MotoSurf World Cup Race
The MotoSurf World Cup Race France was the first stop in the 2017 season. It was a very successful start for the JetSurf Factory Racing Team as Jakub Kornfeil surfed to gold in the men’s class while Aneta Šacherová from MSR Engines Racing Team stood atop the podium for the ladies.
Jakub Kornfeil Wins MotoSurf Race in France
Jakub Kornfeil is out to prove he’s the best JetSurf racer in the world. It must have felt like an eternity this off season as he trained and waited for his opportunity to once again stand atop a MotoSurf Grand Prix podium. His win in France sent a very clear message to last year’s overall champion Lukas Zahorsky and the rest of the field that Kornfeil is in top form, focused and ready to dominate.
He won each of the rounds he raced in France but it wasn’t without drama. In the first round of the Finals with the pole position, Jakub accidentally pulled his key out of the handle and crashed. It took everything he had to recover and chase down Sebastian Kubinec and Lukas Zahorsky including very strategic use of the black buoy which further minimized the affect of the crash. He crossed the finish line in first place but also learned from the experience and in the second race surfed a calm, clean winning run from start to finish.
Jakub Kornfeil’s teammate and JetSurf founder Martin Sula also raced well finishing sixth overall.
“It feels fantastic to be one for one. I really enjoyed the weekend, it was a great fun and I would like to thank all the JetSurf crew for their support. The first race was a bit complicated due to my accident. In the second one, I tried to be smarter and calm down little bit. It worked, collected maximum points possible and cannot wait to race again.“
MotoSurf World Cup Podium for MSR Engines Racing Team
2016 MotoSurf World Cup Champion Lukas Zahorsky had a roller coaster weekend with great riding interrupted by both a technical issue and a crash. On Friday, Zahorsky had a DNF and a victory which equated to a 14th place overall position after the two heats. He raced confidently gaining back some momentum and on the final day began with a second place finish. In his second race he suffered a crash and crossed the line 8th resulting in a 3rd place finish overall. Still good enough to be on the podium but not the way last year’s champion wanted to start 2017.
Zahorsky’s MSR teammate Michal Lostak continued to deliver consistent results motosurfing to a 5th and 4th place finish in the finals. This put Lostak 5th place overall in France.
Lukáš Záhorský speeding after a crash
MotoSurf World Cup Ladies
First MotoSurf Magazine would like to congratulate Elisabeta Faitová on making her MotoSurf GP debut. She looked poised and confident through the entire experience surfing her way to a 9th place overall. Much more to come from Eli.
Elisabeta Faitová debuted in women class
Aneta Šacherová dug deep, using her experience and fierce competitiveness to overtake the very strong Martina Bravencová, on her way to victory in France. She moved from 2nd position up to first and with the victory now heads into St. Petersburg, Russia with unwavering confidence.
“To be honest, I wasn’t the race favorite. Martina was so strong the whole weekend long and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Eventually, I did two fantastic races where I was able to make a pass for the victory.”
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