17/04/10 - Baiona, Spain

Spanish Alfredo Gomez and British Jack Sheppard topped the podium in the second European round held on the wonderful shore of Baiona, North-West of Spain, few km from Portugal.
In the Europa class, arriving second today, Italian Matteo Grattarola kept his leadership in the championship and stretched a little on his main rival for the title, that at the moment is British Jack Challoner, again on the third step of the podium.
All the sections resulted quite slippery due to the changeable weather , typical of these ocean venues. At least for 2 third of the competition, it does not rain, which dropped heavily at the end, penalizing the last riders started, who found some sections worsened. One of these ones was British Alexz Wigg, who finished in 8th place. The Spanish winner started soon very well scoring only 10 points at the first lap and even if he doubled his score in the second part, his advantage was big enough to let him climb the highest step of the podium. Grattarola was in third, loosing 19 marks at half competition, behind Spanish Frances Moret (17). The Italian rider rode again better when sections were more difficult and overtook Moret in the second loop, also beat by Challoner by one single mark. Only one point more for French Alexandre Ferrer, who finished in fifth position.
In the Junior class as happened in the previous round, Jack Sheppard showed to be a step above of all the others. Only 9 points his score in the first lap, compared with the 14 of Pol Tarres and the 26 of Carles Traviesa, provisionary in the third place. As did by the winner of the top class, Sheppard doubled his score in the second loop, but won easily ahead of Tarres. Italian Giacomo Saleri overtook Traviesa and gained the third step of podium, keeping the second place in the championship, tied with Tarres, behind Sheppard.
Next round is scheduled in Poland, on the 23rd of May
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Grattarola secondo, mantiene la leadership in campionato Saleri ancora sul podio nella Junior.clicca qui per le foto di tutti gli Italiani. Il video della gara in settimana.



Alfredo Gomez
Matteo Grattarola
Jack Challoner
Jack Sheppard
Pol Tarres
Giacomo Saleri