- Judith Pieper-Köhler
Reiti is looking forward to crowded IDM finale at the Hockenheimring
The last event of this year's season of the International German Motorcycle Championship will take place at the Hockenheimring this weekend. Markus Reiterberger and the BCC-alpha-Van Zon-BMW team can look back on a successful season with the 2022 title in the IDM Superbike class. They will use these last practice sessions to try out some innovations on the BMW M 1000 RR and to optimally adjust the bike to the 28-year-old. As in the previous year, the clear goal for the last two races is a double victory. There shouldn't be a lack of motivation for Reiti. After returning from a rather devastating season finale in the Endurance World Championship - the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team had to retire due to a technical issue at the 100th Bol d'Or race - the Bavarian is hoping for a deservedly successful conclusion in the IDM.
The Hockenheimring has traditionally been the venue for the season finale of the IDM for several years and many of Markus Reiterberger's friends and family will travel to the circuit in Baden-Württemberg to support the four-time German champion. Also on site this time is his fan shop with the already coveted championship shirts.
If you don't make it there yourself, you can watch the races again in the series' professional live stream at www.idm.de/live. The first race of the Superbike class takes place at 11:10 am and the second one at 3:00 pm. As always, tickets are available at the ticket offices on site at the racetrack.
“Of course I hope to end the season with a double win, just like last year. Since we got the championship title in the bag, we've tried a few bigger things on the bike to do some steps forward. We have planned the next innovation for a further step with the BMW for Hockenheim. It should make me even faster and give me a better overall feeling on the bike. I'm really looking forward to Hockenheim. It's not just the end of the season, where there's always a big championship celebration, there will also be a lot of friends and family there, and that's always a big motivator for me. After the disappointment with the outcome of our latest assignment in the Endurance World Championship, a successful last IDM round would be great. I hope for all of us that we will have an accident-free weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing all the fans at Hockenheim."