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German Youth Motocross Championship 65cc at the 45th Torgau ADAC Motocross

Last weekend, MSC Pflückuff hosted the fourth round of the German Youth Motocross Championship 65cc on its beautiful track “Am Österreicher” in Neiden, near the town of Torgau in Saxony.

I already showed my winning ambitions in free practice and set the second-best lap time behind the Dutchman Yuel Karnebeek. Thanks to the races for the Saxony Championship the day before, both of which I won, it was clear that I was also one of the top favourites for the German Championship on the Sunday of the race.

The qualifying session was already hotly contested, with championship leader Neo Nindelt initially setting the fastest time. In the meantime, Dutchman Karnebeek set a new best time and pushed Nindelt and me into second and third place, as well as his compatriot Dion Brakke into fourth place. In the last two laps, the lead changed hands several times, with me setting the fastest lap time in the end. I was therefore able to secure my second pole position at the DM65 this year after Aichwald.

At the start of the first run, the choice of a sand shovel as the rear wheel turned out to be ideal, just like the day before. I initially took the holeshot, but had to give way to Dutch rider Brakke in turn two. A spectacular duel ensued, we didn’t give each other a single metre and were sometimes side by side on the straights.

In the whoop section, I was able to sit next to Brakke and pass the Dutchman with a block pass in the following bend. But he didn’t give up and fought for victory right up to the last metre. In the end, I won the first race in my favour. I was closely followed by Dion Brakke (NED), with Neo Nindelt and Yuel Karnebeek (NED) just over 30 seconds behind.

On the formation lap for the second race, I took another close look at the track, as it was going to demand everything from us kids. Once again, I was able to take the holeshot and steadily extended my lead to just over nine seconds over second-placed Dutchman Brakke. He was followed by Neo Nindelt. But in the final phase I had to take a short ground test and made it exciting again. Fortunately, I was able to start my bike immediately and pick up the pace again before Brakke. He tried to keep up with me, but I pulled away again and extended my lead to just over two seconds in the last two laps.

With a pole position and two race wins, I dominated the DM65 class in Pflückuff and scored important points in the battle for the championship.

Only ten points separate me from Nindelt, and the title race will be decided in mid-October at the last race at MSC Thurm.