63rd international six-day trip - 63. Internationale Sechstagefahrt
The 63rd international six-day race was the team world championship in enduro sport and took place from September 5 to 10, 1988 in Mende, France, as well as in the southern Massif Central . Host France's national team won the World Trophy for the first time. The Italian national team won the silver vase for the seventh time.
X drivers from x FIM motorsport associations were registered for the competition . Teams from 19 and 15 nations competed for the World and Junior World Trophy. In addition, 28 factory teams, 73 club teams and 8 individual drivers were at the start.
GDR, FRG, Austria and Switzerland each took part in the World and Junior World Trophy.
The special tests on the first five days of driving were an acceleration test and two motocross tests each day.
425 of the registered drivers took up the competition. The first stage of the day led in two identical laps over a total of 244 kilometers. The weather was free of precipitation.
In the World Trophy, France's team was ahead of Italy and Czechoslovakia. The team of the GDR was on the 4th, the FRG on the 6th place. Austria and Switzerland were in 11th and 13th place respectively.
In the Junior World Trophy, Italy was ahead of Finland and France. The GDR team followed in 4th place, Switzerland was in 11th place, the FRG in 13th place. The Austria team had already suffered a driver failure and was initially in 15th and last place.
On the second day of driving, the route of the first day was driven in the opposite direction. The weather was unchanged.
In the World Trophy, Italy led ahead of France and Czechoslovakia. The team of the FRG was on the 5th place. Thomas Bieberbach retired from the GDR team due to a technical defect: the Simson 80 could no longer be started just 16 kilometers from the finish . For the team, this meant 15,000 points every day and initially ranked 14th.
In the Junior World Trophy, Italy led ahead of France and Finland. The GDR team was in 5th place.
The route of the third day was again 2 laps over a total of 274 kilometers. The weather was still dry.
In the World Trophy, France's team was ahead of Italy and Czechoslovakia. The team of the FRG was unchanged on the 5th, the GDR on the 14th place. Switzerland and Austria were 9th and 10th respectively.
In the Junior World Trophy Italy led Finland and the USA team. The team from the FRG was in 4th place, followed by the GDR in 5th place.
On the fourth day, the route of the previous day was driven in the opposite direction. The weather was still free of precipitation.
In the World Trophy, France continued to lead ahead of Italy and Czechoslovakia. The team from Germany was still in 5th place, Switzerland was in 9th place. In the GDR team, Harald Sturm was the second driver to drop out of the competition due to a broken clutch shaft on his MZ 250. For the time being, the team took 16th place.
In the Junior World Trophy, Italy led Finland and the German team. The teams of the GDR followed in 4th place.
The route on the fifth day was 230 kilometers long and included two identical laps.
In the World Trophy, France continued to lead ahead of Italy and Czechoslovakia. The FRG team came in 7th, Switzerland 10th. The GDR team was unchanged in 16th place.
In the Junior World Trophy, Italy also continued to lead ahead of Finland and the German team. The GDR team followed in 4th place, just like the day before.
On the last day of driving, 88 kilometers had to be driven. The final motocross race as the last special stage took place in Le Choizal. 6 laps each 2 kilometers long had to be completed as quickly as possible.
Of the 425 drivers who started on the first day, 335 made it to the finish.
|16.||German Democratic Republic||121.198,31|
Junior World Trophy
|4.||German Democratic Republic||2.332,71|
|great||Class winner (motorcycle)||Points|
|up to 80 cm³ (two-stroke)||Gian Marco Rossi ( TM )||5.015,57|
|up to 125 cm³ (two-stroke)||Angelo Signorelli ( KTM )||4.839,43|
|up to 250 cm³ (two-stroke)||Tullio Pellegrinelli ( Husqvarna )||4.679,92|
|up to 350 cm³ (four-stroke)||Thierry Charbonnier ( Yamaha )||4.956,18|
|up to 500 cm³ (two-stroke)||Stéphane Peterhansel (Yamaha)||4.619,83|
|over 500 cm³ (four-stroke)||Laurent Pidoux (Husqvarna)||4.822,42|
- Hans-Dietrich Baumann: 63rd Six Days in Mende . In: Allgemeine Deutscher Motorsport-Verband (Ed.): Illustrated Motorsport . 38th year, issue 10. Sportverlag Berlin, 1988, ISSN 0442-3054 , p. 221–224.