London Olympia: Flashy Start for Koos de Ronde

Koos de Ronde
Koos de Ronde (Photo: Rinaldo de Craen)

The many spectators in the beautiful arena at Olympia were able to enjoy exciting driving sport in the course of Dutchman Johan Jacobs, in which the drivers only started once. After home driver Daniel Naprous once again drove an excellent round, all yes were set on favourite Boyd Exell, who competed with a wild card as well.

The six times World Cup Champion did set the fastest time of the day, but picked up two balls. József Dobrovitz finished just under Exell’s total time despite one knock down and took over the provisional lead.

Last starter Koos de Ronde: “My advantage was that I was able to watch the others so I knew what I had to do. I had planned to go around the marathon obstacle to go to the last gate and that worked out well.” De Ronde was faster than Dobrovitz, despite one knock down. Daniel Naprous finished in fourth place, ahead of József Dobrovitz jr, Georg von Stein and Theo Timmerman.

The FEI World Cup™ Driving competition is scheduled for Saturday, 17th December at 18.30 hrs. (UK time).




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