European Sidecar Championship:
QR in Loppersum won by the Meier’s
Loppersum in the Netherlands was the venue for this Sidecar qualification round. 11 teams were prepared to battle for 6 spots in the final.
Under very hot summer condition 2300 spectators saw very good and exciting action on the track.
12 qualification heats provided the line ups for the 3 finals. Manuel Meier with passenger Melanie Meier went directly to the final with 10 points. He was joined in the final by Markus Brandhofer and passenger Sandra Mollema, who also racked up 10 points.
The B final provided the other 2 teams to the A final, Danish/German pair of Mike Frederiksen and passenger Desiree Holstein together with French pair Rémi Valladon and passenger Dylan Fourcade.
A fierce heat ensued in the final with the German team Manuel Meier and passenger Melanie Meier coming out victorious. They were joined on the rostrum in 2nd by Mike Frederiksen and passenger Desiree Holstein, and Markus Brandhofer together with passenger Sandra Mollema taking 3rd place.
Overall top three
1. Manuel Meier / Melanie Meier, GER / GER
2. Mike Frederiksen / Desiree Holstein, DEN / GER
3. Markus Brandhofer / Sandra Mollema, GER / NED