Levett Close to Rostrum!
Just one rank prevented in the Saturday handicap race Chris Levett from the third rank. On the other hand, David Vršecký, despite a heroic performance, ended off the first ten.
Before start of the handicap race Chris learned that he would start
from the twelfth position instead of the first, for the jury had
penalized him for a knocked down skittle with thirty seconds. On the
other hand the jury decided in a tragicomic manner in the case of the
Nittel-Vršecký collision in the same race. Although Nittel was
probably recognized to have caused the collision, for his position was
shifted by three places, his original position remained preserved... The domestic pilot did not let the verdict get him down and after an
excellent start fought his way to the sixth rank. However, Chris
wanted more and after another two laps already ranked fourth. But
Nittel riding in front of him had developed a considerable advantage
already and in the finish even tried to get close to the second riding
Lacko. "I had a good ride and defeated five pilots, including Östreich
and Bösiger. I would like to congratulate to Antonio for his victory,"
said Chris at the end of the race. "The rostrum was close and there is
another chance tomorrow." David Vršecký´s day was full of bad luck, on the other hand. Immediately after start he collided with Bösiger, which resulted in
his drop to the eighteenth rank. The Roudnice trucker eventually
ranked eleventh. "First Uwe, then Markus. My former team mates are
against me, somehow," joked Vršecký. "Ten score points is nothing
special, but despite that I am generally satisfied. The time practice
showed that we eventually had a quick truck and collisions with former
team mates will not last for ever. At least that is what I hope for."