Sonka’s strong defence

The World Champion has had a near-perfect start on defending his title

Current Standings

1.
1.

Yoshihide
Muroya

 Japan JPN
Points 28 00
ARE 28
2.
2.

Martin
Sonka

 Czechia CZE
Points 22 00
ARE 22
3.
3.

Michael
Goulian

 United States USA
Points 21 00
ARE 21
4.
4.

Nicolas
Ivanoff

 France FRA
Points 18 00
ARE 18

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Teamwork and 0.003s end slump for Muroya

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Abu Dhabi 2019: Challenger Cup reactions

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An efficient engine equals race wins

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