MICHELSEN'S UNRELEASED EVENING

23/08/2020
Photo: Lasse Lagoni

The 26-year-old Mikkel Michelsen did not qualify for next year's World Cup Grand Prix Series. A difficult and dramatic evening on the Croatian track in Gorican ended with an overall 8th place.

In his first heat, the Dane collided with Krzysztof Kasprzak and was ruled out by the Danish judge Jesper Stentoft. In his next heat, the Zealander scored only one point while winning his next two starts, only to end up with a machine injury in the end.

Slovenian Matej Zagar won this year's Grand Prix Challenge ahead of Polish Kasprzak and a Swedish surprise in the form of Oliver Berntzon.

These three are thus ready for 2021, while tonight's big losers, in addition to Mikkel Michelsen, were Russian Grigori Laguta, Ukrainian Alexander Loktaev and Australian Max Fricke.

But Mikkel Michelsen took over the other day - as you know - a place in this year's World Cup series, which starts next weekend, thanks to a long-term injury to German Martin Smolinski.

With a top result in the series, he can still redeem the ticket for 2021.

Grand Prix Challenge 2020

1. Matej Zagar, SLO, 13

2. Oliver Berntzon, SWE, 12 +3

Krzystof Kasprzak, POL, 12 + 2

....

4. Alexander Loktajev, UKR, 11

5. Vaclav Milik, TJK, 11

6. Timo Lahti, FIN, 8

7. Max Fricke, AUS, 8

8. Mikkel Michelsen, DEN, 7

9. Grigori Laguta, RUS, 7

10. Yevgeniv Kostigovs, LET, 6

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