Rain brings early end to EDRS Pro Nordic MC eliminations at Tierp Arena
The weather was not with the racers of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship at Tierp Arena on Sunday. With only one round of eliminations in Super Twin Motorcycle and Super Street Bike completed, and Pro Stock Motorcycle in the line-up, it started to rain. With more rain to come in the next couple of hours, the race director was left no other choice than to cancel the remainder of the Summit Racing Scandinavian Nationals, the final round of the EDRS Pro Nordic Motorcycle Championship.
It was a strange first round of eliminations in Super Twin Motorcycle. In all three runs the riders in the left lane (Julia Wagner, Roman Sixta and Juha Hintukainen) ran into problems even before the start, handing the win to the riders in the right lane. These winners were number one qualifier Marcus Christiansen, who stormed to a stunning 6.14 seconds, Samu Kemppainen (6.57 seconds) and Greger Johansson. In the semi-finals Christiansen should have had a bye run while Johansson should have faced Kemppainen. But the weather had others plans, bringing eliminations to an early end.
In Super Street Bike Kalle Lyrén surprised with a win over number two qualifier Anders Blanck while Peter Rundström defeated Roberth Häggblom to advance to the semi-finals. Number one qualifier Mathias Bohlin recorded another 6-second run with a great 6.97 seconds to defeat Jens Karlsson. In the semi-finals Lyrén should have faced Rundström while Bohlin had the advantage of a bye run.
When the rain started, Pro Stock Motorcycle and Top Fuel Motorcycle still had to run their first round of eliminations. For all results: https://www.dragracing.eu/results.asp?id=2&year=2021 (see Summit Racing Scandinavian Nationals)