Tuesday, 20 April 2010 17:08
Formula Europe's Edzus Treimanis and Kevin Sprengers travelled to Seoul, South-Korea for the Crown Haitai International, the first BMX race ever organized in Korea.
The track was a bit unconventional with small pointy jumps, glued sand, that looked like concrete, and a very steep starting hill. But as usually in Asia, the organizer did a perfect job on the
organization. The track was dressed up nicely, the riders were pampered and the event was made into 1 big show.
On Friday a Time Trial was held. The laps were timed with 2 chronometers and an average was taken to determine the seedings in Saturday's race. Edzus finished in 5th and Kevin in 7th place.
Saturday's Race Day started with an official opening for spectators and sponsors. After this the riders were presented to the public and then it was race time. Both Edzus and Kevin made it through the Main Event in which Kevin finished in 5th place and Edzus made the podium with a solid 3rd behind Raymon van der Biezen and Olympic Gold Medal Maris Strombergs.
After the Award Ceremony, in which the riders got a nice big check, the event was closed with a nice diner and a performance of a Korean Pop Singer and a traditional band.
The event was a great experience! We thank the organizer and wish Korea all the best for their future in BMX.
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