SUNDAY: THE BATTLE
Let’s leave the summary of the day to Marc:
“Sunday morning! The most important race day in the Season 2019! There was no pressure, because I ride my bike to enjoy it and that’s why we are here! So I felt fantastic. The huge crowd was encouraging throughout the day, so it was definitely a time to enjoy!
Also I had the support from the people around me, and it sure is one of the most important things for me! My father, Ivan, Luca and all the team stand behind me and give me a lot of strength! Thanks to this, every race is enjoyable. The few minutes before each race are especially important, the atmosphere in L30 racing team is great, everyone has a job and knows what to do, but also everyone enjoys their job. It’s a fantastic time!”
The first event of the day was a “Course à l’Américaine”, which was a great show featuring Belgian riders against all other countries. Marc Schmidt won this race, but the battle everyone awaited was yet to come: the famous Mettet Superbiker. Qualified riders had to go through semi-finals. For this, Marc Schmidt and Thomas Chareyre were in different groups, and both riders won their respective race. At the end of the afternoon, it was time for the final battle.
“It was a long race: 25 minutes + 2 Laps. Many things can happen in this time! And with the lapped riders nothing is ever boring or easy. I did not feel so much pressure, because I know what I have to do during a race like this. With my crew in the pit lane, giving me the most important information, I was able to focus on myself and to enjoy the race, my bike, and the fantastic cheering from the crowd.
I knew I won as I crossed the finish line with the checkered flag and the fireworks, I thought to myself ‘We did it again! We won the Mettet Superbiker! The biggest and toughest Supermoto race in the world!’ In this very moment, I was the happiest man on Earth! But I cannot describe it better, you just have to experience it, it is incredible.”
After two victories in 2015 and 2018, Marc Schmidt writes down his name again in the history of Mettet Superbiker, the biggest Supermoto event in the world.
We would like to thank Ivan Lazzarini and everyone in Team L30 Racing for this fantastic opportunity to follow Marc Schmidt and to capture the weekend. We would also like to thank the team at Mettet Coyote Superbiker for a fantastic event and for their welcome. More info at superbiker.com
Pictures : Steph Legrand / pro-photo.fr