RESULTS IN BRAZIL COULDN’T BE MORE IMPORTANT!
** Six round one heats ran today on day one (Tuesday) – read the heat reports HERE on the event live page **
Winning the World Championship has been a fight between four riders for most of the season. Going into round five in Mauritius, Maxime Chabloz was leading but lost in the quarter finals, and then did the same at the sixth event in Dakhla, just after Carlos Mario had withdrawn through injury at the same stage in both those events, too.
Adeuri Corniel pipped Valentin Rodriguez to the win in Mauritius, taking the Championship lead, before Valentin struck back in Dakhla to win his first ever event. The Colombian closed the gap in the Dominican at the top and now the 2019 title is only open to Adeuri or Valentin.