Northern Ireland. Saturdays races at the NorthWest 200 got cut short on only a two lap race of the Supersport category. Rain forced the event to be abandoned. Supersport class started their race on the morning but it had to be red flagged after only two laps. On rider fell and his machine lost some oil. The oil spill wasn’t to be going the biggest problem, it was just the not changing weather. Rain got heavier and parts of the 14.5 kilometres long track where just un-race-able. At 15:15 o’clock local time the race direction decided to cancel both Superbike races as well as the second heats of the Supertwins and Superstocks.
Michels earns 19th spot in wet Superstock race, Gantner 22nd
Northern Ireland. The 2013 International Northwest200 has seen it’s first racing day on Thursday. Classes Supertwins, Supersport and Superstock had their first out of two scheduled races. Penz13.com BMW Racing Team fielded Germany’s Steven Michels and Switzerland’s Herve Gantner in the Superstock class and whilst weather wasn’t on the Road Racing side they earned more than positive results: Michels got 19th out of 45 riders, Gantner earned a 22nd spot.
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Rolling in at the NorthWest 200
Northern Ireland. Penz13.com BMW Racing Team got the first Qualifyings of the 2013 NorthWest 200 Road Races close to Belfast in Northern Ireland over and done. German rider Steven Michels and Herve Gantner from Switzerland had their first Superbike- and Superstock-sessions on Tuesday and both Road Racers showed a solid pace for the beginning, just mentioning both riders see room for improvements. Superbike session on Tuesday morning still saw some wet and damp patches and parts of the track, within the Superstocks it had dried up and grip got better.
Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Team: 2nd in Superstock after 24 hours at the Bol d’Or
Magny Cours. Penz13.com Franks Autowelt Racing Team secured a 2nd place in the FIM World Endurance Championship at the 77th Bol d’Or, the 24 hours of Magny Cours, today. The German squad of team principal Rico Penzkofer also got 6th overall with Pedro Vallcaneras (ESP), Jason Pridmore (USA) and Steve Mercer (GBR).