Solid top 10 positions for Schröter and Oldekamp
Photo by: Stefan WasnerDennis Schröter
The first round of the Dutch open championship took took place under cold weather but goos track conditions at the traditional track at Mill. It was the first major international race for the Team Silent Sport Squad of Dennis Schröter and Lars Oldekamp.
We came here trying to prove that I could race at a competitive pace throughout the complete distance, which worked out fine. I have to improve my race-speed still but I have good starts and Iím feeling strong. Iím only disappointed with the last three laps of race 3, as I lost concentration a bit and made some stupid mistakes that cost me 2 positions.
Photo by: Stefan WasnerLars Oldekamp
Right after the race I was angry, because I had hoped to be closer to the top guys but now looking at the overall I have to admit that 6th isnít too bad either.
I almost had the holeshot in race 2 and stayed in the top five for most of the race, but then something broke in my frontforks, so I had to reduce my speed a bit and only finished 7th.