IDM Hockenheimring - Strong performance by Prinz
Nina Prinz presented themselve in excellent form during the IDM round at the Hockenheimring.
Nina Prinz showed already in Saturday´s qualifying that she´ll be a force to be reckoned with. Riding for the HPC-Power Suzuki Racing Team, the 30-year-old powered her Superstock GSX-R 1000 to 12th place on the grid, leaving some prominent Superbike riders behind.
The start into the first race on Sunday went well. The German lady was lying in a promising place before the race was stopped. Prinz had a good launch after the restart, but she fell in lap one and her race was over. "I wanted to make up a few positions right away. Seems I pushed too much," she said. "I lost the front end and couldn´t avoid going down. Embarrassing."
Prinz decided to begin the second race a little more moderate. "Following the crash I started somewhat measured," she remarked. Although in the second part Prinz increased her speed, resulting in a fourth place in the Superstock classification. "I tried to pass Daniel Sutter in the last lap and catch the podium. But I experienced a slide with the back wheel and had to stop the attack."
Hockenheim was the last race outing for Prinz in Germany. She´ll be steering the Suzuki race taxi at the next IDM meeting at Lausitzring on 13 October. The German will fly to Qatar next week to compete in the first race of the national Superbike championship. The German fans nervertheless will see more of the Suzuki ace next season. IDM guest appearances are already determined, maybe Prinz is even doing the full series. "The races here in Germany were fun, why not a full IDM campaign?" she stated.