SUZUKI RM-Z450 TOPS DORTMUND SX AND ADAC SERIES
Kyle Cunningham/ Main Event - 1st
Nick Schmidt / ADAC SX Cup - 1st
Cunningham/ ‘King of Dortmund’ – 1st
Suzuki’s RM-Z450 continued its domination of the 2016-2017 ADAC SX Cup at the series finale in Dortmund at the weekend as Kyle Cunningham took the overall event win and the new ‘King of Dortmund’ title, while Nick Schmidt clinched the championship overall.
Germany´s biggest indoor motorsport event, that traditionally ends in January inside Dortmund´s Westfalenhalle, hosted the first two of the three race days on Friday and Saturday that counted towards the championship, with the ‘King of Dortmund’ event on Sunday.
Schmidt, who races for the Sturm Racing Team, and Cunningham with Team Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base, arrived as the favourites to claim the series title. Going into the weekend, American Schmidt held the upper hand with an advantage of 23 points over his fellow countryman. But on Friday night, things were turned things upside down when Schmidt went down in the first corner of the Main Event, which put Cunningham in-line to earn a lot of valuable championship points. Then, as he was fighting for the race win, Cunningham also slipped-off and had to retire.