Numerous celebrities, beginning with Johnny Cecotto, an enthusiastic audience, and bright sunlight – one year before its 10th anniversary, “The Bikers Classics” proves to be an extraordinary European classic-event. On the occasion of the ninth “The Bikers Classics” hearts and tribunes were flooded with sunlight. As always many great names from the world of motorcycle street racing came together.
For the first time ever Continental presented a brand new development in the 18-inch range in the dimensions 110/80 ZR and 150/65 R18 to the Classic scene. In this connection rear tyres were not only supplied as a standard model for cold and wet long-distance races, but also with an Endurance Race-tyre-compound, which can also be used in the 17-inch range for providing even more grip at the rear wheel.
In a racing distance of four hours Team Scuderia-ACR 3 – with pilots Ralf Wobker / Bernd Fohne on a Kawasaki Z 1000 – finished in a very good second place. Proving not only that the newly developed tyre in the 18-inch range can keep up with competitors, but represents a high performance racing tyre “Made in Germany”. Grip, handling, dynamics and high performance are ensured and optimized by the newest Conti technologies as Continous Compound, Dynamic-Ride, Black Chili and Traction Skin, especially for Classic Bikes. From an overall of 70 started teams, the following ones chose Continental tyres and ranked:
- 2nd – Scuderia-ACR 3 – R. Wobker/B. Fohne – Kawasaki Z 1000
- 6th – Phase One Endurance – P. Lindén/H. Brasher – Kawasaki Z 1000
- 13th – Team Project-34.de – T. Hofmann/T. Schuler – Moto Martin GS 1000
- 34th – Boldorclub-Classic-Endurance – A. Peck/J. Rohde – Honda RCB
More than 40 000 viewers attended Spa-Francorchamps last weekend. We feel confident that even more will join the 10 year anniversary from 29th June – 1st July 2012.