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OK Patterson, a cut above the rest

Already on Friday it looked like it was going to be a special weekend due to Hannes Janker in P14 and Pedro Hiltbrand in P35. With the two title challengers forced to play catch-up and a duo charging at the head of the pack, the premises for a spectacular finale were all set. Patterson then confirmed his form in the heats, turning out to be the only one with zero penalties, and took five of the five rounds run. Decisive for the assignment of pole position was the last clash before the Finals where the groupings of Patterson and Thompson faced off. On this occasion, Patterson added another piece to his final success since, after running second at the start, he immediately recovered the head of the race against a Thompson who then dropped to fifth place.

In the heats the real potential of the Briton driving the KR #118 emerged, in command for all the rounds of the five heats, leading the group for a good 236 km. Except for Thompson, who surrendered only in the last battery, nobody else was able to keep up with Patterson, starting with Nicklas Nielsen, 3rd and a “penalty” of ten, and Zane Maloney, completing the second row. One had to drop all the way to P16 to find Janker and 34th for Hiltbrand, who even risked not qualifying having closed on par with the 35th-ed place Antonie Potty who, however, had worst placings.

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