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Grams, Walther, Bonetti Acquire Opening Superbike, Supersport, Twin Frohburg Spoils

Today’s opening day of competitive action at the 2018 Frohburg Road Races, culminated with a mix of close fought, compelling and drama filled opening Superbike, Supersport and Super Twins encounters.

Reflecting on this afternoon’s big bike encounter it was German roads hero Didier Grams, who kept at bay ultra impressive Frohburg debutant Davey Todd to record yet another victory at his nations most famous roads event.

Photo by Robby Repsol

After ten enthralling laps of the much lauded Frohburg course, just 0.685 separated Grams and new Wepol Racing/Penz 13 BMW team member Todd, as multi times IRRC Supersport champion Marek Cerveny finalised the rostrum finishers.

Others to impress included Ulster GP Ultra Lightweight victor Shaun Anderson, leading the Suzuki challenge in finishing an excellent sixth.

Reflecting on the prior Supersport race, it was Team Schleizer Dreieck’s Thomas Walther who took the spoils, emerging victorious by nigh on 1.4 seconds in front of tenacious main challenger, MV Agusta mounted Manou Antweiler.

Behind Antweiler Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Christian Schmitz battled his way to third, holding off the attentions of rapidly improving Mountain Course exponent Julian Trummer.

Whilst another high calibre TT Races competitor Stefano Bonetti, continued the factory SC Project Paton teams momentous 2018 International roads tenure, with a commanding opening Super Twins race triumph.

After long term main pursuer NK Motors Racing’s Laurent Hoffmann dropped out of contention on the ninth and penultimate lap, this left the ever cheerful, well respected Bonetti with an advantage of over 40 seconds, which he maintained to the completion of the tenth and final lap.

Joining Bonetti on the rostrum were Nico Kehrer and leading Czech roads twins competitor, Petr Najman.

Results per class from today’s races at Frohburg, are as follows:

Supersport:

1 Thomas Walther
2 Manou Antweiler
3 Christian Schmitz
4 Julian Trummer
5 Daniel Schmidt
6 Francesco Curinga
7 Anders Blacha
8 Ilja Caljouw
9 John Ross Billega
10 Rene Liebsschner
11 Dustin Tham
12 Anssi Koski
13 Benjamin Beume
14 Philipp Stich
15 Markus Geuthner
16 Robert Rohde
17 Andrea Majola
18 Stefan Wauter
19 David Hanzalik
20 Diana Spalteholz
21 Matthias Engl
22 Klaus Peter Domke

Super Twins:

1 Stefano Bonetti
2 Nico Kehrer
3 Petr Najman
4 Daniel Zornweg
5 Julian Trummer
6 David Hanzalik
7 Daniel Flemming
8 Paul Klop
9 Alexander Michel
10 Wayne Bourgeois
11 Kai Uwe Lenz
12 Paul De Doncker
13 Sascha Prahl
14 Jacques Borremans
15 Jan Wiese
16 Marko Milosch
17 Kenny Hinck
18 Thorsten Muller
19 Roland Friedrich

Superbike:

1 Didier Grams
2 Davey Todd
3 Marek Cerveny
4 David Datzer
5 Nico Muller
6 Shaun Anderson
7 Daley Mathison
8 Udo Reichmann
9 Tomas Borovka
10 Marcel Zuurbier
11 Hanno Brandenburger
12 Mario Grunwald
13 Juha Kallio
14 Dean Osborne
15 Jurgen Welsing
16 Denis Sanchez
17 Ricky Wagner
18 Karsten Lutje
19 Stefan Holz
20 Toni Rechberger

Words by Stevie Rial

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