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Another DM85 podium for rookie Luca Nierychlo

For the second round of the German 85cc Championship, the pilots went to Thuringia, more precisely to the hard pack track of the MC Moorgrund.

Luca Nierychlo, one of the rookies in the 85 class, also came to collect more points in the fight for the German championship title. The track was not unknown to him, as he had already finished first there in the 50cc class at the MX Hessencup in 2020 and second in the 65cc class in 2021. So far there have only been good memories.

In free practice, all 42 drivers took to the track together. Due to the rain during the night, the ground conditions were good, so Luca was already setting good times after just a few laps. Third place was the first foundation stone for the day.

For the qualifying and the semi-finals, the 85cc class was divided into two groups.
Luca was in Group B. The track was very grippy at the beginning of qualifying, so the fast lap times should come earlier in the driving time. In lap three, the driver of the HFM (Hessian Association for Motorsport) drove the absolute fastest time, which was enough for pole position.

In the semi-finals, the ten-year-old from Hohenahr also showed that he was clearly having fun on the track. After the start, Luca was in third position, overtook holeshoter Luca Frank on the third lap and then continued to give full throttle to catch up with Simon Hahn at the top. After a duel that was worth seeing for the spectators, the pilot of the AK Bouw – Hutten Metaal Junior Team was able to take the lead and never gave it up. Luca won the semi-final of Group B ahead of Simon Hahn and Luca Frank.

The tension rose before the final run of the 85 class because there were only very few overtaking opportunities and the lap times of the top drivers were close together in both groups throughout the day.

Luca got off to a very good start and went around the first corner in fourth place, but was able to attack immediately and take third place in the second corner and second place towards the end of the first lap. It was also exciting in lap two and the top five drivers offered great changes of positions. Luca was able to take the lead from Raphael Hellmuth for a few corners, but was immediately overtaken by the winner Oliver Jüngling, who fought his way from fifth place to the top position within two laps.
Luca tried to keep up with Jüngling’s pace for a few laps and was able to gain a lead over Tim Schröter, who was now in third place.

In the end, Luca was able to achieve a strong second place, about eight seconds behind the winner Oliver Jüngling. Tim Schröter completed the podium in second place, about twelve seconds behind.

So everything stays the same for the top three in the championship standings. Oliver Jüngling leads ahead of Luca Nierychlo and Tim Schröter.

Next weekend we move on to the third round of the DM85 in Lugau, Saxony.