After two years of absence in Finland, it was clear that this Super Test of the Grand Prix of Finland was going to meet a great success. And it has not failed 4000 spectators were squeezed around the track Motocross of Heinola to watch the show.
Speaking of show, there had from the Youth Cup where Erik APPLEQVIST (S – Yamaha) scorait the best time (1’43”88) before Enric FRANCISCO (ESP – KTM) and Jean-Baptiste NICOLOT (F – Yamaha) . Note that Jack EDMONDSON (GB – KTM) was the fastest on the track, but with a start two seconds earlier than the time he was sentenced to five seconds penalty … As in Greece, Josep GARCIA (E – Husqvarna) made speak the powder Junior 1’36’06, surpassing the current leader of the category,Giacomo REDONDI (I – Honda) , and Davide SORECA (I – Honda) suddenly became blond!
Only four drivers EnduroGP were able to beat the time of GARCIA ! First Alex SALVINI (I – Beta) which had much to do with Loic Larrieu (F – Yamaha) . Besides the French score the second absolute time: 1’35”06. Then the American Taylor ROBERT (KTM – 1’35”62) that dominated the head and shoulders Johnny AUBERT (F – Beta) . And finally the expert in the field: Mathias BELLINO (F – Husqvarna) ! Awesome from beginning to end, the official Husqvarna won the special with 1 second 18 in advance (1’33”88) over compatriotLARRIEU and sign here his third Super Test of the season.
Note also that Laia SANZ (ESP – KTM) dominated the Women Cup and especially the Finnish Sanna KÄRKKÄINEN (KTM) was illustrated by finishing second ahead Jane DANIELS (GB – Husqvarna) .
Surely, this first special stage of the Grand Prix of Finland was a great success, both in sport and the public and it promises great things for the rest of the weekend. Appointment is thus taken tomorrow morning for a 4th stage of which already looks intense and very challenging!