Welcome to the Euroserie Supertwin Top gas homepage.
Congratulations to our 2013 champion:
Frederik Kirkhoff Schack from Denmark.
Race #5 in the 2014 championship: The NitrOlympX at Hockenheim, Germany.
The weather predictions looked bad, chances of rain on saturday and sunday, but we got lucky.
The track conditions were far from ideal, despite a lot of preparation.
Plenty wheelspin and no quick results by the car classes that ran in the morning.
The FIA-Prostock cars only ran one round and did not respond to anymore calls throughout the event.
Supertwin Topgas was scheduled for three qualifification sessions on friday, but only two of them took place. Thirteen riders were on the entree list, but only twelve had brought there bikes. Chris van Nimmen is still waiting for his new frame, so he could not race but made himself usefull by towing Mats Larsson.
Jan Malmberg had travelled with Mats, here you see Larsson and his team unload Jan's heavy twin blower bike.
Malmberg had sharpened his personal best during the last race, at the 1/8 mile track in Malmö, so his expectations for the weekend were high.
Same thing for Christian Bruhn, he made it into the semi finals at the last race, and seems to have the turbocharged Honda SP1 running like it should. His start crew had to get up early, as Michael Skubowins was also competing in the Pro ET class with his front wheel drive Opel.
All teams had their bikes inspected by Peter Marz on thursday, and were allowed on the track just before lunch on friday. The team of Miia-Maria Vepsalainen had travelled al the way from Finland, not knowing if the recent improvement to the clutch and the new gearbox would function. On the left side of the picture below you see Marku pushing Miia-Maria towards the track for her first attempt.
In the center of the above picture is "German Undertaker" Cord Albers, who was assisted by the Caspari brothers. Cord tested his new bike in Bechyne this year, but did not gamble for Hockenheim. He used his ex-Dave Feazell S&S Prostock bike for the occasion. Cord's first run took him 9.14 seconds.
In the right lane, Christian Bruhn did 8.68 @254 Kmh, so an excelent start for him.
Miia-maria had problems making a burnout, and she went back to the pits.
Bend Foit from Germany smoked his tire instantly and needed almost 15 seconds to get to the end of the 1/4 mile on his new Harley dragbike, but at least he was qualified.
Then the veteran of the class, Herman Jolink who had just tuned sixty years old, took over the lead from Bruhn in 8.54 seconds, but could not better Christian's speed. But not for long, defending champion Frederick Schack did 8.17. In the other lane, Serge Pinet from France left strong on his Buell, but suffered shifting problems: 10.4 seconds was his result.
Mats Larsson left the startline with a smoking tyre and the Turbo-Harley stopped before the tree, while Christian Bruhn's team mate Peter Niklas did 9.9 sec on his Ducati, good for place #6.
Next pair: Malmberg against Stefan Andre, both from Sweden. Malmberg did 9.7 and Andre shut off during his burnout. Charley Abraham's bike had stopped at the launch in his run against Jolink, and was allowed another attemt, but he shut it off after his burnout, and went to prepair for the next round, that took place about five hours later.
Watch round one:
Thanks to RMA for filming it all.
Again, Christian Bruhn and Cord Albers were first in line, and Albers improved and managed to pass Bruhn in the list doing 8.666 seconds giving him a 0.017 seconds lead over Christian.
Then Miia-Maria made a nice burnout and managed to get on the list.
But still a big problem with the gearbox and clutch, she used 12 seconds, got place #11 while only the quickest eight riders were allowed to battle it out on sunday.
In the other lane Charley Abrahams jumped to place #2 with 8.44. His speed of 209 Kmh indicates that there is a lot more in it. Then Herman Jolink (right lane) and Frederick Schack tried hard but did not improve.
Then Bernd Foit made his burnout.
He managed to improve to improve to 9.3 seconds passing Peter Niklas in the ranking.
In the other lane, Jan Malmberg did 8.548 seconds and squeezed himself between Herman Jolink and Cord Albers at place #4, just 0.004 seconds behind Herman.
A low speed of 195 kmh, so much more to expect from him too.
Mats Larssen was on and off throttle and did 11.0 sec.
In the other lane, Stefan Andre crossed the center line, so still not qualified.
Serge Pinet improved about half a second, but fell 0.004 seconds short to pass Peter Niklas in the ranking.
Serge landed on place #8 on friday.
Watch round two:
One more chance on saturday to qualify, and again Christian Bruhn was first in line. He made an impressive burnout and launched strong.
A new personal best of 8.470 @ 255.72 Kmh by Bruhn gave many teams who watched it something to worry about.
Jan Malmberg replied with 8.143 and 253 Kmh, and also a new personal best, in a great side by side run against Charly Abraham who did 8.016 and 260 Kmh taking the #1 spot with a new personal best time.
(picture P. Verhoef)
Then Stefan Andre (picture below) did a great run, 8.107 seconds @ 259.8 Kmh, good for place #2, just ahead of Malmberg.
In the left lane, Herman Jolink improved and passed Bruhn in the ranking, doing 8.446 seconds, a margin of 0.024.
Great racing so far that day, but then a big disapointment when Mats Larsson failed to restart the bike after it had died after the burnout.
In he other lane Cord Albers improved his time, 8.54 good for place #7.
Team Schack had watched thre people beat the time Frederik set on friday, so now it was time to set things straight.
Just like in Malmö, Schack used the last chance he got to get on top of the list again.
He went just 0.022 seconds quicker then Abrahams. A small gap, but the only guy capable of doing a "seven" so far.
Peter Niklas did not improve, and Foit and Vepsalainen did not show up fot the last round.
Watch round three below:
Bernd Foit was qualified #8 but signed off broken and informed Niklas about it, so Peter, being first alternate, could prepaire for race day.
Peter Niklas' engine stopped when he left the finish line, and Schack produced another "Seven".
Cord Albers knew he needed to react better then Charly, bud he redlighted.
Jolink was last to go in stage and supprised Malmberg.
A sharp 0.164 reaction and an 8.49 on the score board by Jolink were good enough to finish just ahead of Malmberg, who lost with an 8.3.
Stefan Andre's motor stopped after the burnout, and Christian Bruhn took it easy with 9.00.
In the semi finals Jolink repeated his routine and reacted even better then the run before: 0.135 sec, so he got a head start again, but Schack captured him easily: 8.001.
Bruhn reacted slightly better then Abraham, but Charly passed him before the 60-foot mark.
Bruhn did 8.61 and his Honda in now reliable and quick. Abraham (8.238) went to the finals against Schack who got lane choise.
What could have been an exciting final round, turned into a disapointment as Abraham had to shut his motor off because of a fuel leak after his burnout (picture below by P.Verhoef).
So Schack had already won on the picture below.
Unlike in Malmö, he stayed on the throttle this time.
But he didn't manage to celebrate his victory with another seven second pass. He used nine seconds instead, so Charley would have had a big chance, if...
Watch the eliminations here:
Frederik Schack won Hockenheim for the second time in a row, and seemed a little distracted during the ceremony. He can become the 2014 champion at the next race at Mosten. Bruhn can still capture Jolink, the battle for second place will probably be decided at the last race of the season, at Hoskovice.
Many thanks to Jerry and the crew, see you next year.
Qualification list here.
Elimination ladder here.
The other bike classes here...
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
29-30 aug: Mosten Raceway, near Randers, Denmark
13-14 sept: Hoskovice airfield, Cz. Drag day Three, Knebl Drag Promotion
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Update: Speedweek cancelled, salt lake flooded...
Former supertwin top gas dragracer Günther Retsch converted his Ducati dragbike ito a streamliner and took it to salt lake in Bonneville in 2012 to set a world record in his class.
The team has improved the bike last year, and will try to sharpen the record in August 2014.
Read more about the project, and check facebook.
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 (read
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 aug.
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
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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 4.687 sec.
Set by Jesper Thiel, Denmark, at Meca raceway, Malmö, Sweden on the 17th of may 2009