NEWS

10/05/2019
ORTENDAHL STEALS POLE POSITION FROM YPRAUS IN CLOSING STAGES OF QUALIFYING

Friday, 10 May, PORTIMAO (Portugal): Emma-Nellie Ortendahl produced a brilliant final lap to snatch pole position from Jasmiin Ypraus in the closing stages of a thrilling qualifying session at the Grand Prix of Portugal, the opening round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.

 

After a quiet practice session this morning which was dominated by Ypraus, it was Ortendahl who owned top spot in qualifying, going quickest in Q1 from Ypraus by 0.39s, but with the clock timing out in Q2 it looked as if she would have to settle for second place before a blistering final lap of 1:40.67s gave her the pole by 0.30 seconds.

 

An excellent third place in qualifying went to young Sofie Borgstrom with a best lap of 1:45.59s.

 

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