ROUND 6: GERMANY ALLEMAGNE: 28TH MAY 1978
Riding full of confidence after his third consecutive Scottish Six Days win, Martin Lampkin took a very important victory in Germany. With his nearest rival in the championship Yrjo Vesterinen down in an uncharacteristic 8th position he opened up a significant lead at the head of the championship. With Schreiber showing the same pace as Lampkin it was a morale boost for the English rider over the new American who was rapidly trying to make inroads into the points deficit he was chasing. It’s interesting to note that the tall German rider Felix Krahnstover gave the Austrian KTM factory its first trials world championship points on the new development 330cc model. In front of Krahnstover was the new SWM rider from Finland Timo Ryysy, who must have been delighted to have been so close to his homeland hero Vesterinen. With the series at the halfway point it would be Lampkin who would take the championship lead across the water to the American world round.
RESULTS: 1: Lampkin 66; 2: Schreiber 69; 3: Karlson 83; 4: Shepherd 91; 5: Lejeune 94; 6: Andrews (310 Ossa-GBR) 99; 7: Gorgot 99; 8: Vesterinen 100; 9: Timo Ryysy (SWM-FIN) 103; 10: Felix Krahnstover (KTM-GER) 104. CHAMPIONSHIP: 1: Lampkin 64; 2: Vesterinen 58; 3: Schreiber 47; 4: Karlson 46; 5: Andrews 41.