European Sidecar Championship: qualifying round in Germany
Haunstetten in Bavaria was the venue of the European Sidecar Championship qualification round.
12 teams were prepared to battle for 6 spots in the final.
The hot action on the track was only matched by the European heatwave with temperatures over 36 degrees. It was difficult for all involved with these conditions.
12 qualification heats provided the line ups for the 3 finals. Raphael San Millan with passenger Benedikt Zapf, the home favourite went directly to the A final with 9 points.
He was joined in the final by previously unbeaten British team of Josh Goodwin and Liam Brown. The B final provided the other 2 teams to the A final, Dutch pair of Sven Holstein and Martin Stockmeijer, and Dave Cavill & Dennis Smit.
A fierce heat ensued in the final with the German team coming out victorious, much to the delight of the home spectators. They were joined on the rostrum in 2nd by Sven Holstein and Martin Stockmeijer, with Josh Goodwin & Liam Brown taking 3rd place.