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Oliver Skach wins third round of Dark Dog Challenge to MotoGP

Oliver Skach wins third round of Dark Dog Challenge to MotoGP

Oliver Skach wins third round of Dark Dog Challenge to MotoGP

Three races and three different winners. The latest round of the Dark Dog Challenge to MotoGP competition to find young German riding talent took place last weekend at the circuit of Hockenheim, and it was 16 year-old Oliver Skach who took the honours. In doing so, Skach moved to the top of the championship standings. The race itself was hard-fought, with the battle for podium places going right to the chequered flag. Ultimately, it was Stefan Hesterberg who took second ahead of Matti Seidel, who had to be content with third after winning last time out. Eighteen year-old Christian Janke came home in fourth, the best result of his fledgling career, indeed he only started competing in the ADAC Junior Cup last year. The best-placed female rider in the third round was Christine Ledwig, who started from seventeenth on the grid, but went on to take ninth place. Of the 25 riders competing in the race, only one failed to finish.

German ex-rider, Helmut Bradl, attended the race and added his voice to recognition the competition has been receiving. ´If the riders can keep improving at their current rate, the future of German motorcycling looks very good. I don´t think there´s any better way to support our young riders than with a competition like this.´ After the third round, Oliver Skach leads the championship with 65 points, behind him come Matti Seidel (57), Max Muller (49), Jesco Günther (33) and Didier Grans (29).

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MotoGP, 2002, Joan Olive

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