Boast and fellow Brits dominate the very first FIM World Flat Track event

Boast and fellow Brits dominate the very first FIM World Flat Track event

Team Suzuki Short Track rider, Pete Boast, ended the very first round of the FIM Flat Track World Cup Championship with heat wins and a respectable sixth place finish in the final, as he and fellow British riders dominated the inaugural event, held at the Marketa Stadium in Prague at the weekend.

Flying the Suzuki flag solo, as teammate Tim Neave recovers from the injuries sustained in the last British Championship round, Boast looked in strong form from the off, finishing the first heat race in third, before taking two wins in the following heat races.

Starting on the front row in the semi-final, Boast quickly had work to do following an early race battle that saw the RM-Z450 rider initially relegated to seventh. With only the top four riders eligible for direct final qualification, Boast pushed hard to beat Italian, Marco Beli, for the final qualification spot in fourth, avoiding the dreaded last chance race in the process.

A second row start in the final resulted in a large battle from the off, with the leading pack gapping Boast and those from the second row early-on. A race-long battle continued with Italian rider Daniele Moschini, with boast beating Moschini by just half a wheel length to finish in sixth place.

Pete Boast,“That was a great event and very encouraging to see how strong we as a nation are at our sport. All six British riders that entered the event all qualified for the final, with my rival Ade Collins taking the win. I’m pretty pleased to end the first world event so strongly and obviously very pleased to see how strong we are as a nation. I’ll be missing the next round in Italy, but out for round four of the UK series at King’s Lynne this weekend.”

Final Result: 1st Collins (GB), 2nd Woolley (GB), 3rd Vesprini (IT), 4th Marzotto (IT), 5th Pucko (CZ), 5th BOAST (GB)

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