Monday, 24 December 2012

Miskolc by Zenit 11

Earlier in the year, the final round of the inaugural six-round FIM World Flat Track championship was held in Miskolc, Hungary. A bunch of the hardcore Brit racers went on the drive out, as did the Italians. So did long-time Hungarian Sideburn correspondent, Peter Guld. He took these photos with an old Russian film camera, a Zenit 11, and Kodak Gold 200. Here's what he says...

The race (FIM Flat Track Cup) was incredibly good. Fantastic riders, fantastic weather, and a brilliant final. The new wave of the dirt track scene (Collins, Marzotto, Woolley) against the pioneers (old school guys, as Boastie, Belli and Vesprini). 

In the final we saw a fucking big battle between Vesprini and Collins, at the end Collins finished in the first place followed by Vesprini and Woolley. This was enough for Vesprini to win the Cup, so he is the champion in 2012. Signor Fasciani was there too, so it was a big celebration. Before the race Vesprini led the championship with only one point before Woolley. So everything was really cool. 

At the end of the day I grabbed the Zaeta from Belli and I made a few laps, so I became the jester of the event. My bad luck that Woolley got the bike too and showed to everybody, that bike is perfect, just the big guy wasn't on the top.  But I enjoyed a lot, who knows when will you get another chance to ride with a world class bike like this. Marco was again generous and lovable as always.

3 comments:

Marcus @ MarcusMotoDesign said...

Miskolc is the place were one of our main suppliers at work are located. Now I got a reason to visit them again during 2013!

streetracker said...

Well done, Peter!

Piotr Niewiarowski said...

Holy $hit! I learned photography on a Zenit! Awesome!