In Aachen, the denouement of a busy international weekend was ridden just now. 40 Combinations entered in this class that was ridden in two rounds with jump-off. The best 17 combinations of the first round had to return for the second round. After the second round there were seven combinations at double zero, a jump off with seven had to determine who would win this prestigious Grand Prix. A jump-off with Daniel Deusser, Jerome Guery, Scott Brash and Ben Maher promises to be a nail-biter of format and that was certainly the case.
Daniel Deusser was the first to start with Killer Queen VDM (by Eldorado vd Zeshoek). The duo immediately succeeded in a nice, fast clear round. They finished in 41,85 seconds, which immediately became the reference time for the other combinations. Gregor Wathelet with Nevados S (by Calvados Z) was the second to go clear. They finished in 42.83 seconds, fast but not fast enough to knock Deusser off his throne. Ben Maher showed with Explosion W (by Chacco-Blue) that it could be faster: the duo finished in 40.67 seconds but unfortunately missed one pole.
In the end no one managed to jump a clear round and Deusser's throne. Brian Moggre and Balou du Reventon (by Cornet Obolensky) came closest as the last starter in the jump-off. Their time of 42,16 seconds however resulted in second place. Wathelet and Nevados S (by Calvados Z) completed the podium.
Ben Maher and Explosion W (by Chacco-Blue) finished fourth as the fastest four-time finisher. Laura Kraut and Baloutine (by Balou du Rouet) completed the top five.