Vysoke Myto (Czech Republic) , 10 July 2022 – After the free and time practices yesterday for the SM Junior championship, today the weekend continued with the races. Despite the cloudy and windy weather the spectators found their way to the Vysoke Myto circuit to and enjoyed some action full and fast races. The overall victory went to Czech home rider Matej Kokes who lead the week-end being the fastest yesterday in Free and Time Practice and winning today both races.
SM Junior Race 1
Start was given in overcast and cold weather. It was questionable, whether rider Matěj Kokeš riding for MIRA Racing Team on Husquarna was going to stay as dominant as throughout the whole Saturday. However, since the very start there were no hesitations anymore. Kokeš, who has benefited from the perfect knowledge of his local circuit, managed to start well, and was stretching the lead ever since until the end of the race, lapping first rider already after 5 laps. At the finish line, Kokeš a was well ahead by a gap of 8,8 seconds to the second rider – German Lasse Welsch. Also Welsch, riding Husquarna, had a calm race, not being endangered by anyone. In the 3rd place, Spaniard Ramon Godino on his Yamaha managed to finish the first race with a gap of 3,018 seconds to Welsch.
SM Junior Time Practice Top Ten:
KOKES Matej (CZE, Husqvarna) 10 laps in 14:47.947; 2. WELSCH Lasse (GER, Husqvarna) +00.815; 3. GODINO Ramon (ESP, Yamaha) +04.903; 4. VETKIN Mathias (EST, TM) +05.596; 5. STEINER Christoph (AUT, KTM) +07.914; 6. EBELMANN Rasmus (EST, Husqvarna) +09.799; 7. MOOSES Robin Robert (EST, Husqvarna) +13.241; 8. BERECZKI David Zsolt (HUN, Husqvarna) +20.328; 9. SIILAK Travis (EST, KTM) +22.478; 10. DOSEV Nikola (BUL, KTM) +24.346
SM Junior Race 2
Weather had not changed to be better compared to morning. All the riders did pass the first corner without any troubles, and were then able to compete for championships points. All the riders were fighting hard for the championships points, nevertheless Matěj Kokeš managed to pull away from the pack and rode to victory on his own. Behind him, the German Lasse Welsch and the Spanish Ramon Godino were fighting for second position. Eventually, with two laps to go, Ramon Godino, who was the Championship leader, had to retire from the race due to technical issues.
Husqvarna Matěj Kokeš , seized the victory in Race2, as well as overall. Lasse Welsch finished second in Race 2 and also overall. 3rd place in Race 2 and also overall was then taken by Latvian Mathias Vetkin (TM).
SM Junior Race 2 Top Ten: 1. KOKES Matej (CZE, Husqvarna) 1 laps in 14:47.248; 2. WELSCH Lasse (GER, Husqvarna) +02.615; 3. VETKIN Mathias (EST, TM) +03.489; 4. STEINER Christoph (AUT, KTM) +04.911; 5. MOOSES Robin Robert (EST, Husqvarna) +06.151; 6. BERECZKI David Zsolt (HUN, Husqvarna) +07.164; 7. DOSEV Nikola (BUL, KTM) +08.226; 8. EBELMANN Rasmus (EST, Husqvarna) +08.836; 9. MOOSES Rita Liisa (EST, Husqvarna) +1:19.106; 10. SIILAK Travis (EST, KTM) +1:22.255
SM Junior Classification Top Ten: 1. KOKES Matej (CZE, Husqvarna) Pts. 50,000 (25+25); 2. WELSCH Lasse (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 44,000 (22+22); 3. VETKIN Mathias (EST, TM) Pts. 38,000 (18+20); 4. STEINER Christoph (AUT, KTM) Pts. 34,000 (16+18); 5. MOOSES Robin Robert (EST, Husqvarna) Pts. 30,000 (14+16); 6. GODINO Ramon (ESP, Yamaha) Pts. 30,000 (20+10); 7. BERECZKI David Zsolt (HUN, Husqvarna) Pts. 28,000 (13+15); 8. EBELMANN Rasmus (EST, Husqvarna) Pts. 28,000 (15+13); 9. DOSEV Nikola (BUL, KTM) Pts. 25,000 (11+14); 10. SIILAK Travis (EST, KTM) Pts. 23,000 (12+11)
Complete results available HERE.
SUPERMOTO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP – Round of CZECH REPUBLIC – QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1.500 mt (1.150 mt + 350 mt off-road)
Temperature: 15 degrees
Weather conditions: Cloudy
In the photo: SM Junior Podium