On the first weekend in July our Supermoto guys went to Wittgenborn for the fourth round of the IDM.
Tim Ollesch started in the S2 class and was already able to get along well with the track in Friday practice. On Saturday he finished the second free practice in 9th place. For the timed practice the weather started to become unstable. Now the right choice of tires was needed. At the last moment Ollesch switched back to slick tires.
Already in the first two laps Ollesch could position himself on position 6. Unfortunately Ollesch went down hard in the third lap and had quite heavy contact with the track barrier. As a result the timed practice was interrupted for a short time. Unfortunately Tim could not finish the timed practice and had to settle for 20th place.
Despite all this, Ollesch started the race on Sunday in pain. With 17th and 22nd place in the two races, not a satisfactory performance. Tim Ollesch: “I had the feeling that I had to fight against myself. Concentration waned and I had a severe headache. I thank my team for their support over the weekend, now it’s time to heal up.”
Our Robert Schmidt competed in the S4 class. For Schmidt, too, things did not go optimally in qualifying due to the difficult weather conditions. With 16th place as a starting position, a good start was needed. In the semi-final, Schmidt was able to fight his way up from 16th to 8th place on the grid, which meant 15th place on the grid for the final race. The final run brought Robert Schmidt with exciting duels in 13th place to the finish.
Our most experienced Rocco Tenzler and Thomas Hankel competed in the Ü40 class for the SHR Motorsports Team. They contested the timed practice on a wet track and difficult conditions. Hankel ended up in 22nd place in qualifying, Tenzler on pole position with an absolute best time of 1:11.599.
The first race was on, again in “full wet” conditions, and Hankel brought home a solid 22nd place safely. For Rocco Tenzler it was ideal conditions “Exactly my weather” he said in the interview directly after the run. He had to let an opponent go at the start, but managed to regain the lead and came, saw the black and white checkered flag first.
On Sunday, the weather gods had a second sight and the races remained dry. Rocco Tenzler unfortunately lost a position at the start, but could hold the second place until the finish and so it was podium and champagne for Rocco Tenzler and the SHR troop. Second place overall and with important points credited to the championship account, a successful weekend came to an end for Rocco Tenzler and the entire team. Overall, nevertheless, a successful weekend for the SHR Motorsports Supermoto team that has proven great team spirit under the adverse conditions the ups and downs.