Last Updated on September 21, 2022 @ 19:14:54
It's about time: on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, the ninth round of the European Autocross Championship will be held in Maggiora Offroad Arena.
Here are some of the top riders entered.
It will be a great challenge between the leader of the standings, with 227 points, Czech Petr Nikodem (CM Buggy Honda), who is ahead of His Majesty Bernd Stubbe (DEU, Alfa Eb Volvo), the 10-time European champion who is chasing, after his victory in Round 8 in Saint Igny de Vers, with 214 points. Trying to insert himself into the fight, at least for the win in Maggiora, will be Frenchman Johnny Feuillade, currently on 185 points with his Alfa Racing S1000RR Bmw.
As many as four Italians will be at the start: Angelo Spagnol Alessandro Gallotta, Davide Casarin and Dino Semenzato.
The Luxembourger Kevin Peters has already won the 2022 title: in fact, he has reached 246 with his GRR Racing and in Maggiora he will surely want to celebrate with a new victory; the first pursuer is the Frenchman Thomas Christol who, however, is stationary at 176 with his Camotos RC4 Hayabusa, tailed at 168 by the Dutchman Styn Jaspers (Alfa Buggy Suzuki). Round 8 winner Czech Jakub Novotny (Alfa Racing Suzuki Hayabusa), currently fourth in the standings, will also be at the start.
Three Italians competed in this category: Cristian Grasselli, Claudio Pigato and Samuele Andeliero.
In this category it now looks like a two-way fight between Czech Arnost Florian (Alfa Racing Team GSX-R), with 253 points, and compatriot Daniel Pytloun (AR-0003GRX) with 231 points.
Still a Czech in third place, with 184 points: Filip Durt (Alfa Racing Yamaha).
It is definitely the most eagerly awaited class for Italian fans: behind the leader of the standings, the defending champion, Frenchman David Meat (Kamikax K3 Yamaha) with 173 points, there is in fact the Diablo, Simone Firenze, at 157 points, after the unfortunate French test, with his Semog Sport XC FIA MT09. Third, with 148 points, is Spain's Juan Jose Moll Hernandez (Speedcar Yamaha).
Many Italians are competing in this category: in addition to Florence, Marcello Gallo, Gabriele Nino, Riccardo Vacciaga, "Bomberos," Lorenzo Rota, Gabriele Zoppetti and Federico Pini will be at the start.
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Leading the way is Spaniard Miguel Gayoso Vazquez with 98 points, followed with 91 by Stanislav Brousek and our own Valentino Ledda with 86.
Michele Bernini will also be at the start in Maggiora: all drivers run with the LifeLive TN5.
KartCross Support Race
There will be 26 riders involved in this race: of course, the Italians take the lion's share, with the likes of Nicolò Grieco (GMN), Adriano Fontana (Ya-Car), Maicol Giacomotti (Suzuki 600 K8), Cristina Tadone (GMN), and Matteo Grieco (GMN) among others.
The tentative program includes.
9:30 Warm Up
11:00 1st Official Timed Practice
2:00 p.m. 2nd Official Timed Practice
4:30 p.m. HEAT 1 (KCsr, XCa, XC, JB, B16, SB)
6:40 p.m. HEAT 2 (KCsr)
8:30 a.m. HEAT 2 (XCa, XC, JB, B16, SB)
10.36 HEAT 3 (KCsr, XCa, XC, JB, B16, SB)
2:15 p.m. SEMI-FINALS (KCsr, XCa, XC, JB, B16, SB)
4:00 p.m. FINALS (KCsr, XCa, XC, JB, B16, SB)
Meanwhile, the presale for spectators continues, with discounted tickets for both the entire weekend and Sunday only. The presale will be active until Thursday, Sept. 23.
It really promises to be an unmissable show at Maggiora Offroad Arena next weekend!