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10. 2000 BRANDS HATCH, WORLD SUPERSPORT, JORG TEUCHERT & OTHERS
In a complicated and close season, the strong favourite Jšrg Teuchert (Alpha Technik Yamaha) was taken out at the penultimate race by his own team-mate Christian Kellner (Alpha Technik Yamaha) while in the lead. The arithmetic of who would be World Champion changed not just lap by lap but corner by corner, and even on the last lap, a pass or two by the riders behind eventual winner Karl Muggeridge would have seen virtually any one of the possible four champions go from winner to fourth.As it turned out, James Whitham was instrumental in the final analysis. Had Whit overhauled Jšrg for second the German would not have been World Champion after all. With the top four riders - Muggeridge, Teuchert, Whitham and Kellner covered by only three quarters of a second, it was the most astonishingly tense finish, and surely a flag-to-flag multiple rider championship decider which will remain unmatched in the history of the supersport 600 series.
Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:43
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