Welcome to the Euroserie Supertwin Top gas homepage.
Congratulations to2017 champion:
Joerg Lymant from Germany.
Race #4 Drachten, the Netherlands, The Main Event by DHRA.
Western Europe was suffering from a heatwave, and Drachten was no exception. Thirteen topgas racers on the entree list. The first round of qualifications at half past three was not attended by all racers, mainly because of the heat.
Peter Niklas And Christian Bruhn arrived on friday evening with their turbocharged Honda, just in time to watch the last qualification session of that day.
Gerd Caspari (picture above) had suffered wheelspin during his first attempt, skipped the second round, and improved in round three.
Shifting problems for Jan Malmberg (below), and his two compressors did not like the hot air.
Martin Buehler from Switserland was one of the first to arrive, and used all the chances he got.
Martin shredded his blowerbelt twice, but managed to make a big step forward and do a new personal best of 8.58 in round tree. He backed it up with 8.59. the next day. The former owner of the bike did a best time of 8.54 seconds on it, so Martin is almost there.
7.71 in round 2 and then a 7.8 for Joerg Lymant (picture above), top qualifier and a big gap with the rest on the list.
Even Cord Albers (below) could not come close.
Here's is the list after friday's qualifications:
Herman Jolink could not produce his usual numbers on friday, and had swapped the engine of the Ducati on friday night.
A loose battery connector, but already a better start on Saturday.
Olaf Menzi and his Swiss team were working on their gearbox on friday night.
Strange noises were coming from the camshaft area of Mats Larsson's motor during warm-up, and his team was wrenching all weekend to find the cause.
Anders Jensen is still repairing his bike and prepairing for Hockenheim, but came to visit with his wife and kids.
And Anders also listened carefully to the noises coming from Mats' bike.Dark clouds packed above the airstrip when the topgassers lined up for the fourth round on saturday afternoon, and big raindrop came down when the second pair had started, so the whole session was cancelled, and all tried again at 18:00. when the thundershowers had passed. Meanwhile, Mats Larsson had payed a visit to Gert Jan Laseur's shop to get some parts to try and solve his problem.
Albers and Malmberg improved while running side by side.
And Peter Niklas entered the list with a 9.5, in the top eight with one more round to go.
Here's the list before the last round:
Malte Foit is at the bottom of the list, but he kept going quicker every round with his Rotax powered Buell.
In the last qualification session, both Herman Jolink and Olaf Menzi improved their times.
They both passed Caspari in the list, Menzi (in the foreground on the above picture) went quicker then Jolink (background). Olaf also passed Martin Buehler in the list, and went to place #4, while Jolink stayed at place #6.
Malte Foit and Sven Ole Schleichert (foreground on above picture) also improved in the last round but it did not change their ranking.
Bad luck for Peter Niklas. A hole in the Honda engine and he spilt some oil on the track.
Game over for Peter.
Here's the final list:
Jens Peter Hoffmeister had just recently bought his dragbike and had signed in for Drachten as test/demo rider, but the organisation had put him in the topgas class.
Hoffmeister managed to qualify better then the Foit family, and was second alternate on sunday.
With Niklas out, first alternate Schleichert came in against Lymant, so Hoffmeister was stand-by and race ready during the quarter finals. And allowed a test run afterwards.
Sven Ole Schleichert was not able to give any competition in his run against Lymant, as his bike stopped at the launch.
Swiss against Swiss in the second pair.
Martin Buehler advanced while Olaf Menzi failed to stage.
Cord Albers and Gerd Caspari are team mates. Caspari came close to beating Albers, who has the quicker bike.
Gerd Caspari had the better reaction!
Herman Jolink ran his best time of the weekend in the quarter finals and beat Jan Malmberg, who again suffered shifting problems.
Martin Buehler's clutch got hot while staging for semi finals, forcing him to redlight, so Lymant advanced easily to the final.
Cord Albers could not start up, so Herman Jolink also did not have an opponent. Herman's bike stalled right after he left the startline, but that was enough to advance.
Lymant reacted better and beat Jolink in the final round.
Jan Malmberg was allowed to make two test runs after being eliminated, and both of them were in the "seven", so he's hopefull for Hockenheim.
Jörg Lymant won all races so far, he only needs to get technically inspected at Hockenheim to become the champion of 2018.
Many thanks to Mr Koper and his crew for a smooth race under tropical conditions.
An album with 45 more pictures can be viewed here...
Mike Kraaij made an album of pictures of the event and put it on Facebook
Newsflash: Peter Niklas has his engine back, and it still fits in the frame...
See you all at Hockenheim, there are 17 topgassers on the entree list!
The 2018 calender for the Euroserie Supertwin Top Gas:
Season's opener: EDRS, Malmö, Sweden: 19 may and 20 may.(read report)
Race #2: Speeddays, Alkersleben, Germany: 07-10 june. (read report)
Race #3: Drag day, Hokovice, Czech Rep: 23-24 june. (read report)
Race : 4: Main Event, Drachten, The Netherlands: 27-29 july.
Race #5: Hockenheim, Germany: 16-19 August.
Race #6 Mosten Raceday, Denmark: 31 august - 2 september.
The five best results of these six races will count for the 2018 Euroserie championship.
If any of them gets cancelled, the spare race (SRIF, Malmö, 7-9 september) will be a valid race.
Season's opener: Malmö, Sweden: 13-14 may (read report)
Race #2: Malmö, Sweden: 3-4 june (read report)
Race #3: Drachten, The Netherlands: 28-30 july (read report)
:Race #4: Hockenheim, Germany: 18-20 august (read report)
Race #5: Mosten Racedays, Denmark: 1 & 2 september (read report)
Race #6: Drachten, The Netherlands: 29 sept-1 october (not valid)
Read the season's review.
The best 5 results count for the 2017 championship________________________________________
See the results of all racers on the European Dragracing Database. ____________________________________________________
Season's opener: 13-15 may Malmö, Sweden. (read report)
Race #2: Bechyne, Czech Rep: (read report)
Race #3: Drachten, The Netherlands: 1-3-july (read report)
Race #4: Hokovice, Czech Rep: 16 july (read report)
Race #5: Drachten, The Netherlands: 22-24-july (read report)
Race #6: Hockenheim, Germany: 19-21 august (read report)
Race #7: Mosten Racedays, Denmark: 2 & 3 september (read report)
Season's opener: Hoskovice, Czech Rep., 9 & 10 may (read report)
Race #2: Bechyne, Czech Rep: 30 & 31 may (read report)
Race #3: Malmö, Sweden: 26 - 28 june (read report)
Race #4: Drachten, The Netherlands: 10 - 12-july (read report)
Race #5: Hockenheim, Germany: 7- 9 august (read report)
Race #6: Mosten, Denmark: 28 & 29 august (read report)
Finals: Malmö, Denmark: 11-13 september (read report)
Read the 2014 preview.
Race Dates Supertwin Top Gas 2014:
3-4 may: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag Day One, Knebl Drag Promotion (read report)
31 may-1june: Bechyne airbase, Cz. MSTO (read report)
28-29 june: Santa Pod raceway, UK. Summernationals SPRC (read report)
18-20 july: Malmö Raceway, Sweden (read report)
8-10 aug: Hockenheim, NitrOlympX, Germany (read report)
29-30 aug: Mosten Raceway, near Randers, Denmark (read report)
13-14 sept: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag day Three, Knebl Drag Promotion (read report)
Read the 2015 preview.
If you want to join in and need a good bike to compete, check the 4sale section.
Race Dates Supertwin Topgas 2013:
4.-5. May, Drag Day Open Hoskovice CZ (read report)
25.-27. May, NAST Championship, Avon Park GB ( read report)
31. May 2. Juni, Grand Nationals Bechyne CZ ( read report)
3.-4. August, Vandel, Denmark ( read report)
9.-11. August, NitrOlympX Hockenheim D (read report)
16.-18. August, Dutch Finals Drachten NL Cancelled!!!
30-31. August, Mosten Race Days, Randers DK (read report)
15 September, Drag Day Finals Hoskovice CZ (read report)
The best six results count for the 2013 championship.
These were the 2012 race dates:
09-10 june: Drag Day Europe Hoskovice CZ (read report)
22-23-24 june: Dutch Open Drachten NL (read report)
29-30 juni/1 july: Dragster Eurogames Bechyne CZ (read report)
20-21-22 july: Dutch Open Drachten NL Cancelled!!!
10-11-12 aug: NitrOlympx Hockenheim D (read report)
17-18-19 aug: Dutch Open Finals Drachten NL (read report)
31aug-01 sep: Mosten Race Days Randers DK (read report)
2011 Euroserie dates:
07-08 may: Drag days1 Hoskovice Czech republic. (read report)
04-05 june: Drag days 2 Hoskovice Czech republic. (read report)
17-19 june: Dutch Open Drachten 1,The Netherlands (read report)
15-17 july: Dutch Open, Drachten 2,The Netherlands (read report)
12-14 aug: , Nitrolympx Hockenheim, Germany. (read report)
26-28 aug: Dutch open finals, Drachten 3, The Netherlands (read report)
01-04 sept: Mosten MC Race days, Randers, Denmark.(read report)
Season's review 2012
The six best results count for the 2011 championship.
These were the 2010 Euroserie Supertwin Topgas race dates:
8-9 mai: Hoskovice, Cz (read report)
18-20 june: Drachten, Nl (read report)
9-11 july: Drachten, Nl (read report)
29 july - 1 august: Mantorp, Se (read report)
13-15 august: Hockenheim, De (read report)
20-22 august: Drachten, Nl (read report)
2-4 september: Mosten, Dk (read report)
Best six results count for the 2010 championship.
This were he race dates for the euroserie supertwin topgas 2009.
15-17 mai: Malmö. Se. (read report)
13-14 june: Hoskovice ,Cz (read report)
19-21 june: Drachten, Nl (read report)
3-5 july: Luckau, De (read report)
10-12 july: Drachten, Nl (read report)
14-16 august: Hockenheim, De (read report)
21-23 august: Drachten, Nl (read report)
Best six results count for the championship.
Watch the quarter finals 21 june 2009 Drachten:
1) Malmo (S) 31 May- 1 June
2) Hoskovice (Cz) 13-15 june (read report)
3) Drachten (NL) 20-22 june (read report)
4) Luckau (D) 4-6 july (read report)
5) Drachten (NL) 11-13 july (read report)
Testing and tuning can be done
in Hockenheim on 9-10
6) Hochenheim (D) 15-16-17 aug. (read report)
7) Drachten (NL) 29-31 aug. (read report)
Race reports for 2007:
18- 20 may: Malmö (read report)
16-17 june: Hoskovice, Cz (read report) google earth placemark
29 june-1 july: Luckau, De. (read report) google earth placemark
13-15 july: Wittstock, De. (read report) google earth placemark
20-22 july: Turtmann, Ch. (read report) google earth placemark
17-19 aug: Hockenheim (read report) google earth placemark
Don't forget to check the 4sale section, there are a lot of fast bikes on it now and many parts.
Race Reports 2006:
1st race: 17-18 june: Hoskovice, Czech
rep. (read report)
2nd race: 30 june-2 july: Luckau, Germany. (read report)
3rd race: 8-9 july Kunmadaras, Hungaria. (read report)
4th race: 14-16 july Drachten, the Netherlands. (read report)
5th race: 21-23 july Turtmann, Switserland. (read report)
6th race: 12-13 aug Vandel, Denmark. (read report)
Official 1/4 mile record: 7.393 sec.
Set by Gert-jan Laseur/Nl at Drachten, Holland. 23-08-2009
Official 1/8 mile record: 4.654 sec.
Set by Frederik Schack, Denmark at Malmö raceway, Sweden on the 13th of september 2015