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60th Fischereihafen Rennen “Fishing Port Race” – Round Up

The 60th Fischereihafen Rennen meeting at Bremerhaven in Germany, saw many of continental Europe’s leading road racers, produce world class performances a plenty, at the event dubbed the “Fishing Port Race”.

Reigning feature race winner Thilo Gunther, retained the flagship title, as he headed home Twins/Triples race winner Luca Hansen and Pavel Tomecek, in both Superbike races.

IRRC front runner and leading North West 200 debutant, Johan Fredriks, recorded a very respectable seventh place finish, in the second of the two Superbike encounters.

Others to impress included fellow Dutchman Michael Hofman and Vassilios Takos, who impressed on his debut at the Cookstown 100.

The Sound of Classics Junior class went the way of Jan Frank Bakker, whilst the Sound of Classics Senior category, saw Harald Mueller victorious.

Additional race winners included Marcel Kellenberger/Stefan Merkens (Superbike Legends – The 80’s), plus Julian Neumann/Tim Turowski (Super Twins).

The UK had a presence last weekend at Bremerhaven, with Martin Harrison making his Fischereihafen Rennen debut.

A prominent exponent of classic machinery, the seasoned roads exponent, wrapped up a very respectable 9th place finish, in the second Classic Superbike race.

This was backed up by series of 15th place finishes, in the Super Twin races, on his own teams ER6 Kawasaki.

Photo by Helmut Gross

Overall, the 60th Fischereihafen Rennen meeting, was an undoubted success, with event regulars, joined by many a high profile newcomer, plus stars from years past.

It’s good to see how strong the popularity is, for pure road racing in Germany, which has over the years provided real roads stars such as Rico Penzkofer, Siegfried Schauzu and Hans Georg Anscheidt.

Words by Stevie Rial