A new day in Ghioroc – Romania, a day with rain and cold wind, a day similar to 1st edition of King of the Hill 2013, when the rain was pouring.
First at the start is KTM ZonaPadock’s Mario Roman. The Spanish rider must open the track for the first day in the woods following the GPS and the marking tapes.
PRO riders have a 60km long track with 12 special sections prepared by track manager Marius Dulceanu. Roots, rocks, logs, heavy mud and the rain made the day a nightmare to all riders, espacialy for HOBBY class, riding for over 9h on the bike!
Riding flat out and with no mistakes all day, Mario Roman manages to get the second time of the day behind Martin Volny from Czech Republic.
In third place, Andrew Noakley in 9 minutes and 30 seconds behind the leader and in 4th Lars Enockl form Austria.
Unfortunately the first day in the woods was not so good for Wade Young. Spending 3 hours on the bike, KTM Kredito24’s rider had some mechanical problems cracking the oil level sight glass. From here the South African rider had only one misiion: to bring the bike safe at the finish line without damaging the engine.
The best Romanian rider is Josza Norbert-Levente riding for BGS Motorsport. Starting from 29th position the young rider comes in 7th position with 3h and 23 seconds on the bike.
Riding all day togeder and helping each other on the hard parts of the track, Blake Gutzeit and Ben Hemingway close the day in 8th and 9th position.
Nightmare for HOBBY Class, over 70 riders are not able to pass the finish line because of the hard track.
Leader of HOBBY class is Zdenek Cyprian from CZE followed by Maciej Loboz in second. 3th position goes to Teodor Kabakchiew. Top5 is completed by Grzegorz Swidizinski and Vlastimis Stupka.
Best Romanian rider in HOBBY class is the young rider, Nagel Joanan. He finished the day in 3hours and 49 minutes.
Camera: Ciprian Florea, Szalma Robert Eduard, Mihai Birca
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