BERLIN SAW INTENSE MOTOSURF RACING WITH NEW FACES ON TOP!
After the UIM MotoSurf Europe season opener in the Czech Republic, the series continued in Germany at wonderful former olympic facility of Regattenstrecke Gruanu.
Over 65 racers from all over Europe attended the competition seeing the shootout of men, women, juniors and fully electric powered surfboards. Wonderful surroundings of Grunau part of Berlin brought many breathtaking moments and new faces fighting for top positions.
In the Masters Class, Lukas Zahorsky was entering the race as a favorite. Eventually, It was Lukas Kozon posting the fastest laptime in the qualifying and scoring his premiere poleposition in MotoSurf Europe.
In the heats, last year’s Stock Class World Champion Marek Skamla scored victory in heat number 1 and was chasing his first ever Master Class podium.
Eventually, it was Lukas Zahorsky re-taking the role of the fastest racer and dominated both finals for overall victory. Dominik Kadlec finished 2nd with consistent speed during the whole weekend. Lukas Kozon built up on his strong qualifying pace and concluded the weekend in 3rd.
It was pretty intense battle in the women class too. The World’s number 1 Aneta Šacherová was missing this time but the great battle was going on between Aneta Stloukalová, Eliška Matoušková and Klára Sitarová. Eliška dominated the qualifying but faced a technical issue and missed buoy in the first final round. Aneta Stloukalová took the advantage and grabbed the victory from Klára Sitarová and Natálie Kachlíková.
In the second finals, Eliška stroke back and controlled the session from Aneta Klára. The final podium composition was Aneta Stloukalová victorious from Eliška Matoušková and Klára Sitarová. Furthermore, the Berlin race brought a successful premiere for Belgium racer Jolien Van Robays.
In Challengers, Slovakian Jakub Strcula dominated the weekend from Martin Miřejovský and Roman Podhajský.
The Challenger 40+ class was the most international group of the weekend seeing Zdenek Kostelecky and František Novotný taking first and second position respectively. Alain Coppens and Joeri de Buck from Belgium made it to third and fourth while Slawomir Koziel from Poland and Murat Yorgancilar from Turkey compeleted the top 6.
In the Stock R, Berlin race witnessed a brand new face on the top spot. After taking third and first in the finals – Matěj Kožíšek did it and scored his premiere victory in the class. Alex Lukscheider finished second tied on points with Matej and Matyas Novotny completed the podium in 3rd.
Honza Trávníček scored his premiere victory in the Stock Class with 1st and 2nd in the finals. Fourth and first resulted in 2nd for Jakub Schejbal and two 3rds secured last podium spot for Ondřej Beníček.
Oliver Navara was on top of the boys juniors competition from two brothers – Sebastian and Mikuláš Kostelecký. Oliver’s sister Mariana made the family proud with taking the victory in the junior girls shootout. Emma Strculova from Slovakia finished 2nd and Zara Kubincová concluded the weekend in 3rd. Kristýna Hrbková experienced a successful debut in 4th whilst Sara Zuborova and Polish representative Rozalia Janora finished 5th and 6th respectively.
The Electric Challenge completed the day of glory for Matej Kozisek. The young racer from Prague controlled the weekend from reigning World Champion Michal Skocek and Jakub Schejbal.