19 July 2021
EUROPEAN TITLES WON AND CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN HUNGARY
Runabout title for Hansen. Reiterer seals title in Ski Division - Ortendahl maintain Ski Ladies European title
Monday, 19 July, Nyiregyhaza-Levelek (Hungary): The final throws of the dice to win the first major international silverware of the season were rolled last weekend in Nyiregyhaza-Levelek,Hungary, the second and final round of the 2021 UIM-ABP Aquabike European Continental Championships.
A third place in the Final Moto was enough for Denmark’s Rasmus Koch Hansen to clinch the victory of the Grand Prix of Hungary and the UIM-ABP Aquabike European title in Runabout GP1, second place in the podium going to defending Champion Marcus Jorgensen with Poland’s Andrzej Wisniewski in third.
In Ski GP1 Hungary’s Kevin Reiterer completed a great day (winning Moto2 and a second place in Moto3, behind Daniel Svae Andersen) to win the Grand Prix and to retain his UIM-ABP Aquabike European title with Estonian Marten Manni and Spain’s Nacho Armillas on the other steps of the podium.
In Ski Ladies Emma-Nellie Ortendahl held off the challenge to win her fourth Ladies title and scraped home by a single point to take the overall European title from fellow countrywoman Jonna Borgstrom, winner of the Grand Prix, with France’s Estelle Poret in third.
The SKI GP2 the podium of the Grand Prix and the European Title went to Estonian Mattias Reinaas sealing overall victory in the weekend, as well as in Grand Prix of Poland, with Italian Andrea Guidi grabbing the runners-up spot ahead of Croatia’s Slaven Ivancic.
Hungary’s Barnabas Szabo grabbed his second win of the weekend to overhaul moto 2 winner Norvegian Dag Martin Drange and to snatch the podium of the Grand Prix and the European SKI GP3 title.
Despite 1 lap penalty in Moto 1 for missing buoy, the first place in Moto 2 and 3 and the perfetc scorecards of Grand Prix of Poland were enough for Estonian Mattias Siimann to seal the title in Runabout GP2 with Hungary’s Juan Lezeano winning the Grand Prix.
Marcell Major’s consistency earned to Hungarian rider the podium of the Grand Prix and the European title in Runabout GP4 while in Runabout GP4 Ladies the “battle” between Czech Nikola Dryjakova and Poland’s Anja Jachimek gave the podium of the Grand Prix to the first one but the European Title for 3 points more to the Polish rider, with Spain’s Cristina Lazarraga third.
Hungary’s Zsolt Cseke also winning three out of three to claim the Grand Prix and the European title in Runabout Veterans as well as Roberto Mariani taking the top honours in the Grand Prix and the european title in Freestyle.
European and World titles for the Juniors: Estonian rider Ander-Hubert Lauri with a second place behind Hungarian Lajos Komonyi, winner of the Grand Prix, added a fourth title of World and European Champion in Ski Juniors 3.2 while Csongor Yaszai, winning all motos, is the new European and World Champion in Ski Juniors 3.3.