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A race can be won and lost in the opening seconds of the race, if you get the holeshot you’re in from with the cleanest of waters to ride but being left behind can make for a choppy recovery.
The opening race of the season in Dayton Beach was the perfect of example of both styles of the start as David Redinger flew out of the blocks while another rider was landing on his back.
The highly competitive field has treated fans to a number of great battles through the season and one of the most exciting came to the forefront in the series opening weekend as Valentin Dardillat snapped at Brice Lopez heels right up until the finish line.
With high-speed competition, we occasionally see even the best racers in the world collide on the track as they all look for the extra advantage. In Estavayer-le-Lac there was a hair-raising incident when Jeremy Poret and Thierry Coutier came together going around a left-hand turn.
The biggest storyline coming out of Vichy was the fierce battle between Jeremy Poret and Quinten Bossche as the two ended each others race early in the opening Moto.
Four racers claimed a race win over the year but it was Valentin Dardillat that came out on top in the series and he was delighted to be crowned the 2017 champion.