The Argentine Leandro Mercado, with Kawasaki, achieved fourteenth place today to start tomorrow the last competition of the German Superbike Championship (IDM) for motorcycling, on the traditional Hockenheim racetrack, which is 3,692 meters long.
The 31-year-old pilot from Córdoba obtained a record of 1m. 27s. 605/1000 in the second qualifying round. The native of Jesús María was 1s. 583/1000 of the fastest, the Ukrainian Ilya Mikhalchik (BMW), who clocked 1m. 26s. 022/1000.
The Estonian Hannes Sommer (Honda) came second in the qualifying test, 155 thousandths behind, while the leader of the competition, the German Florian Alt (Honda), came in fifth place, 444 thousandths away.
‘Tati’ Mercado, who is placed tenth in the tournament with 76 units, will participate in the two tests scheduled for tomorrow: at 6:25 and 10:30 Argentine time, respectively.
The German Alt leads the standings with 191 points, followed by the Ukrainian Mikhalchik, with 167.
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