1992 Deutsche Strassenmeisterschaft
With reigning champion Udo Mark now focused on the European Championship, Pro-Superbike - the de-facto German Championship - was headed in 1992 by two Swiss riders: Edwin Weibel and Andreas Hofmann. Tragic circumstances had forced Hofmann to adjust to unfamiliar Kawasaki machinery in 1991, while Weibel had also switched mid-season from Honda to Ducati, but both were now settled enough to be front-runners during a chaotic year. It was a bright start when an elated Klaus Liegibel celebrated his first race win at Speyer, but what followed was disarray: dozens of crashes at Colmar-Berg, controversial organisation at Most, appalling weather at Assen and guest riders shaking up the running order. And worst of all, new winner Liegibel was killed at the St. Wendel road races in August. It could have ended positively; Weibel and Hofmann were tied on points going into the final round. But arriving at Most for the second time, riders found the newly-resurfaced sections of the Czech track impossibly slippery and late on Friday night the decision was made to use the circuit's shorter layout. A circuit-wide power failure the next morning ruined half of qualifying, but despite everything Hofmann and Weibel duelled for the win in race 1. The potential season-deciding battle never happened though - Weibel built a comfortable gap over Hofmann who crashed trying to keep up. He hastily righted the Kawasaki but dropped it in dismay when he saw the damage; with an overall win in the final race, Edwin Weibel claimed the 1992 Pro-Superbike Championship.
|1992-07-05||3||Most||Internationales ADAC-Rundstreckenrennen Würzburg||GO!|
|1992-07-26||4||Nürburgring||Internationales 15. DMV-"Siegerland-Preis"||GO!|
|1992-09-20||Augsburg||Cancelled due to financial disagreements between organisers and airfield operators.|
|1992-09-20||5||Brno||ADAC-Preis von Brünn||GO!|
|1992-10-11||6||Assen (Short)||Internationales ADAC-Hein Gericke-Championat|
|1992-10-18||7||Most (Short)||Internationales ADAC-Sachsenring-Rennen||GO!|
Can You Help?
The following official data is currently missing:
1992-04-26 Speyer: All sessions, Entry list
1992-06-21 Colmar-Berg: Qualifying 1 - Odd #s, Qualifying 1 - Even #s, Qualifying 2 - Odd #s, Qualifying 2 - Even #s, Warm-Up, Race 1, Entry list
1992-07-05 Most: Qualifying 1 - Even #s, Qualifying 1 - Odd #s, Qualifying 2 - Even #s, Qualifying 2 - Odd #s, Warm-Up, Race 1, Entry list
1992-07-26 Nürburgring: Qualifying 2, Warm-Up, Race 2, Entry list
1992-09-20 Brno: All sessions, Entry list
1992-10-11 Assen (Short): All sessions, Entry list
1992-10-18 Most (Short): Qualifying 1 - Even #s, Qualifying 1 - Odd #s, Qualifying 2 - Even #s, Qualifying 2 - Odd #s
Copies of any of this information would be greatly appreciated. If you have any additional information about this season's races or riders, please contact me!