Schumacher qualifies at the Superbike championships
DDP/The Local · 17 May 2008, 11:59
Published: 17 May 2008 11:59 GMT+02:00
The qualifying races took place at the Oschersleben Motorsport Arena in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt.
With a finishing time of 1:47978 minutes, the 39-year-old German raced his 190 horse-powered Honda motorbike for the Holzhauser-team, completing the track just six seconds behind the fastest biker - Kai-Borre Andersen of Norway (MV Agusta).
Despite a downpour of rain, Schumacher raced 14 rounds of the Oschersleben track to secure his qualifying position.
A total of 39 riders from 12 nations participated in the training round of the Superbike championships on Saturday, in the hope of zooming in to qualify.