Despite the abrupt ending and cancellation of the Blue-ribbon event on the Sunday it was a great weekend of racing in the German country side. Speaking of which plenty of fans were on hand to watch their favourite German, Didier Grams take first blood in the Superbikes on Saturday, but not before Danny Webb outrode his EWC team-mate and reigning EWC 600cc champion Mathew Lagrive in the Supersport class. Taking nothing away from Didier, Webb did not contest the Open event and concentrated only on the 600’s and IRRC schedule.
To say Didier’s winning celebrations were outrageous would be an understatement. There was a mini-mini bike that he rode around – and nearly crashed into the medical car, flairs in Black, Yellow and Red, burnouts and plenty of cheering from the crowd that lapped up and enjoyed every moment…he certainly is the show man.
Unfortunately, Sunday brought the rain but despite the weather we were lucky enough to fit in every scheduled race except the final Superbike event. The weather by the start time was atrocious and after doing a warm up lap the riders and race control decided that enough was enough for the day…a good decision.
Earlier on in the day however we did get to see this year’s IRRC Champion, Danny Webb from Wepol Racing, smash the field in Race 1. Danny was simply too good in the wet and short track style road race to win comfortably in a field that contained the likes of Derek Shiels, Davey Todd, Didier Grams, Daley Mathison, Jamie Coward and Marek Cerveny…no small feat…the Weapon is certainly on his game at the moment and perhaps a podium at Macau is an outside chance, especially with some heavyweights passing on the event this year.
Well that’s it from my Euro tour…off to Prague tomorrow and the long flight home!