The trip to Germany was a successful one for Continental backed Phase One, as they took a fantastic victory in the Oschersleben 4-Hour Classic Endurance.
They were pushed all the way in qualifying by ACR Wobker and Motul Endurance, but Swedish rider Peter Lindén put the team on pole with a 1.39.62, whilst Ian Simpson was just off the pace struggling with a cracked rib following a recent mountain biking accident.
Temperatures in central Germany were high all week with air temperatures between 33-35°C and track temperatures in the region of 46-48°C. However, as the riders sweated in their race leathers, the ContiRoadAttack 2 CR classic race tyres fitted to the P&M Suzuki just kept on gripping.
The Phase One duo led from the off, increasing their lead by just over one lap per hour over second placed Team Segale Classic riders Dario Tosselini and Roberto Germann.
With just ten minutes to go, Ian stopped coming into the start finish straight with a serious top end rattle coming from the bike. In consultation with Ian, the team decided to sit out the final ten minutes just before the line, and push it over the line at 8pm to finish.
It was an anxious wait, as the chasing pack ate into the teams five lap lead, but the plan worked and all the hard work paid off to see them win by more than one and a half minutes.
Next up for the team is the Classic Bol later this month at the Paul Ricard with Lindén joined by Hugh Brasher in the hot seat.
Congratulations to the team on a well earned victory!
Find out more about the ContiRoadAttack 2 CR here.