Koenraad Van Nieuwenhove at the helm
Zeebrugge, a popular seaside resort and important fishing port on Belgium’s North Sea coast, was the venue for the BK Offshore Championship event at the weekend.
Having had to retire in the opening Pro Enduro race, Miguel Vandoorne recovered to take victory in the second race, but the title was shared by Sebastien Sabbe and Matthias Geerts. Jeremy Lasoen missed a buoy which prevented him from sharing second place with Matthias Geerts.
The AM300 class was won by newcomer Jimmy Morel, with Yves Soetens taking top honours AM200 class.
Sprint SE booasted a healthy line up with Van Vlassenroot, the 14-year-old son of Sandrino Vlassenroot lead from start to finish. He’s looking to follow in his father’s footprints and become a top rider. The promoters are keen for teenagers to enter in 2021. Sadly, Sandrino himself had to retire because of a mechanical failure. Tom Claerhout and Raphaël Gego, both new to offshore racing, impressed and look set to have some exciting battles in the future.
The second round of the BKOffshore Championship is scheduled to take place on the weekend 22 -23 August in the resort town of Zeebrugge.
For more information please contact Koenraad Van Nieuwenhove
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
website - https://bkoffshore.be
Photos courtesy of Luc Bollen