Tuesday, 23 May, ZADAR (Croatia): Raphael Maurin simply outclassed his UIM-ABP world championship rivals at the opening round of the UIM-ABP European Continental Championship in Zadar to dominate the competition in Ski GP1 with the perfect scorecard.
The Frenchman made his first point by qualifying in pole and winning Moto 1 and then going on to complete his win hat-trick for overall victory.
Norway’s Daniel Svae Anderssen delivered a very solid performance to record one of his best results in second spot, with Spaniard Nacho Armillas in third, despite crashing in Moto 3 and breaking his leg.
It was [also] a troublesome weekend for two of the pre-race favourites; defending champion Kevin Reiterer could only manage seventh in Moto 1, retired from the second but bounced back to finish second in Moto 3. Stian Schjetlein started well taking second spot ahead of Armillas, but joined the retirees list in the second Moto, managing only seventh in his final outing.
Swiss rider Alec Enderli grabbed overall victory with three wins out of three in Ski GP3, ahead of Portugal’s Goncalo Rodrigues who followed Enderli home each time, with UAE rider salman Alawadhi taking third overall.
Two wins gave Hungary’s Marcus Erlach top spot in Ski Veterans, ahead of Moto 1 winner Dona Giuseepe and Janis Uzare, with Mattias Reinaas winning Ski Junior GP3.3 and Esteban Diaz Lopez in GP3.2.