Nika Kletsky is the silver prize winner of The Russian Cup!
The Kursk cart-circuit which is considered to be one of the best racing tracks in Russia has become the venue of the Russian Cup this year. The spectacular event sponsored by Motul was attended personally by the governor of Kursk. This sport event attracted more than 3.5 thousand spectators and was covered by seven TV channels and about thirty local papers. The programme didn't include only mini-motorcycle and scooter racing but also an exhibition performance of stand-riders, Formula Drift racing and a holiday firework.
Both weekend mini-motorcycle races went off in intense rivalry between the strongest sportsmen of Russia and presented a lot of amazing passings, spectacular accidents and disappointing technical failures to their spectators. The first race was marked by a fascinating duel between two charming girls - the regular participant of the Russian Championship Ekaterina Krasovskaya and the pilot of "Yakhnich Motorsport Junior Team" Nika Kletsky. In each lap the sportswomen overtook each other several times to the applause and cheers of the numerous fans.
At the end of the first race the young pilot of "Yakhnich Motorsport Junior Team" was able finally to draw out and finish second following the winner Sergey Surnakin.
In the second and the final race of the Russian Cup Nika had a head start and was in the lead on the first laps resisting more experienced rivals' attacks.
Having been overtaken by some faster racers and having dropped back to fourth our sportswoman "adopted wait-and see attitude". Finally this tactics proved to be a success: the favourites got carried away by their rivalry and collided on one of the slow corners. The repeated champion of Russia Sergey Surnakin lost his leading position and dropped back to third. Then he lost his concentration and wasn't able to resist Nika's attack on the last corner of the final lap.
In the finishing stretch the pilot of "Yakhnich Motorsport Junior Team" beat her titled rival by half a length, took the third place in race two and became the silver prize-winner of the Russian Cup!