Inclement weather at Frohburg put a spanner in the works for IRRC Superbike exponents, as wet conditions for second qualifying put pay to any chance for competitors to better their best lap times from opening qualifying.
Due to this factor, overall qualifying positions as applied to Supersport exponents was determined by first qualifying results.
This enabled IRRC Superbike Championship leader Lukas Maurer to take pole position for Sunday’s 1000cc encounters.
Maurer prior to been involved in an incident which curtailed timed action, had lapped at 1 minute 34.550 seconds, leaving him 0.324 clear of nearest chaser, lead Championship pursuer Didier Grams (1.34.874).
MTP Racing’s David Datzer (1.35.242), who secured Pro Superstock Cup qualifying honours, was just a further 0.368 off the pace set by fellow countryman Grams.
Respective fourth, fifth, sixth fastest qualifiers behind the German duo were Marek Cerveny (1.35.862), Laurent Hoffmann (1.36.562), event wildcard Julian Trummer (1.36.704).
Completing today’s ten most rapid Frohburger Dreieck exponents were Joey Den Besten (1.37.821), Performance
Racing Achterhoek’s Virgil Amber Bloemhard (1.37.934), Marcel Elsner (1.37.940) and Dafit Motoracing’s Ales Nechvatal (1.38.742).
The UK’s only entrant Mark Purslow (1.41.843) placed overall 17th fastest plus had the distinction of topping the rain impacted second qualifying session.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou