|EGS-alpha-Van Zon-BMW Team arrives with new title
The season just started a few months ago in Oschersleben and the final of the International German Motorcycle Championship at the Hockenheimring is just around the corner. The EGS-alpha-Van Zon-BMW team comes to Hockenheim with one crying and one laughing eye, because last weekend Werner Daemen’s BMW factory team had to give up the fight for the Bol d’Or in the endurance world championship after seven and a half hours due to a technical problem. However, the chances for another title in the German championship with regular rider Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) are very good. After the title competitor Valentin Debise (FRA) announced yesterday that he will not take part in the IDM final, the title is certain, but the EGS-alpha-Van Zon-BMW team would like to wait for the last two races of the season and finish those well before bursting into jubilation.
Not only Mikhalchik is highly motivated for the season finale on one of his favorite tracks, Jan Mohr (AUT) can hardly wait to get back on his BMW M 1000 RR, because he took part in a private test at the race track only a week ago. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NED) hopes that he can end the season with a conciliatory result, having had a bit of bad luck in the last few races and was unable to exploit his full potential on board of the BMW. After finishing 15th at the Red Bull Ring, Tim Eby wants to take home at least one point from the Hockenheimring. For the local hero from Blumberg it is his home race and he hopes that this time he can take home some better memories than before the 2020 season when he crashed on this track. After the penultimate round in Austria, this should not fail in terms of motivation.
It is part of the tradition of Germany’s highest road racing series to choose one’s champions at the end of the season at the Hockenheimring. And if everything goes well, Ilya Mikhalchik will be the top rider from the EGS-alpa-Van Zon-BMW team again in 2021. We are all pleased that spectators will again be admitted to the season finale. In compliance with the 3G rules (recovered, vaccinated, tested), the spectators can cheer the full starting field of the individual IDM classes from the grandstands, but a visit to the paddock is also possible again this year. Numerous motorcycle manufacturers will take this opportunity and offer their motorcycles for test rides. Tickets are available at: https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/hockenheimring/de/tickets/channel/shop/index
And if you can’t be there, you can simply watch the races again in the highly professional livestream on the series’ website or on the social media channels on Facebook and YouTube.
You can find more information about the series at www.idm.de.