Poland held its first unofficial speed riding championships on Friday 4 March in the Polish ski resort of Laworta on South-East Poland. Arkadiusz Sabat was the winner.
Great weather and snow conditions awere reported and three runs were carried out by the 15 competitors.
In what organisers described as a “nail-biting “finish, Jan Grzonkowski who had lead up until then was outrun by Arkadiusz, who finished the overall winner and unofficial champion.
Third-placed Jerzy Kraus eeked onto the podium by 0.02 seconds, which was the time he beat fourth-placed Leszek Mańkowski.
The event gathered some great prizes, and Arkadiusz went home with a new Zig-Zag 12 speed riding wing, courtesy of sponsors Dudek.
1. Arkadiusz Sabat – 2:12,75
2. Jan Grzonkowski – 2:13,77
3. Jerzy Kraus – 2:14,72
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