Mettet 4 hrs: Mertens and Lindén

It’s always lovely to get those two riding with each other again!
That 2000 WEC winning year was really something special; teamed with Warwick Nowland they scored six finishes from six starts and were rarely off the rostrum. Great memories.

Mertens and Haynes (Mettet 2015)

The Mettet 4 hrs will be run in two legs of 2 hrs, one on Saturday afternoon (not into the night) and the other on Sunday afternoon,
28/29 May.

This year, for the first time, the organisers have elected to run a class for later machines. It seems the later class is a “catch all” to enable anyone, with anything up to 1991 to ride.
It should be interesting, but effectively ends this race as a classic endurance event, which is a real pity as it was a useful race to keep the ECS honest. €550 entry fee at Mettet, €1450 entry fee at Spa!!

My feeling is that if a “post classic”, 750cc up to 1991 had been adopted, it would have been true to the endurance classes at the time and would have been a great venue to bring out genuine endurance machines from the period.
Anyway, we shall do our best; despite being in the “support race”. Sour grapes? A little.

In 2015 we were beaten into 2nd place by Team Force, and we really don’t want that to happen again.

See you there!

RB

Mettet 2013 (archive picture made by Jacco Dijkhuizen)

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