Arroyomolinos staged the thirteenth round of 2021 MXGP and counted upon the European Junior e-Motocross series as part of the support programme. As with the other events of the competition in Italy, Germany and France, the youngsters were able to fully immerse themselves in paddock life and enjoy close proximity to their Grand Prix heroes and the race teams.
Part of the European Junior e-Motocross series’ flavour is the chance to ride and race a section of the Grand Prix track and the 25 contenders on KTM SX-E 5, Husqvarna Motorcycles EE 5 and the GASGAS MC-E 5 equipment had to master the rough hard-pack of the Madrid layout. In Timed Practice it was native Logan Liberal Rodas who was able to find the fastest lines around the course. The Spaniard, with his KTM SX-E 5, was just over a second quicker than countryman Eleu Jose with Frenchman Jordan Cadenel also close.
In the first race of seven minutes and one lap duration it was Tobias Scharinger who excelled. The Husqvarna Motorcycles EE 5 rider took the lead on the second lap of seven and built-up an advantage over Liberal Rodas as Jose and Cadenel disputed 3rd position; the battle eventually won by the winner of German and French rounds Jose.
In the afternoon Scharinger fed his confidence into the second race. The Austrian rode to a comfortable victory over France’s Timotei Cez by almost three seconds. Another Austrian, Elias Eder, secured 3rd position. The national anthem played for Scharinger as he walked the top of the podium for the first time. Cez and Cadenel took the next steps on the rostrum respectively as former series leader Jose missed out by just one point. There is also just one point separating new front-runner Scharinger from Jose with an exciting climax to 2021 European Junior e-Motocross ahead. Eder is also in play with 3rd place in the table and 10 points from the title.
There will be little time for respite and recovery for the junior participants of ‘MXE’. The last outing takes place on Sunday at Intu Xanadú Arroyomolinos where the winner of European Junior e-Motocross will be presented with their trophy and a brand-new motorcycle. All riders crossing the finish line Sunday afternoon to complete the full campaign will have access to a special training day provided by one of the Grand Prix factory teams.