By totalmotorcycle Team @Yamaha @MGM Set for Schleizer @Dreieck
Team Yamaha MGM replacement riders Kev Coghlan and Cameron Beaubier are ready to step up to the challenge in the 2015 Superbike*IDM International German Championship at the sixth round held at Schleizer Dreieck this weekend.
Coghlan, who has been active in the European Superstock 1000 FIM Cup for MRS Yamaha, looks forward to testing himself in a new environment. Though he has never ridden at the Schleiz before, his experience in multiple classes and at various circuits allow him to be prepared for whatever may comes his way.
His temporary teammate, Beaubier, is currently leading the MotoAmerica Superbike class with his YZF-R1 alongside Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha teammate Josh Hayes. He is eager to return to a European road racing championship for the first time since his efforts in the MotoGP 125cc class in 2009.
The Schleiz is the oldest natural track in Germany. It has hosted sporting events for two, three or four wheels categories since the 10th of June 1923 and is one of the few racetracks where the riders have to make their way in a counter-clockwise direction. Though the average track width is only around 10 metres, there is still plenty of action at the Schleiz, making the track a favourite amongst both riders and race fans.
#88 Kev Coghlan
“I really don’t know anything about the track. I’ve watched some YouTube videos and spoke to a couple of riders who told me it’s almost like a street circuit and very fast! I think it will be a new experience for me so I’m really looking forward to it! I’m also looking forward to working with the team who I’ve heard a lot of good things about; they seem to be really professional. I will have a lot to learn with the new track, a new team …read more