On the Pegs - January 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 1 - January 2022 - Page 88

on this opening night . The youngster showed great control and fought hard against regulars in the Prestige category such as Diogo Vieira ( POR-GasGas ) and Pol Tarres ( ESP- Yamaha ).
Over in the Junior class , Dominik Olszowy ( POL-GasGas ) put together a perfect night at his home race . The Pole won all three races and , cheered on fervently by his fans , the young GasGas rider showed three sides to his skillset ; the first being that of a combative attacker capable of ensuring a good fight against one of his most anticipated opponents Milan Schmueser ( GER-GasGas ). He won the first final in style . The pair were joined in the Top 3 by Leon Hentschel ( GER-GasGas ). In the second race , despite the reverse grid , Olszowy was able to take the lead early , but he had to show his ability to stay calm under pressure as a messy crash on the final lap almost cost him the win . In the last round , the Pole could demonstrate his power over the pack , winning ‘ easily ’ by more than 18 seconds . He did not disappoint his supporters and he won this GP in Poland ahead of Germany ’ s Hentschel and Schmueser .
Former Prestige rider Sonny Goggia ( ITA-Rieju ) made the decision to enter the European Championship again this year after narrowly missing out on the crown in the 2019 / 2020 season . This proved a
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