Fishtown races Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven is often referred to by spectators and participants alike as the “Monaco of the North” and now plays host to one of the last real motorcycle roads races in all of Germany.

Ever since 1952, this small port city in northern Germany has hosted this annual event and this year saw around 400 riders across eleven different classes along with a fantastic 20,000 spectators. Times have moved on a little since the first event in 1952 when the cobblestone streets were lined with 1,500 boxes of fish and 280 bales of straw but the 2.7 kilometre long track still maintains a real vintage road racing feel to it.

Despite a brief storm the events ran smoothly throughout the weekend with Belgian rider Paul De Doncker taking to the circuit on his Drixton Honda 500 shod with ContiRoadAttack 2 CR classic race tyres as used by the likes of Sweatshop Phase One and Darvill Racing.

Putting in a great shift on the bike Paul took to spot on the podium in his class out of 37 riders averaging speeds of 87.020 kilometres per hour, making that his second win in as many years at the Fishtown races. A superb win in a real European vintage style road race!