After the Circuit de la Vallée du Bédat, final Sunday within the suburbs of Clermont-Ferrand, the stress is down frankly for the Team Pro Immo Nicolas Roux, which has just one race to chew on, this week.
The Auvergne staff of National 1 managed to register for an all classes occasion (1, 2 and three) in Haute-Vienne, which is able to happen this Saturday in Saint-Georges-les-Landes, however was unable to to get area on the subsequent day’s race, the nineteenth Vienna Classic having discovered a taker (200 entered) in just a few hours final month.
“We wanted to have a quieter weekend”
“As almost all races are canceled (due to the health crisis, editor’s note), as soon as an event opens the entries, you have to jump on it, otherwise you won’t run, you have no room, ”explains Jean-Philippe Duracka, whose staff will subsequently have decreased exercise this week.
An annoyance, “but it’s not too serious,” stated Duracka, nevertheless. “We wanted to have a quieter weekend and besides, our ‘big’ team will not take me to Haute-Vienne.”
Pro Immo will certainly go away at dwelling three of its leaders, all domiciled in Toulouse and its suburbs. If Karl Lauk would be the chief of the Auvergne staff on this first spherical of the Maxime Méderel Trophy, on Saturday, the Bennett, Castellarnau and Jolibert will keep within the South-West.
“We have been a bit upset with our outcomes on the Circuit du Bédat (the primary Pro Immo, Stefan Bennett, was ranked seventh, editor’s be aware), we want that our “Toulousains” put together correctly the 2 races of the next weekend, Le Poinçonnet-Limoges and Bordeaux-Saintes, explains the sporting director of the Cournonnaise staff. We hope that they are going to be ready to increase their stage. “
Obviously the staff to beat final Sunday, after its present of power final yr on the Bédat (the rostrum in Durtol was all black and pink, editor’s be aware), Pro Immo has caught its ft within the carpet and its workers are nonetheless ready for an actual click on, after a month of competitors.
“We have too often passed through it, as at Bédat”
“We weren’t within the place that ought to have been ours on Sunday, agrees Duracka. Even although we received two races (a spherical of the Basque Essor and a check of the Haut Var Loops, editor’s be aware), we have now too typically handed by it, as at Bédat. It doesn’t matter, we’re solely in the beginning of March, however we nonetheless have to react. “
In three weeks, Pro Immo will begin enjoying massive, within the first spherical of the Coupe de France, of which he’s the outgoing winner. Between now and this Saint-Etienne Grand Prix, Duracka and his alter ego, Nicolas Vogondy, count on higher from their males.
Because, solely Stefan Bennett and Karl Lauk have proven thus far that they continue to be environment friendly, within the nationwide elite. This is simply too little for a staff accustomed for three years to reigning in French newbie biking.
“Stefan and Karl would need more support, teammates racing up front. We will take stock after Bordeaux-Saintes, ”concludes Jean-Philippe Duracka.
The Pro Immo entered for the Maxime Méderel Trophy (Haute-Vienne), Saturday March 6 : Thomas Acosta, Mickaël Guichard, Romain Guillot, Karl Patrick Lauk, Gaëtan Pol, Nicolas Thomasson, Victor Tourde.