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First race of the German Youth Motocross Championship 65cc in Göggingen

The first round of the German Youth Motocross Championship 65cc took place last weekend in Göggingen, about 50 kilometres north of Lake Constance.The riders were presented with a classic hard surface track with steep ascents and descents, which turned out to be quite challenging over the course of the weekend.I was already able to make a clear statement in free practice by setting the best lap time by far on the still somewhat muddy track.

Then there was a moment of shock for us in qualifying. After a jump, I was knocked out on the first lap and crashed heavily. Fortunately, it was only broken material and minor injuries, but they didn’t lead to any restrictions. Nevertheless, I won the qualifying session and secured pole position on the grid.

After the lunch break, the 65cc pilots were the first to go to the starting gate. After a holeshot, I was able to pull away from the rest of the field by almost five seconds on lap one. I won the first race without any danger at any time and with a 32-second lead over the runner-up.

The second race was scheduled for late afternoon. The track was now much more challenging for the kids. I took a very close look at the track on the formation lap, which would stand me in good stead later in the race.

Once again, I was able to take the holeshot and pull away from my pursuers. At the start of the second half of the race, I slowed down a little so as not to take any unnecessary risks when lapping. I crossed the finish line over 41 seconds ahead of the second-placed rider and was able to claim my second race win of the day.

With two race victories, I won the German Youth Motocross Championship 65cc in Göggingen, as well as leading the championship standings.

We continue next weekend in Prisannewitz.

That’s where I’ll be competing in the next round of the 65ccmm European Championship.