Here we go with another Press Release of the Easter Holidays meetings, done on the 15th and 16th of April in Ljubjana (Slovenia) and in Pocking ( Germany ).
First meeting was the second Round of the Slovenian Championship, where Paco scored 11pts in the five qualifying heats (3,2,1,2,3) to then qualify for the Last Chance where the first 2 riders would have gone to the Final. 2nd place in the Race-off to then get 4th place in the Final, after a controversial decision of the referee even if it was very close call for third position on the finish line.
Second meeting was in Pocking on Easter Sunday, a Team Open meeting where Paco could only score 2pts (0,1,0,0,1) with some mechanical issues at the start of the meeting and struggling to find the right set up afterwords, missing most of starts. Team Europe eventually got the last place on the meeting.
Paco said : " I'm happy on how Saturday went, as i tried some different things on my second bike which i had to try before my next important meetings in May, i thought i got 3rd place on the finish line but seems like i haven't. Shame not to go on the podium, but it still was a positive meeting. Sunday i was struggling with the set up, couldn't find a way to make the bike work off the start and as track was a little rough, it was hard to pass. Now few weeks off before the SEC Qualification Round in Terenzano on the 1st of May. "
1. Matej Zagar (Slovenia) - 15 (3,3,3,3,3) + 1 in the final
2. Nick Skorja (Slovenia) - 13 (3,2,2,3,3) + 2 in the final
3. Ondrej Smetana (Czech Republic) - 12 + 3 (2,2,3,3,2) + 3 in the final
4. Michele Paco Castagna (Italy) - 11 + 2 (3,2,1,2, 3) 4 + in the final
5. Denis Stojs (Slovenia) - 12 + 1 (3,3,3,1,2)
6. Matic Ivacic (Slovenia) - 11 + 0 (2,3,2,3,1 )
7. Nicolas Vicentin (Italy) - 9 (1,3,2,2,1)
8. Daniele Tessari (Italy) - 7 (1,0,3,1,2)
9. Patrik Mikel (Czech Republic) - 7 (2,2,1,2,0)
10. Josef Novak (Czech Republic) - 6 (2,1,0,0,3)
11. Mike Jacopetti (Germany) - 5 (1,0,2,1,1 )
12. Mattia Lenarduzzi (Italy) - 4 (0,1,1, w, 2)
13. Jan Pintar (Slovenia) - 3 (u 1, u, 1.1)
14. Martin Mejtsky (Czech Republic) - 2 (0,0,0,2, w)
15. Alexander Schaaf (Austria) - 2 (0.1 to 0.1)
16. Marcel Bicher (Austria) - 1 (1,0,0,0, in )
Next meeting: 1/5 Terenzano European Ch. Qualification Round
6/5 Zarnovica World Qualification Round