After a dominating triple win at his home GP in Riesa the young German rider continued in Malaga/Spain with another triple. Will he be the coming Junior World Champ of SuperEnduro?
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Germany -- Feb 24 2018 -- The 21 year old German continued his impressive series of victories in Malaga/Spain at the 17th of February. Again 3 victories out of 3 races, the second consecutive overall GP win - the 2018 world junior championship is in close reach.
After his triumph in Riesa in the beginning of January all eyes were on Gallas if he would be able to dominate the Junior field in front of the Spanish fans.
To anticipate it - YES he could! Full of energy the German youngster started his day with the fastest lap time in qualifying. In the session for the starting order he didn’t opt for the top spot:
Gallas: „If you have first gate pick in the first and third race you have the worst starting spot in the second one“
The day before the race the Team Hill Climb worked hard to get the bike ready to race due to some minor damages from all the hard hours of training. But all the investments from the main sponsor Grenzgaenger and MH Motorräder were worth it. Gallas qualified fifth and for the first row for the first main event.
With a clean holeshot the German youngster took the lead from the very beginning on the pretty short but really hard and technical track.
Gallas: „Each mistake makes you lose a lot of time and energy. Thats why I try to ride mistake free and keep my feet on the pegs trough the rocks and carry a lot of momentum“
This controlled riding style doesn’t look very fast or spectacular, but its efficient. It developed out of the many years of trials experience and the training with Marko Prodan from endurides. With an impressive lead of 30 seconds on the polish rider Emil Juszczak, Gallas took the win in the first heat lapping up to third place.
Full of confidence Gallas went to the gate for Race 2 - this time with reverse starting order, second row.
He got pinched of the start and was close to last at the first obstacle but he managed to find good lines through the pack. At the end of lap 1 he was already in fifth place. While chasing down Juszczak, the leader, Gallas made a few mistakes in the rocks and the matrix. But he managed to refocus and take over the lead. While running in first he put his head down and won the second heat with a comfortable 20 second lead.
After a mediocre start in the third heat Gallas found himself midpack. He managed to get clean through the fast section with the jumps. In the third lap he passed the Brit Hoare. After a mistake from Juszczak Gallas took the lead and rode his own race from there on. With a lead of 31 seconds and lapping up to third place again he got to the checkered flag. Hoare got third, Kyle Flanagan fourth.
With winning his second consecutive GP with all three main event victories his competitors don’t seem to have something to withstand his dominance.
In the MAXXIS FIM Superenduro World Championship Gallas leads with 7 victories out of the 9 races with a comfortable gap of 37 points to Kyle Flanagan/RSA
Can Gallas clinch the title one round early in Bilbao/Spain on the 3rd of march? We will see..
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