Drag Racing

European Drag Racing at Hockenheim (Germany)

This year the 32nd edition of the Nitrolympx was held at the famous Hockenheim Circuit in Germany. On Friday only one qualification round was held – the second round was cancelled due to rain. On Saturday two qualification rounds were held in very warm weather. In Sunday elimination was performed, in sunny, cloudy weather.

Top Fuel Bike, Rikard Gustafsson (SWE, photo 1) was nr. 1 qualifier, winner of the race and author of a new speed record 387,41 km/h. Second was Richard Leeks (GBR) ahead of Rene van der Berg (NED).

Super Twin Bike: The winner was Martin de Haas (NED, photo2) ahead of Marcus Christiansen (DEN) who was also nr. 1 qualifier. Third position for Roman Sixta (CZE)

Pro Stock Bike: There were 16 qualified riders who were competing for a 16-bike field. Fredrik Fredlund (FIN, photo3) was nr. 1 qualifier, winner of the race and also he made a new speed record in 308.25 km/h. Second was Alex Hope (GBR) in front of his compatriot Leonard Paget.

The Super Street Bike Cup saw again a massive 28 bikes entry representing many Countries from all over Europe. They were competing for a 16-bike field, so qualifying was fierce.
The winner was Richard Stubbins (GBR, photo4) in front of Morgens Lund (DEN) and Donat Daniel Lencses (HUN).
Full results on FIM Europe website:
All photos by Ivan Sansom and Rose Hughes.




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