25 May 2018
KRISTA UZARE DOMINATES SKI LADIES IN QUALIFYING
Friday, 25 May, GALLIPOLI (Italy): Krista Uzare was the standout rider in Ski GP1 Ladies and will start Moto 1 of the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Italy in pole position.
The Latvian rider topped the time sheets in both sessions, her first lap of 2:11.66s in the opening 15 minute session 4.62s quicker than her nearest rival, securing the pole with her second lap in Q2, posting a best time of 2:11.86s and the only rider to go sub 2:12s.
Sweden’s defending world champion Emma-Nellie Ortendahl, who openly admits to not being a fan of rougher conditions, produced a best lap of 2:12.36s to go second quickest just 0.50s off the pole time, with France’s Jessica Chavanne impressing on her UIM-ABP debut going third quickest with a time of 2:17.11s.
Estonia’s Katrin Nilbe held of New Zealander Kylie Ellmers by 0.24s to secure fourth place with another Estonian rider and tour newcomer Jasmiin Ypraus posting the sixth-best of 2:20.15s ahead of another newcomer, Britain’s Mollie Fearn.
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