Team Brothers reflect on the midseason and look forward to the wrap up
After a mixed start to the Scandinavian tour back in June, Margot Schmidt and the rest of the Team Brothers Super Street Bike team are in a more buoyant mood as we head towards the final two races of the FIM-E season.
“So at our first adventure in Sweden in June I [Margot] didn’t had the best results, Dániel [Donát Lencsés] made it to the semi-finals when the race got called due to rain. I had a lot of technical problems and Krisztián [Jász] did a very good PB 7.09/289 kmh. After this, Daniel and I decided to do an extra test event at Santa Pod’s Summer Nationals. That proved the best move ever for me, as I ran a PB of 7.14/201 mph in an out of competition pass. Also Daniel’s testing gave us a good base setting to go into the next FIM-E round at Tierp in August.
Unfortunately, Krisztián couldn’t make it to this round due to other obligations. On the Friday, qualifying day, we had 2 qualifying runs which were pretty much ok. On Saturday we had a lot of down time and waiting for the track to get dry. Dániel was able to lay down an excellent pass on a tricky track of 6.76/362kmh which gave him the low qualifying spot for the weekend. I ended up 6th in qualifying with a 7.33/310kmh with a promising 1.20 60 ft.
Sunday started off with a lot of rain, we actually didn’t think we would race that day. Miraculous it got dry around 14.30 pm and racing started at 17.00 thanks to the major effort of the track crew they managed to prep the track at its best for the whole weekend. I made it to the 2nd round of eliminations against Alan Morrisson Jnr, but the bike wouldn’t shift so lost that round. Dániel made it through to the final round of eliminations, but unfortunately the time curfew kicked in for the venue and the race stopped immediately before running the finals. Dániel ended up the most points over the weekend while I ended up as 5th, so we were pretty happy with these event results.”
The Hungaro-Dutch collective are now getting everything ready for next weekend’s NitrOlympX at Hockenheim with all 3 bikes ready to go. Lencsés is in a tight chase for the title just behind currently leader Alan Morrison Jnr, with Margot looking to improve on 8th spot and Jász in 10th.
Text and photo: Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes