Marie Mateos 2022 French Champion with Polini Thor
An all-pink success, with an unique and incomparable flavor: the bearer Marie Mateos became Champion of France in the classic competition with the Polini Thor.
Further successes for Polini Thor engines. The last big triumph is the one in the 2022 French Championship, held last week in Auch, in the south east of France.
After 14 tests and 15 hours of flight, a superb Marie Mateos signed an extraordinary victory with Polini colours, becoming the new French classic competition champion at the end of an impeccable Championship and with 2 rounds ahead of her direct rival, her husband Alex. A deserved result, desired, conquered with determination and great skill especially in the economy tests, thanks to the distinctive characteristics and low consumption of the Thor 202. Marie shined also in the navigation and precision tests, where the experience gathered over the years made a difference, leaving dozens of male pilots behind.
Wonderful second position for Alex with Thor 202: his wife took him away the title he had held for 10 years.
Excellent performance also for the couple Armelle Segond & Jérémy Penone on the Thor 250 two-seater trike with the victory in the PL2 category.
For now no break, they are already working on the next challenges: the team French Championship at the end of August, while in September the ULM and slalom World Championship and the Coupe Icare.
Marie Mateos French Champion
«What an emotion! I arrived in Auch with some reservations after the not particularly brilliant World Cup in Brazil. Instead everything went well and finally, after years of commitment and work, I reached my goal: for once, Alex and I swapped places «.
“Marie finally finished ahead of me and won the French title: I’m very happy for her! I have many beautiful memories in Auch: in 2007 I took part in my first French Championship and today seeing a woman, my wife, win it, it’ is an unique emotion «.