Hello Motorsport fans!
The 54th Frohburger Dreieckrennen was once again a successful event with many riders in all classes, the nicest weather and a lot of spectators.
On the Friday evening we built up everything in the paddock and prepared for the first practice which should take place on Saturday morning.
A friend of me, Pascal Lenz, had broken the collarbone 2 weeks ago and could not race in the class 1 (Supermono). He came up to me and asked me if I would like to take the place on his motorcycle for him. We managed everything and therefore I became the double starter in class 1 (Supermono) and class 3 (Supersport Open/STK600).
On Saturday morning the day started with the first qualifying from class 1 and I had to get used first of all to the Suzuki Gladius of Pascal who has only about 55 HP. Many other riders had more than 100 HP machines. Still I succeeded in having quickly a good feeling for the motorcycle and the laptime became better from lap to lap. However, these were still to a few wet places on the tarmac. I finished the Quali 1 on 7th position with which I was very happy of course.
Then in the Supersport Practice 1 I had to change on more power and I tried to keep the rhythm. With the 8th position I managed this also rather well.
Both qualifying’s took place directly on each other by which I had to “jump” from motorcycle to motorcycle.
The 2nd practice were delivered under clear conditions and I improved my lap times again very much. In the end, these were, unfortunately, only the positions 11th in class 1 and 16th in class 3. In the races it had to go clearly forwards!
On Saturday afternoon the first race of the Supermonos was held under perfect conditions. After a good start I hung on a threeman group which I could follow for a while, until the battles began. The last year’s Suzuki Gladius Champion Kai-Uwe Lenz, went only half a second faster per lap. With it I was relatively contented. After a great fight I finished in 9th position. In the last lap I was able to break later than the other rider.
At race 1 of the Supersport’s I also got a good start, but still lost some positions. Unfortunately, there was in the first corner, directly beside me, a crash where 2 riders went down. The red flag came out quick and the race was shortened from 10 to 7 lap distance.
I had a better start than before and came away from the spot. In the end I finished in 11th position. The lap time was strongly improved again. However, for the 2nd race I wanted to become quicker once again.
But first the 2nd race of the Supermonos was held on Sunday morning. With an excellent start I hung directly on Lenzers back wheel on the 7th position. Unfortunately this didn’t held long, because there were many overtaking manoeuvres already in the first lap. I had to fight again with the riders from the first race and position 5 and 6 ran away. I wanted to secure the 7th position what developed as very difficult. In the meantime I brought up a gap of 1,5 seconds. However, this was ruined by a short speed limiter and enough lee. In the last corner we both braked on the last groove, however, I wanted to take more speed with on the start-finish line. Unluckily, he went wide and I didn’t moved through. I finished on 8th position.
For the 2nd race I wanted to give once again everything!
From the beginning I was in the top Ten and attacked on the front places. However, in the corner “Grauer Wolf” I was too late on the brakes and I had to go wide after some big slides. I went down a small hill and I had to get up on this very quickly. With big remains on the field I started to regroup. I rode the times like from race 1 consistently and quickly I made good ground and above positions. At the end the 15th position jumped out. Because of this I was not contented of course, nevertheless, a top ten result would have been possible.
At the upcoming weekend it goes for the last time in 2016 to the racetrack, which will be at Oschersleben. There the Biketoberfest takes place.
At this point I would like to thank my sponsors so much for their engagement and the great cooperation! The Pictures of the Weekend you can see » HERE «.
The next news will follow after Oschersleben.
your Markus Geuthner#95