“Oh man, the last race I drove was the 2017 motocross of the nations in England,” the Dane said in astonishment right after his qualifying best time. “Now I come here and set the fastest lap, which is pretty cool!” The 26-year-old had taken a break from the motocross last year to gain some distance and to find new motivation. “I spent the winter in Spain and Italy and recharged my batteries, which was well worth it, let’s see if I can handle the two races well tomorrow, my fitness is good, but I have not raced for a very long time, it will be so it will not be easy to keep up the pace all the time. ”
The fastest in the second qualifying group was the Estonian Tanel Leok (A1M Husqvarna). “That was no picnic for me,” the 33-year-old assured. Unfortunately, the cold is also felt while driving and does not make our job easier, but the track here in Fürstlich Drehna is really good and really fun, but you also have to be highly concentrated, because the sand is not really deep and deep further down there are some nasty rocks that can throw you off quickly if you’re not alert. ” A small problem sees Leok, who also denies the entire MX Motocross World Championship in the class MXGP to come up at the start of the scoring runs on Sunday. “In the World Cup we start on a metal grid and I can not quite remember
Fastest German driver in Fürstlich Drehna was Tom Koch (KTM Sarholz Racing Team). The Thuringian also has many fans in Brandenburg and finished with about 1.5 seconds behind in fourth place in his qualification group. Stefan Ekerold (Castrol Power 1 Suzuki Moto Base) lost 2.3 seconds in ninth. Dennis Ullrich (Bodo Schmidt Motorsport / Husqvarna) finished in tenth place in the second qualifying group and still has to find about two seconds per lap to reach the top on Sunday.
ADAC MX Youngster Cup
The fastest time in the first qualifying group was Glen Meier (Team Specialmontering / Yamaha). Last year, the Dane was the fastest on the stretch of sand in Drehna and really likes the course in Brandenburg. “Yes, I feel very well on the course Meier was pleased.” Last year it did not run so well in the race, I would like to do better this time! I’m riding in a new team in 2019 and the bike is new to me as well. But I feel pretty comfortable on the Yamaha and I hope to have good starts on Sunday. Then we’ll see if I can turn my fast time into good results. ”
The victory in the second qualifying group went to Rene Hofer (KTM Junior Racing), who was able to impressively confirm in the ADAC MX Youngster Cup. “Up to my injury in Tensfeld it went already last year quite well”, described the Austrian. “Luckily I’m 100% fit again and I’m going to be back in full force in 2019. Today the track was really fast and it was not that fast anymore than the others, so I hope the track is even better tomorrow opposite.”
Local hero Maximilian Spies (ESP MX Racing Team / Husqvarna) was very good in seventh place in his group. And despite a mishap that had probably prevented a better placement. “I drove the first laps really fast,” explained the Ortrander. “But then I was shown on the box that I had no transponder on the bike.” After a short pit stop, the actually measured timeshit for the 15-year-old was a bit late. “I would not have needed that pressure,” Spies said irritably. “But it went well again, let’s see what I can show tomorrow in the race.”
ADAC MX Junior Cup 125th
The qualifying practice in the ADAC MX Junior Cup 125 was dominated by Simon Längenfelder (WZ-Racing / KTM). The Bavarian drove early on a fast lap, with which he could sit at the top of the competition. After some opponents had refilled, showed the student in his last round once again how determined he is and won the qualification with over one second advantage over the Swiss Mike Gwerder (KINI KTM Junior Pro Team). “The track is very nice and I really enjoyed it”, Längenfelder was happy about his pole position. “If I’m having fun, then I can go fast and the good times come almost by itself, now it’s time to start well tomorrow, then we’ll see how it goes.”
Third was the Dane Rasmus Pedersen (WZ-Racing / KTM). With Camden McLellan (Kosak Racing Team / KTM) in sixth and Nick Domann (Kosak Racing Team / KTM) in seventh place, two fast climbers from the ADAC MX Junior Cup 85 placed in the top ten of the 125cc class. Both are considered to be very strong racers and could be even better in the two races on Sunday.
ADAC MX Junior Cup 85
In the ADAC MX Junior Cup 85, the first race was already held on Saturday afternoon. The race was clearly dominated by Edvards Bidzans (MX Modules / Husqvarna). Although the Este had not made an optimal start, but could quickly put himself at the top and there expand his lead lap by lap to over 22 seconds. “I found good tracks and was able to drive my own pace”, rejoiced the 13-year-old. “We trained a lot in the sand in the winter and that paid off here.”
Second was the Dane Lucas Bruhn (Becker Racing / KTM) in front of his compatriot Andreas Krogh Jensen (BvZ Racing Team / KTM). As Best German Sebastian Meckl (Kosak Racing Team / KTM) placed ninth.
Pic: Steve Bauerschmidt