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Luca Nierychlo confidently crowns himself Mini-Prince of Dortmund

After a two-year coronavirus break, the ADAC Westfalen hosted the Supercross Dortmund in the Westfalenhalle from 13 – 15 January 2023. This year, the 65cc class also started with a selection of the best Germans between the ages of 9 and 12 with their own prince classification.

For Luca and his family, it was a completely new type of event in front of a total of 29,000 spectators over three evenings with many new impressions and experiences.The fourth-grader was competing in the colours of the AK Bouw – Hutten Metaal Junior Team for the first time.First up on Friday was the free practice and then the timed practice. Luca won both sessions on his Husqvarna and secured pole position for the first evening event.

In the main event, he came round the first bend in second place, but made two small mistakes during the race, which allowed his main rival Jamiro Peters to pull away and take the win without any danger. It was a great race which was a lot of fun.

On Saturday evening, Luca once again started the race from pole position. The start was not ideal and he came out of the first corner in third place, but was quickly able to work his way up to second place. Jamiro Peters was doing very well on the track, but Luca knew that the rider in front of him would not be able to jump everything after his mistake in one of the most technically demanding parts of the track and took the opportunity to overtake. This allowed the young rider from ADAC Hessen-Thüringen to win the race on the main evening and draw level in the Mini-Prinzen classification.

Sunday was another great event. For the third time in a row, the nine-year-old primary school pupil started the race from pole position and was hoping for an exciting battle for the title of Mini-Prinzen. This time, Luca was able to secure the holeshot and led the field.At the second corner, he realised that another bike had touched his rear wheel.A great pity, because the spectators had hoped for a good race between Jamiro Peters and Luca Nierychlo.

Luca was able to ride the rest of the race consistently and win without any danger.

As a result, the youngest driver in the field was able to prevail against competitors who were mostly two to three years older and was crowned Mini-Prince of Dortmund. Luca Nierychlo dominated the weekend with his consistency, winning three pole positions and two evening events, as well as a second place on Friday evening.