Welcome to the Euroserie Supertwin Top gas homepage.
Congratulations to the 2017 and 2018 champion:
Joerg Lymant from Germany.
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Season's opener: Malmö raceway, 11 & 12 may 2019.
The sun was out all weekend, while a cold wind was blowing from the north.
There were 20 Topgassers on the entree list, it was the biggest class that weekend.
Unfortunately, Martin Buehler was not able to come after damaging his gearbox during a test after fitting a turbocharger to the homemade experimental bike., a project started by the late Otto Bauer.
(picture: M. Buehler)
Martin had arranged for Malte Foit to use his entree, and 19 teams showed up in Malmö for the drag race on the 1/8 mile.
A total of four rounds of qualifications were planned for Topgas, at fixed times.
Young Jaakko Miettinen from Finland (above) is the latest addition to the class. He rides the V-rod that his dad Markus raced in the V-rod Destroyer cup class, many years ago. Seventeen year old Jaakko does all maintenance himself and consults his dad about the set-up of the bike. It was the first time Jaakko would race "heads up" with a "Pro Tree".
Jan Malmberg had taken the two blowers of his bike last winter and had replaced it with one new big supercharger. But Jan was not certain it was functioning properly, and decided not to race. His team mate Mats Larsson finally had his bike running after having to solve many problems last year, both mechanical and electronic.
Team Sideburns Peter Niklas and Christian Bruhn were both on the entree list with their new bikes, but it turned out the repair job on Peter's engine in the U.S.A. was not to his liking, and Peter used the old turbocharged Honda once again.
Christian Bruhn had just finished rebuilding the engine of the supercharged bike (formerly raced by Heezen and van Schie) a few days prior to the race, so Malmö was a test race for him.
It was a suprise to to see one of Olaf Menzi's bikes in team Schack's tent in the pits. While the cylinder heads of of Schacks bike were still being repaired (probably by former owner Jesper Thiel), Olaf Menzi was kind enough to rent his spare bike to team Schack, so Frederik could enter the race at Malmö.
Team Eight Ball from Germany was at full force at Malmö, as both Cord Albers and Gert Caspari came to race. They were joined by their friend Carsten "Mecky" Hormann, who already raced in Topgas in the 1990's.
A riders meeting was held at 09:00 on saturday morning and the first round took place at about 11:00.
Anders Jensen from Denmark was first in line, and he surprised everybody with a 5.18 seconds pass on his supercharged bike, good for place # 3 after round one.
And the bike still in one piece.
Andreas Heer needed almost eight seconds to complete his pass. Torbjörn Ström's "Yellow Jacket" bike hesitated and did not run wel, that morning. 7.2 seconds was his first result.
Then it was Olaf Menzi's turn, and he made a nice and and straight pass in 4.72 seconds and 230 KmH! After an unbelievable reaction time of 0.007.
Up until then, they all had done solo runs in the left lane while the track crew was cleaning up an oil spill in the right lane. Then the two V-rods came to the startline. Sven Ole Schleichert's bike stopped right after the start, while Jaakko was slipping sliding, and stopped the clock at 8.01 seconds.
Chris van Nimmen set his best time of the weekend in first round. 6.45 seconds for the American Lifestyle Harley, while Frederik Schack made his first pass on the "rental" in the other lane.
Frederik drifted towards the centerline and had to go off throttle and lift his foot to avoid hitting the reflector at the end. Still 4.9 seconds, good for place #2 at that time.
Just like Chris, Gerd Caspari did his best time of the weekend in the very firsts round, but he was almost a full second quicker then Chris.
In the other lane, Cord Albers performed way below his usual level, and did 5.38.
Mats Larsson did 7.41 with very foggy visors...
...and "Mecky" Hormann did better in the other lane, 7.2 seconds, while loosing a push rod during his run.
Both Bruhn and Niklas could not their bike started for a warm up, and did not come out. And Jörg Lymant was signaled to shut off after his burnout for leaking a certain fluid.
Twelve racers were qualified after round one, while 13 is the minimum for a 16-field drag race.
Malte Foit (picture above) made a valid pass in round two and became # 13 to qualify, but was pushed down to place #15 at the end of round two. Then Jaakko Miettinen did 6.5 and moved up to place #10. Sven Ole Schleichert went sideways after the start, resulting in a poor 7.79.
Andreas Heer tried again, but did not improve.
Christian Bruhn came to the start for the first pass on his new bike.
But he did not complete his run, but stopped just after the 60-foot mark.
Cord Albers (above) slightly improved his time, but still below his usual level, and he dropped one place in the ranking. His friend Mecky (below) also improved, but dropped two places in the list.
Same story for Herman Jolink, he improved but was pushed down two positions in the list.
Then came the fireworks, Frederik Schack with a 4.645 seconds pass.
Quicker then his own European 1/8 mile record (4.65)!
Anders Jensen came close to doing his first "four" with a 5.01 seconds.
Gerd Caspari did not improve, and dropped two places, and Torbjörn Ström did 5.40 and jumped to place #6.
More fireworks, Olaf Menzi needed to step up, to stay on top of the list, and he did!
1.09 on the 60-foot, 2.9 seconds half way down the track, and 4.623 seconds on the clock. Very impressive!
Mats Larsson tried again, but could not improve, and also dropped two places on the list.
Then reigning champion Joerg Lymand made his first pass.
He was able to be quicker then Schack, but could not catch up with Menzi: 4.6309 with a slightly better top speed.
Very close competition, and three racers below the European record already, with plenty opportunities to back it up.
All passes of the second round were held in the left lane while the track crew was cleaning up an oil spill in the right lane.
Results of round two:
In round three, Jaakko improved his time and went up to place #9 after adjustments to the wheelybar...
...while in the other lane Peter Niklas tried to leave the start line, but did not succeed, so he did not get on the list.
No improvement for Albers and Ström, then fireworks again!
Frederik Schack did the best time so far, and also highest speed, 4.620 seconds and 242 KmH. Officially a new European record at that point in time, but the weekend was far from over.
In the other lane, Malte Foit improved to 7.3 on his Rotax-Buell and moved up two places on the list.
Christian Bruhn had to work hard to keep controle over his bike, while Mike Kraaij watched it from nearby.
But Christian managed to complete his pass and entered the list at place #11. In the other lane, Sven Ole Schleichert did his best run so far, and went from #13 to place #10.
Olaf Menzi did not come out, that round. Joerg Lymant did, but could not set a better time.
The spectators got spoiled as the European and Nordic STTF champion Marcus Christiansen came to test his bike.
Marcus and his dad "Speedy" had put in a bigger engine, and Marcus had made a wheelybar out of carbon fibre.
And another treat: one the world's quickest bike riders, Rikard Gustafsson came to test after having to completely rebuild his top fuel bike and heal his body during the winter.
Both riders did a half pass, and both teams were happy with the result and ready for the FIM race at Santa Pod's main event.
In the last qualification round, Jaakko Miettinen and Sven Ole Schleichert and Herman Jolink improved their times. Jolink managed to pass Gerd Caspari in the ranking. The others stayed in their positions.
Anders Jensen (above) tried hard to do his first "four" and had a great launch, but drifted towards the center line and had to go off throttle.
Christian Bruhn holed a piston, and was out for the race.
Final qualification list:
The first round of the eliminations on Sunday morning was held at about a quarter to eleven. A few clouds in the sky, but still lovely weather.
First pair, Frederik Schack against Andreas Heer. Clutch problems for Frederik after a very sharp reaction, but he was able to stay ahead of Andreas and advanced to the quarter finals.
Gerd Caspari's clutch did not engage right away, then he suffered wheel spin, while his opponent Jaakko Miettinen (picture above) had the better reaction, and was able to beat of Gerd, much to Jaakko's own surprise.
Third pair was Anders Jensen against "Mecky" Hormann. Mecky's bike dropped two push rods near the 60-foot mark, and a spark plug came out of Jensen's engine. Jensen aborted his run, while Hormann advanced to the next round in 7.2 seconds. But he probably damaged the engine, because Horrmann dit not show up for the quarter finals.
Cord Albers eliminated Chris van Nimmen and did his best time so far: 4.977 seconds
Then Olaf Menzi beat Mats Larsson in 4.686.
Herman Jolink beat Sven Ole Schleichert (above) with a carbon copy of his best run of the previous day.
Joerg Lymant had no problems eliminating Malte Foit.
Joerg only needed 4.681 seconds, the quickest time of the day so far.
Torbjörn Ström got to ride alone, and did better then the day before.
The quarter finals were held at noon.
Once again a great reaction by Schack, and working clutch. 4.711 and 241 Kmh.
More fireworks! The quickest time of the weekend was set by Olaf Menzi in the quarter finals, a whopping 4.556 with a 0.02 reaction time, while eliminating a very consistent Herman Jolink who did another 5.4.
Albers had a bye-run because of Mecky's "No Show".
Ström had the better reaction against Lymant, but Joerg passed Torbjörn at the tree, and advanced with 4.651.
The semi finals were a deception. Clutch problems again for Schack, so an easy win for Albers. Followed by a red light by Olaf Menzi. But Joerg Lymant did not disappoint the spectators and did 4.623.
So, an all German final round at Malmö, Albers against Lymant, who was clearly the favorite.
Cord Albers had a slightly better reaction, and did his best run of the weekend.
But that was not enough to beat champion Lymant, who also did his best run of the weekend,
as you can see in the chart below.
Lymant's 4.591 is the new Euro Serie STTG record, backed up by Joerg's semi final round time of 4.62. Well done Joerg!
(Left to right: Schack, Lymant, Albers)
So the reigning champion leads the championship again. You can see the details in the point list.
Many thanks to the crew at Malmö raceway. And to the new class representative Mike Kraaij. You all did a very good job, and made it a great event.
The next race in the Euroserie will be at Gardermoen raceway, near Oslo in Norway.
See you all there!
The annual winter meeting took place at the end of Januari near Hildesheim in Germany. It was the first big job for the new class representative Mike Kraaij after he was appointed last September.
Twentyfive racers and their teams showed up to decide on the 2019 championship's calendar.
The 2019 calendar for the Euroserie Supertwin Top Gas:
Season's opener: EDRS, Malmö, Sweden: 11 and 12 May.
Race #2: Norwegian Bike Festival, Gardermoen, Norway: 14-16 June.
Race #3:Mantorp Drag Revival, Mantorp park, Sweden. 25-28 July.
Race # 4: Hockenheim, Germany: 16-18 August.
Race #5: Mosten Raceday, Denmark: 29 august - 1 September.
Race #6: Drachten Finals, DHRA, The Netherlands: 20 - 22 September.
The five best results of these six races will count for the 2019 Euroserie championship.
Calendar in PDF with details here...
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: 4.591 sec.
Set by Joerg Lymant, DE, set at Malmö raceway, Sweden on the 12th of may 2019
The 2018 calendar 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. (read report)
Race #5: Hockenheim, Germany: 16-19 August. (read report)
Race #6 Mosten Raceday, Denmark: 31 august - 2 september. (read report)The five best results of these six races will count for the 2018 Euroserie championship.
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.
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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
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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)