German Championship in Genthin
Luca impresses with tremendous speed at the DM65 in the sand of Genthin
Last weekend, MC Genthin hosted the opening round of the German Youth Motocross Championship 65cc on its wonderful sand track. Exciting races could be expected right from the start of the free practice session, as a very strong field of 33 riders had arrived.
I immediately felt comfortable on the demanding track, so I was able to set the fastest time. It was a similar picture in qualifying, I was initially able to set the fastest time on my Mefo Sport Factory Husqvarna, but had to drop two places shortly before the end of the session. Considering the age difference, this is a great result for us.
The track was flooded during the lunch break to ensure a dust-free race day.
I went to the starting gate in third place and unfortunately wasn’t convincing at the start. I reacted badly at first and was also knocked down by another rider in turn one.
So it was time to fight, and that’s what I do best. Over the course of the race, I ploughed through the field of riders, catching up with the third-placed rider on the last lap.
But he drove faultlessly and left me no room to mount an attack. So fourth place in the first race was a very strong performance despite the crash at the start.
I had big plans for the second run. Podium was the goal. On the formation lap, I took a very close look at the track, which had become completely rutted, as it was full of treacherous holes and waves.
A perfect holeshot and the resulting clear run after the start of the second run helped me to pull away. By the end of the first lap, I already had a lead of around three seconds over second place.
Up to the start of the final phase, I was able to pull out a lead of around twelve seconds over the duo Brakke and Nindelt. Although a small crash while lapping seemed to make everything exciting, I didn’t let anything get in my way. I quickly got back on the bike and rode confidently towards a start-finish victory on the last two laps.
After crossing the finish line, we went for an interview with Jan Uttich and then to the Parc Fermé.
There we realised that we could already have a say in the fight for the title in our second 65-strong season.
Dion Brakke from the Netherlands took the day’s victory in both races, ahead of Luca Nierychlo (Mefo Sport Factory Racing Team) and Neo Nindelt (MSC Teutschenthal). The next round of the DM65 will take place at the end of July in Aichwald, Swabia, where a classic natural track awaits the kids to fight for more points.
Many thanks to all sponsors, supporters and friends who cheered from home!