German Speed Week.
C'est sur le circuit d'Oschersleben en Allemagne les 12 et 14 Aout 2011 que s'est deroulé la 5eme manche du championnat ICGP.

Le classement general est à jour !!!

Resultats de la 1ere course :

Categorie 350cc

  1. Guy Bertin (FR)
  2. Ian Simpson (GB)
  3. Chris Bishop (GB)
  4. Walter Hoffmann (DE)
  5. Record du tour : Guy Bertin (FR)

Categorie 250cc

  1. Yves Hecq (BE)
  2. Andre Gouin (FR)
  3. Mickael Wild (DE)
  4. Peter Thorne (GB)
  5. Record du tour : Yves Hecq (BE)

Resultats de la 2eme course :

Categorie 350cc

  1. Ian Simpson (GB)
  2. Chris Bishop (GB)
  3. Guy Bertin (FR)
  4. Walter Hoffmann (DE)
  5. Record du tour : Ian Simpson (GB)

Categorie 250cc

  1. Yves Hecq (BE)
  2. Eric Saul (FR)
  3. Andre Gouin (FR)
  4. Stefan Tennstadt (DE)
  5. Record du tour : Yves Hecq (BE)

Resultats des qualifications :


By Mandy Jordan-Cooke

Round 5 of the championship took the ICGP Circus across the old East / West German border to Oschersleben, a tight, twisting, efficiently run track just 100 miles south west of Berlin.

Qualifier 1 highlighted improvements that some of the 250 section had been doing to their bikes, Dorfner (28) put in the fastest 250 time, with a consistent Hecq (44) and Saul (3) not far behind. Simmo (30) put in the fastest 350 time with Hoffman (333), Bertin (55) and Bishop 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Second qualifier 3 hours later commenced on a dry track but finished with the rain descending, gave the grid positions as Simmo on pole, Bertin 2nd, Hoffman 3rd and Bishop 4th, 2nd row were Kneubuhler, Peers-Jones, Hecq and Tennstadt.

Race 1 was run on Saturday morning under a grey cloud filled sky. Bertin, Hoffman and Bishop led the way with Simmo not having his best start. But by Lap 3 he was comfortably back in front and led the race from start to finish with his smooth sleek style. Bertin retained 2nd place throughout, despite the best efforts of Bishop to get through. Hoffman who got a great start to the race, dropped one place each of the first two laps, and then stayed in 4th position to the flag. Yves Roger Hecq had another fast race on his rocket-fuelled bike and came first in the 250’s, 5th overall from lap 1, right through until Lap 6, when he was overtaken by Kneubuhler who took 5th in the 350’s.

Peers-Jones, 7th on the grid, came in a consistent 7th in the race, netting him a 6th in the 350’s. Saul had problems with the bike from the outset and missed the lights on the start. But despite starting much later, made up ground from the back until lap 4 when he was finally overtaking the back markers, and the bike broke down completely, so he spectated the balance of the race with the marshalls. Gouin who was snapping at the heels of Peers-Jones from lap 3 took 2nd position in the 250’s with Michael Wild coming in 3rd.

From the very outset of Race 2 Bishop was determined to improve his standings, he led the pack round the first bends, with Bertin, Simmo, Hecq and Hoffman all in the tightly bunched pack at his heels. Simmo quickly took the lead again and stayed just in front of Bertin and Bishop from Lap 2 to the chequered flag. Bishop and Bertin fought for 2nd place the entire race, with Bishop finally overtaking him by riding his bike over the kerbs and rumble strip at the last of the bends to secure his podium place at 2nd. The action was all behind the 3 podium men, with Hoffman fighting for his 4th position all the way and defending it from Hecq, Peers-Jones and Kneubuhler, who were all determined to move up the pack, Yves Roger Hecq who started 5th was overtaken by Kneubuhler in lap 4. Peers-Jones got a flying start in 6th but Kneubuhler quickly overtook him on lap 2, Gouin started in 8th as 2nd fastest 250, but Saul determined to make up some points after his DNF in Race 1 overtook him on lap 2 and pushed him down to 3rd.

Germans Reichelt and Seck joined the circus at Oschersleben, but unfortunately Seck’s Yamaha was not running right, so he did not end up racing. Reichelt (74) had a consistent couple of races, coming 10th in the 350’s first race and 8th in the 2nd. Robbie Burns plagued by problems in round 4 at Snetterton had similar issues at Oschersleben and did not finish in Race 1 and after sorting the problem from Race 1, the bike let him down just before the start of Race 2.

Pictures by Mandy Jordan-Cooke