Today was the day! The first race of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Cup | Switzerland started at the iXS Round in Valencia. The program on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo started at 08:30 in the best weather: Franz Hunkeler and Horst Saiger instructed all assembled drivers and answered questions of the participants. Afterwards, there were two more free practice sessions, during which the YART team worked together on the perfect setup of the bike and the ideal line on the race track. In yesterday's qualifying 24 riders, supplemented by our three wildcards Horst Saiger, Dani Müller "BAD BOY" #65 and Swiss up-and-coming talent Noah Dettwiler #55, qualified for the first race of the season. A look at the lap times promised a promising first run!
At 14:05 all riders were on the grid full of adrenalin and anticipation. The traffic lights went out and an exciting fight for the victory began. After the first laps, a group consisting of Tom Berçot (FR), Alan Kroh (DE & BR), Pedro Fragoso (PT), Corentin Savary (CH) and our wildcard rider Noah Dettwiler (CH) was able to take the lead. Over the full 12 laps the front ranks were fiercely contested and the first five riders were only 1.5 seconds apart until the finish! At the end of a thrilling race the official Top 10 Ranking is as follows:
(1) Tom Berçot #93
(2) Alan Kroh #25
(3) Pedro Fragoso #10
(4) Corentin Savary #12
(5) Stéphane Frossard #42
(6) Alex Zanetta #117
(7) Max Melzer #98
(8) Emanuele Mortini #13
(9) Yves Stadelmann #307
(10) Birger Gernet #31
The fastest time of the day was Wildcard Noah Dettwiler #55, who showed a very strong performance!
Now we are extremely looking forward to tomorrow's second race.
Published on Tuesday, 16. April 2019