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Last weekend, the 8 Hours of Doha, representing Round 2 of the FIM Endurance World Championship, took place under extremely harsh climatic conditions in Qatar. In spite of temperatures of up to 50 °C, our SR1 test rider Erwan Nigon succeeded in winning the race in grand style with his BMW Motorrad France team and gaining valuable championship points.

With spectacular lap times over a second faster than those of the competition, Erwan Nigon and his team set a virtually unattainable benchmark. In the end, the time keeping indicated that the team was ahead of the remaining field by three laps.

Under the extreme temperature conditions, the SR1 was able to display its outstanding ventilation characteristics to full effect, delivering over 12 litres of fresh air per second. Endurance test passed!

Schuberth test rider Erwan Nigon left Doha immediately after the race in order to prepare for the upcoming IDM race at the traditional track of the Nürburgring. The Frenchman had already succeeded in playing his cards right at the last race in Oschersleben, making it onto the podium twice in succession.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you, Erwan.

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We´re very exited to have Stefan Nebel and Werner Daemen on board as our official Test-Drivers for the new SR1: We are convinced that the new partnerships will provide us with additional impetus for the development of our helmets. Both riders will work closely together with our engineers.

Stefan Nebel, KTM Superbike Team Germany, was made aware of the new Schuberth Supersports helmet by his friend and Schuberth development partner Michael Schumacher. Stefan Nebel is IDM Superbike Champion of 2003 and 2005 and Vice Champion of 2009.

Stefan Nebel, Test-Driving the SR1

Stefan did visit us 3 weeks ago and discussed the helmet features with our Head of Engineering, Motorcycle. Of course we had to make him wear his racing suit for some pictures !

Stefan Nebel and our Head of Engineering, Motorcycle_2

With the belgian Werner Daemen, Alpha Technik Van Zon Kraftwerk BMW racing team, we had the chance to strengthen an old friendship between him and our sales director and fellow compatriot Erwin Van Hoof.

„Schuberth is a strong brand in the Benelux region and privately, I have been using Schuberth helmets on touring rides for years. To compete in professional sports with Schuberth was never a question of consideration but only a matter of availability of the relevant sports helmet. I am pleased, that the collaboration now starts“, says Daemen. Werner Daemen is the IDM Superbike Vice Champion 2010

Werner Daemen, Test-Driver

He also visited the factory and we took the chance to shoot some photos of him taking his shell right out of the composite press.

Through our test-rider concept, we continue a business philosophy, which is already successfully implemented in Formula 1 since the year 2000. The ten-year development partnership with Michael Schumacher, in particular, still provides the Schuberth engineers important information for the continuous optimisation.

Stefan will visit us again next week getting his final design.
Stefan Nebel in Valencia with SR1

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