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Vipera   2014-01-13   20:04:28

The audience could witness an exciting, but shorter-than-planned race on the 16th of November, 15:30 PM local time. Two riders crashed out right in the first lap, at the Lisboa corner. In the first laps, Sandor's teammate, Gary Johnson and the title defender Michael Rutter battled for the first position. Behind them, on the third place came Ian Hutchinson, who kept closing the gap. In the third lap, he overtook Johnson, and he did the same with Rutter, on lap 6th. The order in the lead did not alter until the flag - which was not chequered, but red this time. In the twelfth lap, Dean Harrison crashed out. He left unhurt, but the bike was lying on the track in such a dangerous place, that it was very risky to bring out, therefore the race direction decided to suspend the race. As there were only two laps remaining, the race was not restarted. Hutchy scored his first victory, Rutter finished second and Gary Johnson third. Sandor finished on the fantastic 19th place.


1Ian Hutchinson GBR Milwaukee Yamaha 26m 56.390s 
2. Michael Rutter GBR SMT Racing +2.418s 
3. Gary Johnson GBR Quattro Plant Motorsports +8.741s 
4. John McGuinness GBR Honda TT Legends +23.018s 
5. James Storrar GBR DMR Racing +24.271s 
6. Jeremy Toye USA Penz13.Com BMW Racing Team +26.969s 
7. Martin Jessopp GBR Riders Motorcycles BMW +27.209s 
8. Didier Grams GER +44.791s 
9. Lee Johnston GBR East Coast Racing +50.568s 
10. Stephen Thompson GBR T&R Motorsport +52.893s 
11. Mark Miller USA Splitlath Redmond Racing +1m 07.675s 
12. Dean Harrison GBR RC Express by MSS Performance +1m 14.854s 
13. Andre Pires POR SBK / Incortcar +1m 18.101s 
14. Jamie Hamilton GBR VRS Racing Team +1m 24.573s 
15. Herve Gantner SUI Penz13.Com BMW Racing Team +1m 35.196s 
16. Ian Lougher GBR ILR / Barnes Racing +1m 48.289s 
17. Paul Shoesmith GBR Ice Valley by Motorsave Trade +1m 58.659s 
18. Allann-Jon Venter RSA Quattro Plant Motorsports +2m 15.557s 
19. Sandor Bitter HUN Quattro Plant Motorsports +2m 39.724s 
20. Ben Wylie GBR Ice Valley by Motorsave Trade +2m 41.065s 
21. Graham English GBR TIVA Engineering Ltd +2m 41.304s 
22. Brian McCormack IRL TAG Racing +2m 41.737s 
23. Nuno Caetano POR KD Team of Portugal 2m 41.894s 

Did not finish:
DNF: Dan Cooper GBR DMR Racing 7 laps completed 
DNF: Steve Heneghan IRL Quattro Plant Motorsports 5 laps completed 
DNF: Davy Morgan GBR CSC Racing 4 laps completed 
DNF: David Johnson AUS Lloyd & Jones PR Kawasaki 3 laps completed 
DNF: Roman Stamm SUI Team Bolliger Switzerland 2 laps completed 

First message of Sandor:

"Red flag! I finished 19th after a terrible start. It is over now. I am alright. My lap time was not good, as I rode with 23 litres of fuel, and I used wron setup for my front suspension. I wasn't hard enough after my bad start. There was a big mix-up on the first braking. My goal was top 20, and now I am 29th, but I kicked the shifter apart, and my leg hurts! I am very happy, I don't know what to say... 
Now the adrenalin is high in me. I am full of sweat. It was a hard race. I defeated Ben Wylie who finished third at Terlicko in the Grand Finale. It is impossible! Quattro Plant finished as the most successful team! I based my future with this. The four-leaf clover I got from Gabi, protected me all the time, superb feeling."

Sandor's second message: 

"My dream came true. Top 20 was my goal, and I finished 19th even with a broken leg, therefore I got an invitation immediately from the organizers for next year. I was very stressed on the warm up. The race saw big battles. During the three days I kicked the shifter apart with my wrong leg. So I could shift back only that I set the clutch backlash-free. My start was bad, I had to close up and fight. It was hard to get past the slower riders. But nevermind, we are the best team, and reached my goals and my future is secured. It is a big achievement that I defeated ICE Valley BMW rider Ben Wylie, who finished third on the Terlicko Grand Finale, where I finished only 20th, and where he was nine seconds faster than me. I developed this much since September the 2nd. It is hard to handle all these good things, but I deserved these.

Thanks for all the support. I would like to thank this year to everyone, who are visible on my clothes. Especially for the Red Line, and big thanks for the others: H-Moto and Krisztián Kelemen, Polidom, Danger Bikes, Superzone. I must not forget the dedicated work of my friend Dr. Ervin Popik in order my broken leg to heal as fast as possible.
Greetings to everyone,