NitrOlympX 2018

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NitrOlympX 2018
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NitrOlympX 2018

NitrOlympX 2018

NitrOlympX 2018

NitrOlympX 2018

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The moment of tension, just before the start. A few seconds later on the quarter mile, the driver and team notice whether everything fits – 402.34 meters full of adrenaline.

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Where there is smoke, there is fire! Hearty burnouts bring rear tires up to temperature.

Incidentally, also for the women, like here with the British Jemma Venables (Great Britain) on her easily over 500 hp turbo Hayabusa.

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Practice early: in the “Junior Drag Bike” class, the riders are between eight and 16 years old. Like the German Marie Rosen with a Harley-style 250 single.

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Really cool: Geeuwke Siersema from the Netherlands is a full nine years young. It starts as a matter of course between roaring, loud top fuelers that deliver around 1,500 hp on two wheels and even up to 10,000 hp as a four-wheeled dragster!

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Here Geeuwke Siersema starts with “only” 10 to 12 hp from a 50 cm³ single. This means that the junior can make it over the eighth of a mile, i.e. 201.17 meters, in around 13 seconds

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Top posture, even with little performance. The nine-year-old is already practicing against unpleasant rollover with a wheelie bar.

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Family ties: Father Gerard Siersema once drove drag racing himself and is now team boss, consultant and sponsor of Junior Geeuwke.

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Learning by burning: conversions based on the Suzuki Hayabusa dominate the “Super Street Bike” class. The blue “rip cord” in this case activates the kill switch of the motor immediately in the event of a potential fall.

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Need for speed. Artful creations ensure a lot of power from original series or completely self-made engines.

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In the “Super Street Bike” class, tread tires are compulsory, while wheelie bars against unpleasant rollover are prohibited. With over 500 turbo hp, you need good vehicle control!

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Everything for this moment! For nine months, the mechanics and designers worked and tinkered and the drivers prepared.

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The fat rear tire sits on a 13-inch rim. Driving is on a specially applied track, on rubber layers that are glued together. In Hockenheim, everything has to be removed from the track afterwards.

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Prescription against lifting: extremely flat fork, low center of gravity, little ground clearance. And then there is the wheelie bar against unpleasant rollover.

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• Acceleration monster with biturbo! In contrast, every 200 hp production bike is a gentle tourer.

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More is not possible: Top-Fueler with around 1,500 hp at the start light. In the foreground is the copy of the fast-paced Czech Petr Ceska.

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The fuel consists of 90 percent (CH3 NO2), the remaining ten percent is methanol (CH3OH). The fuel pump delivers 80 liters per minute with up to 60 bar into the combustion chambers. Consumption per race run is between 19 and 23 liters!

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Salt in the soup: With the “Super Street Bike”, some modifications based on the Kawasaki ZX-12 R face the overwhelming power of the Turbo Busas.

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The tension is enormous, because ultimately the faster, razor-sharp reaction time is a decisive factor. But an early start is fatal and leads to disqualification in the knockout system.

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Show performance: Luc Ackermann and his older brother Hannes thrilled the audience on Saturday evening with their free-style stunts in the northern Baden sky.

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Taming the compressor monster: 1000 PS and 1000 Newton meters meet here. This is expressed by the 1682 cubic V2 Harley Sportster base from Ronny from Norway, a top rider in the “Super Twin Bike” class.

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Jassu, greetings. Sotiris Tsakiris (what a great name), like his compatriot Xristos Agapidis (also a great name), comes from beautiful but distant Greece. Both states on Suzuki Hayabusa in the “Super Street Bikes”

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Full ranks in the twilight. The stands in the Hockenheim Motodrom are well filled for the night show.

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Even youngsters compete in the show program under floodlights, start into the deep, long darkness. In the foreground: nine-year-old Geeuwke Siersema from the Netherlands.

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Without words. The spectacle, the earthquake, the fire, the heat and the acceleration forces are simply unbelievable.

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This offshoot of an American school bus has a jet turbine on board. Really hot! It is not for nothing that the pilot wears a fireproof suit in his tubular frame chassis with driver’s cage.

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Not quite as public transport: quarter mile in 10.161 seconds, speed after 402.34 meters: 153.79 km / h. Take the bus!

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The funny cars also offer a very special spectacle, especially at night. We’ll see you again in 2019, at the Drag Racing at the NitrOlympX Hockenheim.

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Fire free on the Hockenheimring

It ignites, it sparks, it explodes – that’s the NitrOlympX 2018, which took place from August 17th to 19th at the Hockenheimring. We have captured the most beautiful moments from motorbikes, cars and buses (yes!) As well as from the night show for you.

Dina Dervisevic

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40,000 visitors found their way to the Hockenheim Motodrom for this burning spectacle. The NitrOlympX are the biggest drag racing – outside of the US, of course. Dress code, fire, flame and earmuffs. Because it’s not only hot here, but also very loud.

Video: NitrOlympX 2018 Nightshow

And who is up against whom? “To ensure that the different engines and vehicle types remain equal, each vehicle is classified according to the ratio of cubic capacity, weight and charge. An index is assigned to the class determined from this. In the race, the handicap start with a time advantage is given for the slower index ”, so the information on the event page.

Motorcycles with 1,500 HP

And there are many classes – 18 in number: the FIA ​​Pro Modified with 3,000 PS, for example, or the FIA ​​Top Methanol Dragster with even 5,000 PS! Junior Dragster, Super Gas and Funny Bike are other racing series that started as part of the NitrOlympX. The upper end of the scale, however, are the FIA ​​Top Fuel Dragsters: These are vehicles with 10,000 hp V8 engines and 509 km / h top speed, which they can reach in 3.939 seconds.

The motorcycles are available in 400 HP, 600 HP, 1,100 HP and 1,500 HP, while the performance of the Funny Bikes and the FIM E Junior Drag Bike Cup is variable. The latter discipline will be starting its own championship under FIM regulations for the first time in 2018. “The cup is open to young people from 8 to 16 years of age and is held in three classes. The index for the eighth mile is between 11.9 and 6.9 seconds. If a driver falls short of his class index by more than 0.5 seconds or exceeds 160 km / h, he will be disqualified for this event. With a free choice of cylinders, the displacement is set between 125ccm and 900ccm depending on the age group. Both series frames and in-house constructions may be used. “

Colleague Thomas Schmieder got to know one of the young drivers at the event at the Hockenheimring.

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