Published on 21 Dec 20 at 19:04
Jean-Loup Lepan is a pilot about twenty years dwelling in Embreville, in the Sum. Like many athletes, his follow has been compromised due to the second confinement and well being measures taken in reference to Covid-19.
But if the official occasions have been canceled, the younger man from Vimeu regardless of every thing was able to drive.
I was able to proceed to prepare usually thanks to my standing as an expert athlete. In addition, I’m lucky to have land subsequent to the home.
omen, since with this skilled standing, Jean-Loup Lepan was able to take part in the Pro Hexis the weekend of December 12 and 13, 2020, in Loon-Plage, in the North. A check organized by Marc Darcourt and Josse Sallefranque and solely reserved for skilled runners.
A brand new format
For this return to competitors, the pilots competed in a brand new format, with a session of quar chronosante-five minutes, adopted by two sleeves one hour every.
And the least we are able to say is that the younger rider, licensed at the Moto-Club de Picardie, solely improved his scores. From 24e in qualifying, he’s ranked 19e in the first spherical, and end 16e at the finish of the second spherical. All on the handlebars of a new displacement, a 450 4t.
“It feels good to be behind a starting grid again,” says Jean-Loup Lepan. “And I had a good feeling all day “.
First race for greater than two months
This race was the first in additional than two months for the younger man. Indeed, with the resumption of the Covid-19 pandemic in the fall, the seven exams of French sand racing championship had to be canceled or postponed.
Until this weekend in December, his final race was due to this fact October 4, 2020, additionally in Loon.
This occasion was the final preparatory race earlier than Le Touquet, a legendary race in the North of France through which I made a decision to take part this yr. And to put together myself in addition to doable, I’m working with Sébastien Sagot to enhance my method and profit from his expertise on this race.
Now, subsequent assembly Sunday 24 January 2021 for the huge one Touquet race, which ought to happen at behind closed doorways.