News 22 Sep 2010

IDM: Muggeridge and Cudlin conquer IDM championships

Aussie Karl Muggeridge wrapped up the IDM Superbike Championship on Sunday.

Aussie Karl Muggeridge wrapped up the IDM Superbike Championship on Sunday.

Australia’s former Supersport World Champion Karl Muggeridge has added the IDM Superbike Championship to his resume after sealing the crown at Hockenheim in Germany last weekend.

After five wins, 10 podiums and two pole positions in the eight-round series, Muggas took the crown with a lead of 19 points in front of Werner Daemen (BMW) and Martin Bauer (KTM).

Muggas and the HRP team where delighted to take the title in his first IDM season after a lot of up and downs throughout the year.

“The results for the day was definitely not what we set out to achieve on the Friday but we did the majority of our work in the other races so it wasn’t necessary for us to win the races,” Muggeridge commented. “I’m really happy we won the championship.

“The team and I worked so hard this year, we did more than 12 tests and we earned every point we made. I would like to thanks the whole crew for all their efforts they’ve put in through the season, it was great working with professional staff.

Muggeridge, who was having problems with his bike in the first race took an eighth and ninth place and played it safe to bring the championship home.

Gareth Jones finished the weekend with 11-DNF results, while new RT Motorsports Honda teammate Russell Holland took 17th in race one before failing to finish the second leg.

Fellow Aussie Damian Cudlin made it a double championship for Australia when he wrapped up the IDM Supersport title to claim his maiden major championship title overseas.

Cudlin scored a comfortable fourth in leg two to seal the series, capping off a memorable return to the IDM Supersport series.

Jed Metcher moved into the Supersport category at Hockenheim, claiming a solid pair of eighth place finishes on a Yamaha YZF-R6 to round out his maiden season in Europe.