For most of the teams competing in the FIM EWC final on October 9 in the Czech Republic, this will be their first time at the Most circuit. Only a few runners know the difficult and spectacular 4,212m track.
YART – Yamaha Official EWC Team will undoubtedly be the fastest team to take off on the Most circuit. The Austrian Yamaha factory team recently took part in a test there and two of their riders, Marvin Fritz and Karel Hanika, competed as wild card riders in the round of the FIM Superbike Championship held in Most early August.
Marvin Fritz is particularly fond of the Most circuit. “Most are a great trail. Really tricky, especially because in some parts there is only one line and it is really difficult to overtake. Overtaking will be one of the hardest parts of the race. Then we also have some really fast sections on the track, which everyone will enjoy very much. Of course, the first chicane is not easy, and especially at the start of the race it can be crazy. If I had to sum Most in three words, I would say fast, very exhausting and tight overtaking.“
Bastien Mackels, driver of Team 18 Sapeurs-Pompiers CMS Motostore, took the podium in Most in June during the German IDM Superbike Championship. “I loved the trail. It is a pleasant circuit to walk where you never get bored. It’s physically demanding, so we’ll be happy to finish after a one hour shift. Besides the straight line, there is no rest time, as there are several slow and technical turns that put stress on the machine and the brakes. And you have to be very careful on the first chicane at the start of the race. If I had to sum it up in three words, I would say fun, technical and physically demanding.“
Erwan Nigon, Webike SRC Kawasaki France Trickstar rider, is particularly fond of the Most circuit. “Most and I have a long way to go. I raced there for the first time in 2000 in the 125cc European Championship then in the 250cc class with the French team, and in 2019 in the IDM championship. I wouldn’t say it’s a very technical circuit, but you have to ride with finesse and be very precise in your trajectories. The circuit involves a lot of angle changes with varying degrees of speed. This is the main feature of this circuit, these constant angle changes. There are no major difficulties apart from the first two very slow chicanes. I like the circuit; I’m happy to go and determined to do well. If I had to sum it up in three words, I would say legendary, atypical and physically demanding.”