If there’s one thing, it’s that Kevin Reiterer will not be denied. At Grand Prix of Croatia, Austria’s most famous jet ski racer reclaimed the UIM-ABP Ski GP1 European title that was once Reiterer’s before losing it in 2016. His win was paralleled by Estonias’s Jasmiin Ypraus taking her second Grand Prix title of the season as well as her first European championship.
Putting in a near-flawless performance of top podium placements (save for one practice session), Reiterer managed a perfect score having won all nine motos. This sweep handily earned the Austrian the European title; beating out a European who’s who of racers including Stian Schjetlein and Markus Lutsokert, Lukas Binar and Daniel Svae Andersson all completing for Grand Prix metal.
According to a report by the UIM, “Ypraus held off the challenge of Sweden’s Jonna Borgstrom and defending champion Emma-Nellie Ortendahl, the trio trading Moto wins the Grand Prix podium mirroring the championship podium. Croatia’s Slaven Ivancic was able to enjoy the final Moto knowing that he had already secured the GP2 European title, triple Moto winner Severi Salonen taking the Grand Prix title ahead of Ivancic with Jamiin Ypraus securing third overall on both podiums, Andrea Guidi runner-up in the championship standings.”
Equally, “Despite missing out on the podium in Zagreb Barnabas Szabo claimed the GP3 championship, Mattias Reinaas taking the Grand Prix title ahead of Oliver Koch Hansen and Markus Erlach, Ander Hubert Lauri and Reinaas completing the championship and Grand Prix double in Ski Juniors 3.2 & 3.3, Janis Uzars completing a perfect series to win Ski GP 1 Veterans.”