Drabik gets maximum in Pardubice

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Maksym Drabik gave no chance to the others and got a confident win in the 1st qualifying round to FIM U21 World Championship. Other spots were secured by Brady Kurtz, Dominik Kubera and Lukas Fienhage.

By getting a maximum points, „Torres” gave a clear sign that title of the Individual Junior World Champion title is one of his goals for this year’s season. Drabik was incredibly fast and didn’t let his rivals become a threat.

Second place was taken by Australian Brady Kurtz. Rider from New South Wales fot 14 points.

At further positions, it was even more interesting. Fight for two left spots was between Kubera, Fienhage, Jeppesen and Hansen. In heat no. 11
Hansen got an engine’s failure, which make him lost a spot in the additional heat. Pole, German and Dane faced each other to get it all clear. Kubera won it, with Fienhage and Jeppesen behind him.

1. Maksym Drabik (Poland) - 15 (3,3,3,3,3)
2. Brady Kurtz (Australia) - 14 (2,3,3,3,3)
3. Dominik Kubera (Poland) - 11+3 (2,2,1,3,3)
4. Lukas Fienhage (Germany) - 11+2 (2,3,2,3,1)
5. Jonas Jeppesen (Denmark) - 11+1 (1,2,3,2,3)
6. Patrick Hansen (Denmark) - 10 (3,3,d,2,2)
7. Dmytro Mostowik (Ukraine) - 8 (3,2,2,1,d)
8. Dominik Moeser (Germany) - 8 (3,1,w,2,2)
9. Patrik Mikel (Czech Republic) - 8 (2,1,2,1,2)
10. Nick Skorja (Slovenia) - 7 (0,0,3,2,2)
11. Zdenek Holub (Czech Republic) - 5 (1,1,1,1,1)
12. Kenny Wennerstam (Sweden) - 4 (1,0,2,1,0)
13. Jake Turner (New Zealand) - 3 (0,2,0,0,1)
14. Josef Novak (Czech Republic) - 3 (0,1,1,0,1)
15. Jan Mihalik (Slovakia) - 1 (0,0,1,0,0)
16. Filip Hajek (Czech Republic) - 1 (1)
17. Cristian Zubillaga (Argentina) - 0 (w,0,0,0,0)
18. Pavel Cermak (Czech Republic) – dns

Rounds In Eskilstuna and Teranzano will Take place on May 20.

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