A strong starting field of the IDM Sidecar class is waiting for the starting gun
We have always followed the motto “It is necessary to remove all ambiguities” and because of that, hopefully, an interesting and exciting IDM 2017 season will start at the Nürburgring in less than four weeks.
With a new promoter, IVM, Industrieverband Motorrad (the Motorcycle Industry Association) and its trustee for organisational matters, the Motorrad-Action-Team, the Gespannrennen professional association (IGG Sidecar Racing) is launching a new era, the foundations of which have already been laid over the last four years based on the motorcycle event promoted by the three gentlemen Poensgen, Meyer and Hoffmann. “After a somewhat complicated winter initiation, we believe that the Championship Series that is highly appreciated throughout Europe, will successfully continue!” With these words Dieter Eilers made it clear how he envisions the future of the German Motorcycle Championship. Dieter Eilers, who has many years experience in the IGG’s Board, additionally stated: “It is useless to indulge in trivialities; now we have to get to work and this will be a challenge for all of us. Thanks to Motor Presse Stuttgart we should be able to introduce German motorcycling again in the right manner”.
During the recent weeks very constructive talks were held between the promoter and IGG and the cooperation that was established looks promising. IGG, in cooperation with the Dutch KNMV Federation will organise the sidecar racing on their own account, which means that the sidecar teams that are interested in IDM can immediately start to register online via the IGG website! This of course also applies to interested teams from the Netherlands and other neighbouring countries.
IGG additionally established an e-mail address to which all the teams and other interested parties can send their questions regarding IDM, the competition weekends and their programme. Now before each race all the registered teams will receive all the important information via this e-mail address.
The deadline for registration is the 28th April 2017 and a registration fee in the amount of €190 has to be paid by the 15th May 2017 to the IGG’s account (IBAN:DE27 5019 0000 0500 2256 37 BIC: FFVBDEFF). We also welcome, of course, sidecar riders with 600 CC engines. In the event of the participation of more than five of these machines independent evaluation within this category is possible. Entrance to the riders’ camp for the first race at the Nürburgring is possible from Thursday (the 11th May) from 1:00 p.m. If anything is still unclear then, it can be dealt with right there, without any bureaucratic delay. The entry fee for the event in the amount of €490 will be paid directly prior to the event. Based on our discussions with the new promoter two races are always planned during the IDM event.
Text ©Vorstand Interessengemeinschaft Gespannrennen e.V.
Bild ©Luca Schmidt