Preparations for the second round of the world’s first micromobility championship got underway in the picturesque city of Sion today. The teams and riders took to the city streets ahead of the second round of the eSkootr Championship (eSC).
On a scorching hot day, the riders got their first chance to learn the tricky anticlockwise track that winds through the streets of the historic city nestled in the Swiss Alps. After a series of acclimatisation sessions, the teams took part in a number of fast-and-furious Team Battle contests to entertain the many spectators enjoying the sporting action.
The final round of the Team Battle Groups ended in a perfect score by 258 Racing who took the top three positions in the three-lap encounter. Italian female motorbike racer Roberta Ponziani, led home her team-mates Tre Whyte by 0.5s and Wilfred Njuguna by a further seven tenths.
The on-track action began at 12 noon when the 30 riders took to their 100km/h S1-X eSkootrs around the 18-turn course.
The second round of the new series will form part of the International Transition Festival that's being held in Sion from 24-27 May, in which the accessible sport of eSC is the perfect platform to promote the use of sustainable micromobility transportation in urban locations.