Former Supersport World Champion and Superbike World Championship racer Karl Muggeridge’s decision to race in the German IDM Championship in 2010 was vindicated at the weekend as he wrapped up the title at the final round at Hockenheim.
Riding a Honda CBR1000RR Superbike for the Holzhauer Racing Promotion team (‘photo courtesy of Toni Boerner) he won five races, took eight podiums in total, plus two poles positions and two fastest laps.
The Aussie rider, now 36-years-old, eventually beat a former WSS rival Werner Daemen (BMW) to the crown, but the Manufacturers’ Championship was won by KTM with its RC8R 1190 v-twin.
Karl Muggeridge says: "I’m glad it’s over and that we got the job done. The season is only six months long, with eight races but we had 12 tests before and during the season, so I have never been so busy."
"We had a pretty good season but after I had a big crash, when I was taken out at the Sachsenring, I have been suffering with pain from a neck injury. In the final round the other guys had to make up 31 points, and I just had to not do anything silly. I stayed out of trouble and we took the championship."
IDM Superbike Result:
1. Karl Muggeridge (Honda) 244
2. Daemen 225
3. Bauer 221
4. Nebel 202
5. Mist 202
6. Veneman 199
7. Giuseppetti 154