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KW Berg-Cup: Berg-Cup goes into the second half of the season

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B For example, at the start of the season, the European Hill Race Eschdorf in Luxembourg, Franz Weissdorn made an exclamation mark. The four-time cup winner, who dominated the sport in the 1990s, immediately took victory in the class up to 1,600 cm³ on his comeback with a VW Polo 16 V.

Norbert Wimmer is still dominating

And in the category up to two liters, cup newcomer Marco Fink - the son of 1994 mountain champion Rainer Fink - caused a sensation with his completely surprising class win in a BMW 320i - on a wet track. On the other hand, in the 8V class for two-valve engines, the currently superior championship leader Norbert Wimmer (110 points ahead) immediately took the lead with his BMW 2002. The third run in Italy turned out to be a special spectacle - the Sella Chianzutan event in Friuli near Tolmezzo, which had also been added to the calendar for the canceled ADAC Rennsteig mountain race. Regardless of the personal result, all 21 Berg Cup riders were enthusiastic about the route, the event and the enthusiastic Italian spectators. Which is why various drivers announced that they would also be there in 2011. Once again, Norbert Wimmer proved to be the only constant - and celebrated his third victory in the 8V category in the third race.

In the coming races there were actually only two long-running hits: Wimmer in the 8V, who had to give up with engine failures in the fourth race, the ADAC Ibergrennen Heiligenstadt, and - in Division I - the glass polo with him the drivers Wolfgang Glas and Armin Ebenhöh, who have a similarly dominant lead of around 90 points over their closest rival - Manfred Konrad in the VW Corrado. Otherwise there was still a lively interplay on the podium, so that in the overall standings the top three - Dieter Rottenberger (BMW 318i STW), Glas /Ebenhöh (VW Polo I) and Holger Hovemann (Opel Kadett C) are separated by just eight points. And also the fourth and fifth placed, Hans-Peter Eller /Mario Minichberger (VW Scirocco) and Norbert Wimmer with his 2002 are by no means without a chance with 25 and 78 points respectively. Just like in Division II, in which Rottenberger is in the lead ahead of Hovermann, Eller /Minichberger and Wimmer. So let's look forward to the second half of the season, which with four races in Germany, one in Switzerland and one in Austria should provide a lot of exciting racing action.

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