Published: Monday, 01 August 2011 04:49 | Written by Norman Kinnish & Marcus Rietema
Switzer Cleans Up At Insul But Drama Dominates The Day
Patrick Switzer Celebrates his second World Cup win of the year. Photo Dave Kessler
Insul, Germany- Racing promised to be close and exciting as race day, Saturday 30 July 2011 dawned in the pretty German Town of Insul. However no one could have predicted how the day would end, with controversy and a full disqualification for one of the sport’s up and coming stars, following an incident of unsporting behaviour.
Patrick Switzer was fastest on both Friday and Saturday. Photo Dave Kesler
Insul Germany- Patrick Switzer has earned the number one qualifying position for the second World Cup in a row. The winner of last weekends Kozakov Challenge set the quickest time of both qualifying runs. Saturday's second qualifying session conditions were not as ideal as those on Friday. Most of the riders who qualified in the top 10 on Friday were not able to improve their times. Switzer ran a 2:24.824 on Friday and a 2:25.940 on Saturday. Both runs were the quickest of the respective sessions.
Published: Saturday, 30 July 2011 05:38 | Written by Marcus Rietema
Switzer Leads First Round Qualifying
Local "hot shoe" Boris Shinke leaves a trail of smoke on his way to qualifying 4th. Photo Dave Kessler
Insul, Germany- Qualifying for the Insul Cup got underway today under overcast conditions. Rain had been predicted all week so everyone was elated to be riding in the dry. The big story of the day was the complete breakdown of radio communications.