In the first round of the WEC in Chili Super B rider Hans Vogels scored his first points of the season.
In one of the toughest races in his career so far Vogels had to fight hard to get a good result. The stages were very demanding and technically difficult. Especially in the mountains with very steep hillclimbs the dusty tracks were very slippery . After the first day Vogels was 17th, without points, but managed to take 13th place in the second day earning his first points.
Vogels: '' This was the toughest race I ever rode. I couldn't find the right pace. The tracks were very bumpy and the bulldust made the second day very hard. On the hillclimbs the local riders were in the way which cost me a lot of time. It was a race to forget and I'm already looking forward to the next race in Argentina.''