Romania was the venue for this year's FIM Junior World Championship. On the grounds of the TCS Racing Park near the capital Bucharest, the world champions of the classes 65cc, 85cc and 125cc were to be found. For Germany in the 65cc class at the start was the DIGA Academy athlete Jamiro Peters.
The qualifying day on Saturday did not go quite optimally for the KTM pilot. Although he was able to qualify without any problems, from the 70-strong field, for the main races on Sunday, with starting position 25, he did not have the best starting position for the races on Sunday. However, Jamiro had already shown that he can always go one better in the race at the EMX semi-final in Axel, so the hopes were good for him and Team Germany to achieve a good result.
On Sunday, the starting gate fell for the first time at 11:30 am. Peters got off to a good start, but due to his rather poor line he was pushed back a little towards the first corner, but was still in the top 15. With good lines and a lot of fighting spirit, the man from Viersen quickly made up places and was able to close the gap that had already opened up to the American Vick, who was running in 7th place, by the middle of the race. Under pressure from the German, Vick quickly began to make mistakes that Jamiro was able to take advantage of and thus improve to P7. With a clean block pass in the last lap, the DIGA Academy athlete was again able to improve by one place and thus drove to an outstanding sixth place.
The start of the second run goes much better and Jamiro is directly on P5 in the leading group. Immediately there is a hard fight for every meter, two riders touch each other and crash, one of them is Peters. In the dense scrum of the early phase, the German loses many places and can only resume the race in 27th place. With a lot of effort the KTM rider fights his way forward place by place. At the end of the race he makes it to 13th place.
From the addition of both runs, the DIGA Academy athlete thus makes it to a sensational seventh place at this year's World Championships.
Jamiro Peters: "I am super happy with P7 in the world championship, just a pity that I am supported in the second run. At the entrance to the corner there were two tracks that then ran together in one and no one wanted to back up, we were both there. Assini is now third overall and he was three places behind me in the first run. So with a top 5 result in race 2 I would have had a good chance on the podium. I thank my team, my sponsors, my family and Christian, Olaf and Didi for the support on site."
Picture: Radek Lavicka