|Next weekend, the third IDM event of the year will take place on the legendary Nürburgring in the beautiful Eifel in Germany. This time only the teams of the Superbike 1000 class are present, because the event is part of the supporting program for the really “big boys” – the Truck Grand Prix.
The two-time German champion Ilya Mikhalchik will be back again, although the endurance world championship is also entering the next round with the 12-hour race in Estoril in Portugal this weekend. Mikhalchik had to set out the previous event due to his participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France and will now do everything to make up for the lost points. With 34 points, the Ukrainian currently holds ninth place. He is 42 points short of the top. So two wins are the declared goal of the 24-year-old for the upcoming weekend.
Pepijn Bijsterbosch, Jan Mohr and Tim Eby are also highly motivated. All three took part in an event at the Nürburgring two weeks ago which was the Dutch motorcycle championship and they were able to prepare well for this weekend.
The short version of the Nürburgring is used at the International German Motorcycle Championship. It is technically demanding and contains difficult passages. Under normal circumstances, the Truck Grand Prix is the best-attended event on the IDM calendar with more than 100,000 spectators. Also this year spectators will be able to attend the event at the Nürburgring, but also this time only in limited numbers.
The action on the Nürburgring starts on Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. The races will again be streamed live on the series’ social media channels and on Youtube. Don’t miss out on it!