"First you have no luck then there is bad luck."Hardly any other quote could fit Lennox Lehmann's start to the season better. The start of the season was really more than bumpy. With two crash-related retirements in Assen, everything was to be different at the second stop in Barcelona. Was Lennox Lehmann able to put his run of bad luck behind him in Barcelona and score his first world championship points?
The start of the season in the World Supersport 300 was on the agenda for Lennox Lehmann in Assen. Just in time for the European season opener of WSBK, the smallest class of the world championship joined the current world championship at the TT Circuit Assen.
A year ago Lennox Lehmann celebrated his World Championship debut as a wildcard rider in Barcelona. At that time he had opened his chapter World Championship there. Last weekend he returned to the track as a permanent starter.
A weekend to forget. Well, actually only the Sunday. Actually only the last three laps, because until then it went quite well. Lennox Lehmann fought his way from his starting position into the leading group. He had chances for the podium. Until…
What does it take to be a good motorcyclist? Talent. A good team. A good bike. It also takes intuition to make the right decisions at the right time, so everything fits together.
Three weeks have passed after the last two races in Estoril. Three weeks in which Lennox's injury could heal. Directly after the Estoril weekend Lennox went to the hospital.
Last weekend was the second stop on the World Supersport 300 racing calendar for Lennox Lehmann. It went to Assen in the "Cathedral of Speed". This was not an unfamiliar track for Lennox, as he had already raced here in the ADAC Junior Cup and the IDM Supersport 300.
You can't make that up, that was the most thought sentence for me over the weekend when watching a WorldSSP300 race. But from the beginning.
"Never change a running system" - For the up-and-coming rider Lennox Lehman from Dresden, this seems to be the divise of success. Together with the Freudenberg team, he will be competing in the Supersport 300 World Championship this season.
Second year IDM. Second championship title in a row. You could write it as flat and trivial as that. But let's be serious, it's not that trivial.