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All eyes on round two in Lange Estonia for three more races

08/09/2021

All eyes on round two in Lange Estonia for three more races 

 

We are still recovering from the outstanding action from the opener in Jinin, but now must focus on the next all-important GP.

All plans are in place to bring that event to you on schedule over the weekend of 25/26 September and the excitement among the organisers in that country is incredible.

With three races already decided from twelve, this is shaping up to be an epic season where there is no room for error or timewasting.

The shorter season means that mistakes, poor scores, or retirements could easily affect the entire outcome of 2021.

We saw in Jinin, the speed of the young crews prevail over their more senior counterparts, resulting in two former champions Marvin Vanluchene and Robbie Bax leaving the Czech Republic with a slender three-point lead over Julian Veldman and Ondrej Cermak.

Defending champion Etienne Bax, now back with Nicolas Musset was unhappy with his performance, and now trails the leaders by fourteen points.

His body language in Jinin was of a man left wondering what to do next.

Kert Varik/Lari Kunnas and old warhorse Daniel Willemsen, along with new passenger Rodolphe Lebreton gave a good account of themselves, causing some optimistic enthusiasts to tip Willemsen for an eleventh crown.

The track in Lange is certainly one of the better equipped and most luxurious we have visited on our tours of Europe. It is essentially a hard sandy surface not unlike Stelpe with a super level paddock area and a perfect positioned grandstand for spectators to catch the best of the action.

They also have indoor and outdoor Karting facilities for those eager spectators who wish to try it. The organisers there have gone to enormous lengths to ensure their GP leaves a lasting impression.

Once more we will have the EMX Quads on the programme, and once more there will be live TV streamed across the weekend.

The party atmosphere is set to continue, and the momentum gained in Jinin will increase still further.

A record entry of teams is set to descend on Estonia, and we cannot wait.

Be there - or be square - September 25/26th.

 

 

From Barry Nutley

 

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