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Poret crashed on the first lap and eventually found himself in last place, but he produced a sensational comeback to pass the majority of the field and secure a third-place finish. It wasn’t the perfect start and rival Valentin Dardillat made the most of Poret’s misfortune to claim victory in the opener.
Taking the perfect hole shot on the inside split early on, Dardillat led throughout the contest but the drama was soon to unfold on the final lap. Closing the gap fast was Morgan Poret, and he stunned the crowd as he managed to pass Dardillat for what looked like a certain victory. However, the 26-year-old rider opted for the blue split rather than the green split and was soon nailed on the final corner by the very man he had stolen the lead from. Steven Loiodice Impressed but narrowly missed out on a podium finish.
In the second heat, Jeremy Poret managed to put his earlier mistake behind him to secure the full 60 points but was once again made to fight for his victory by the brilliance of Dardillat. The latter led the contest in what can only be described as an intense battle, but after making a move on his rival on the log jump, Poret successfully claimed the win by an impressive 16 seconds.
Almost half a minute behind the duo, Loiodice, Anthony Torelli, Morgan Poret, Antoine Goethals and Anthony Beernaut all provided a memorable fight for the last place on the podium as they continuously took each other on. It would be Loiodice who eventually claimed third, eight seconds ahead of Goethals.
In the final race of the weekend, Jeremy Poret once again showed why he is so highly rated as he passed Dardillat early on and stretched his lead with every inch of water covered. Poret would eventually land the third race and overall victory by a stunning 28 seconds.
Jeremy’s brother Morgan landed third on the podium behind Dardillat but his finish was made so much more impressive by the fact that, like his sibling in the first race, he suffered an early misfortune. After a bad start, Morgan passed a number of his rivals to finish third.
In the veteran class, a dominant performance from Arnaud Furrer saw him win once and gain two seconds over the course of the weekend, with Sebastien Jacquinot 22 points behind the overall winner.
In the amateur class, Alec Enderli was the best on home soil as the Swiss native from Estavayer-le-Lac won the class with three straight wins, followed by Mathieu Betes and Nicolas Devys on his Yamaha Superjet. There was a lot of incredible battles with an impressive line-up of 23 riders hitting the start line for the first European race weekend of the season. Jeremy Poret congratulated the winner with a Jetpilot Poret Limited Edition complete wetsuit and lifejacket. Alec also secured victory in the Ski Pro-Am JX3 class strictly reserved for the new Kawasaki SX-R, followed by Damien André and Simon Raoulx.
In the Ladies, Lou Dardillat took the victory, whilst the second place went to Anais Mischler from Switzerland. In the Junior Class, Anais' young sister Lucie Mischler won the race with a perfect score of 180 pts.
In the Pro-Am JX2 class it was a rider from Avignon, south of France, Simon Raoulx who proved unbeatable in Estavayer as he followed up his victory in the same class in 2016. Second place went to Julien Bouillau, the official FNB rider, and Geoffrey Weiss picked up third despite a major fall.
After an impressive weekend of racing, we now move on to Vichy on 29/30 July.