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  • Judith Pieper-Köhler

Successful second race weekend in the IDM at the Motorsportarena Oschersleben

Just two weeks after the season opener at the Lausitzring, the IDM riders headed to the Motorsportarena Oschersleben. With a maximum of 50 points and a double win from the start of the season, Markus Reiterberger traveled to the area of the Motorsportarena Oschersleben with his BCC-alpha-Van Zon-BMW bike.

On the northernmost race track of Germany, Reiti went into the second race weekend with some skepticism. The Oschersleben Motorsportarena is not one of the 28-year-old's favorite racetracks. Nevertheless the training went well again and the man from Bavaria was able to place his BMW in second place behind his biggest opponent Florian Alt. He had to deal with technical problems at the Lausitzring and didn't collect any points as a result. But in Oschersleben his luck changed.

In the first race, both opponents got away very well. There were overtaking maneuvers between the two BMW riders on the first laps. At first, Alt was able to take the lead, but Markus Reiterberger stayed close to his opponent's rear wheel. With the fastest lap times, the two riders were able to break away from the rest of the field. In the 13th lap, Reiti dared to attack and passed Flo. But he couldn't be shaken off and as it went into the final lap, and Alt set his final attack and went past him on the inside and secured the win.

Reiterberger started the second race through the “Reversed Grid” that is common in the IDM Superbike from eighth place. Florian Alt started one place behind in ninth place. With a real rocket start, the Bavarian came out of the first lap as the leader. From then on, Reiti continued to take the lead and emerged as the winner with a lead of 4.6 seconds.

Markus Reiterberger:

“Considering that Oschersleben isn't really one of my favorite circuits, I'm quite satisfied. In the first race I chose the harder tyre, but they lost a bit performance towards the end of the race. On the last lap, however, Flo passed me on the inside and I had to be content with second place.

I had a brutally good start into the second race and just wanted to set away. The track didn't have particularly good grip today and I had to fight quite a bit, which paid off in the end. I think we got the best out of the weekend and are taking important championship points home again. Now I'm really looking forward to the EWC event, which will take place in two weeks in Spa-Francorchamps. The track feels so brutally fast and the layout really suits me.”

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