Brands Cup Triumph T-Cup and T-Challenge 2014

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… The Suzuki GSX-R Cup is similarly popular, the concepts of the series are similar …

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Guest starters are always welcome …

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Work hero: Christian Furrer drove the 3-hour GEC race in Oschersleben solo, the Swiss man completed 98 long laps alone.

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Triumphs T-Challenge and T-Cup racers in the much admired Castrol factory look.

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This has never happened before in the success story of the Triumph hobby racing series, which has been going on since 2008: …

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… Over 70 starters met at the Hockenheim Motodrom.

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The German’s favorite hobby racing engine? Triumph three-cylinder. Over 70 participants rocked the T-Challenge and the T-Cup in the 2014 season.

Matthias Schroter

08/19/2014

This has never happened in the success story of the Triumph hobby racing series, which has been going on since 2008: over 70 starters met at the Hockenheim Motodrom. All time high. Viral marketing via daytona-675.de and t5-net.de as well as the energetic, tireless advertising by Challenge co-initiator Thomas Rothmund had an impact. Including guest starters, 46 (!) T-Challengers took on the challenge at Hockenheim.

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Who would have thought that, let’s say ten years ago, that Triumph would one day develop such a sporting dominance? Probably the Triumph Cup man from the very beginning, Uli Bonsel, who is responsible for press and technology in his main job at Triumph, who must have guessed in 2004 what great success his employer presented in 2005 Daytona 675 and her little sister, the Street Triple who followed in 2007.

All sporting triumphs are eligible to start

The T-Challenge in particular shows impressively how successful these two series are. All sporting triumphs are eligible to start, the series is dominated by the Daytona 675, whereby even very old and lovingly cared for sweethearts from the first model year 2006 still have a chance on the podium. Thomas Rothmund impressively took second place in the second run with his honorable 675th. Not surprising that Franky Heidger, the most successful T-Cup starter of the modern era, was looking for a new challenge in this T-Challenge for 2014. In terms of performance, it is of course somewhat inferior with its almost standard Cup Street Triple. What Heidger, tempered in over 25 years of professional racing, compensated with driving skills and surprisingly secured pole position. Second place in the first run was a demonstration of driving skills; 1.53 lap times with a 105 hp motorcycle on the high-speed circuit in Hockenheim are synonymous with the realm of fables for normal hobby riders. It is a shame for Heidger that he was cleared in the second run by a colleague who dramatically overestimated himself when braking.

Franky was by no means the only unlucky person. That’s just how it is in racing. Many drivers with a soulful smile on their faces, some rather sad, some even to the hospital for a check-up, fortunately without any major wounds. Biggest unlucky person of the weekend: Max Riebe, who just made it to the starting grid of T-Challenge race one after good training, but had to leave it shortly before the start due to a lack of propulsion. Zero points for one of the championship co-favorites were definitely not the plan, especially when sports comrade Michael Kunz confidently achieves two race wins and the full number of points.

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Noderer with a near-start-finish victory

T-Cup colleague Gabriel Noderer succeeded in doing this at the season opener of the series at the Sachsenring at the end of May. All signs pointed to a repetition of this coup, had the Hockenheim weather not caused capers just before the first T-Cup run. Declared a rain race, the drivers faced the tricky choice of the right tires. Rain or slick?

Shortly before the first call for the race, the track was largely dry, so many drivers were relying on slicks. Punctually after the first announcement, it began to trickle. Hectic activity in the boxes. At least with parts of the T-Cup. Converting to rain tires. The boys were sweating and some of them got their bikes rebuilt just in time. Some didn’t assemble. Because they generally reject rain. And didn’t invest in a second set of rims. Cup veteran Hajo Ammermann, for example, belongs to this faction. Or title favorite Noderer. He was playing poker. Many others with him. And gambled away terrific. An almost minimalist starting field for T-Cup conditions went on the journey and was further decimated by falls. Fear reward for everyone who crossed the finish line: much sought-after points. And once again an impressive demonstration of power by Ole Bartschat, the rain god of the T-Cup. Who won the race with confidence, followed by two old windy faces, who seem to like rain especially: Uli Bonsels and Harald Kaufmann, both over 50, showed the young guard how to ride a motorcycle safely and quickly in the wet. Bonsels wanted one thing above all for the rest of the season: rain. Rather unlikely, this wish.

The second run of the T-Cup under optimal, as dry conditions, then adjusted the balance of power again. Noderer with a near-start-finish victory in front of the Swiss Erich Peter, T-Cup winner 2013, and old star Leo Neels, who also impressively demonstrated that Street Triple models from 2008 to 2010 are still good for podium places be able. Another sign of balance in the T-Cup.

IDM Supersport for Holtz and Noderer?

Oschersleben 2014, the halfway point of the racing season, turned out to be what felt like a resurrection for some Triumph amateur racers after the start of the season went anything but planned. Tim Holtz is such an example. The youngest T-Cupper ever was traded as the upcoming champion after strong preparation for the season. Then there was a fall due to a technical defect in the first race at the Sachsenring and the sad departure before the second run, because the devil could not be found. Zero points for Holtz. The hard bottom of the facts. In Hockenheim, the bad luck seemed to stick to the blonde’s boots, as Holtz had belonged to the slick faction in the first run. The end before the start. Run two made up fourth place.

And now Tim’s home route Oschersleben. Races five and six of the season are coming up. In his living room. Expectations high again. So is the pressure. Tim takes it cool. Takes pole position – and two squeaky clean, superior race wins, each with the fastest race lap. Demonstration of his talent. The T-Cupper will probably not have much fun with Tim’s performances. In the form the IDM-Supersport calls. This also applies to the T-Cup leader Gabriel Noderer, who could not stand up to Holtz in Oschersleben. The youngster summed up his race weekend that he has no pressure, doesn’t know the demanding track very well and is happy about the points for the championship.

Level in Triumph series is more than remarkable

The level in both Triumph series is now more than remarkable. T-Cupers like Bolle are also happy about tenth place. Marcus Walz was such an example in the second run. “Finally back to the top ten,” said the full-time custom bike builder, whose season has so far been characterized by ups and downs, almost exuberantly at the award ceremony. He can do that too, after all, it takes constant 1.37 times. There is no free gift. In the T-Cup in Oschersleben, up to 15 drivers stayed below the 1.40 mark, which is magical for hobby racers. With a three-cylinder engine with around 100 hp, mind you. That speaks for highly motivated drivers, for optimal tires (Bridgestone Slick V01) and fantastic chassis partners (Ohlins DTC and Lars Sanger from Motorradkte). Not to be forgotten in this context, the professional coaches: In Oschersleben, Arne Tode was on permanent duty for two days to help T-Cupers and T-Challengers achieve better lap times, including an extensive tour of the circuit on Friday evening.

On Saturday afternoon, despite the brutal heat, the Triumph crew insisted on consolidating what they had learned in practice during the 3-hour run of the German Endurance Cup and ensuring top results (T-Challenger Franky Heidger with the T- Cupern Tim Holtz and Hajo Ammermann with a podium, for example). And of course the racing gods also had a lot of fateful things ready for the sprint races of the T-Challenge. Max Riebe followed the bad luck from Hockenheim purposefully to the Magdeburg Borde, after initially everything looked like a march through with a fine pole position. But already in the third lap of the first race, Riebe slipped out of control on his own cooling water. The head gasket had said goodbye. For the second run he could no longer compete.

Michael Kunz, who scored 25 points, was better off in comparison, as double run winner Dirk Schnieders remained without points as a guest starter and Uwe Geist, who was finally rewarded with third place after a Hockenheim weekend to forget. In run two, “Man of the Weekend” didn’t let Uwe Geist get anything wrong and confidently won the biggest trophy, followed by Matthias Neukirch and Thomas Rothmund. Behind them, a sensational Tom Dick crossed the finish line, who, like many other fast old guns in the T-Challenge, has absolutely no desire for Sunday walks and coffee parties and prefers to spend his time with other like-minded people on the racetracks. In 2015, Dirk Schnieders would like to enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the Triumph Cup on a regular basis. The T-Challenge can look forward to a fair and fast participant.

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