Kramolin 9-10 October set to be a battleground as title chase hots up
If you thought the Jinin opener was great, then Lange last weekend saw even better action resulting in a very close situation at the top of the table.
Three points-scoring races each round certainly spices up the championship chase and we now have the top three crews split by just seventeen points.
Marvin Vanluchene and Robbie Bax held onto the red plate, but only just.
We are witnessing the most consistent and mature season so far from Julian Veldman/Ondrej Cermak. Since pairing up in the closed period, the young duo trained as often as they could in Cermak’s homeland, scene of the next GP.
A stumbling start to the year left reigning champions Etienne Bax/Nicolas Musset playing catch-up, but they delivered in Estonia in style with two wins putting them well on track for Kramolin.
There has also been a strong showing from Estonian Kert Varik. He and his Finnish passenger Lari Kunnas, sit fourth, a mere nine points ahead of Daniel Willemsen/Rodolf Lebreton. The multiple champion is at the head of a group of Dutch crews which includes a new young talent in the shape of seventeen-year-old Tim Leferink and his Lithuanian passenger Kostas Beleckas.
Leferink sits between established names in the table, behind Koen Hermans and ahead of Justin Keuben.
The academy for young teams in the Netherlands has yielded some great riders, among them Julian Veldman, and he has visibly come of age this year.
The return to the Czech Republic will once again see the very best TV streaming facilities across the entire weekend, along with the best spectator experience due in large part to the involvement of #visitczechrepublic, a branch of the Czech Tourist board.
The non-stop weekend begins with free practice at 10.00am on Saturday and closes with the awards presentation at 17.00 on Sunday.
Camping facilities are available with the true party atmosphere always guaranteed at Kramolin.
From Barry Nutley