Traditionally, the ADAC-SX-Cup, which comprises four events, came to a close in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle. For many years now, the Dortmund event has always been held on three days. Friday and Saturday count towards the SX Cup series ranking. In addition, the "King of Dortmund" will be held on Sunday, the overall winner was crowned over the three days of the event. In the SX-Cup classification were Nick Schmidt (Sturm Racing Team). Kyle Cunningham (Team Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base) traveled to Dortmund as a favorite. Whereas Cunningham, 23 points behind his American compatriot, had much worse chances for the overall victory.
But already on the opening evening the events in the final rolled over. Schmidt crashed in the first corner and for a long time it looked as if Cunningham would be able to reduce his gap in the Cup standings significantly. However, in the fight for victory he was also caught up in the crash. Had to end the race early. On Saturday, second place behind Cunningham was enough for Schmidt to secure the title of SX Cup winner. "Yesterday did not go well", admitted the American. "But I had brought a comfortable lead and had no problems on Saturday. I am very happy to have won this important title!"
Cunningham had to be content with the second place in the cup ranking, but the American consoled himself with the day's victory on Saturday and secured the king's title of Dortmund with a sovereign second place on Sunday. He pleased not only his team manager Michael Peters, but also Thomas Hannecke. "For the first time I was allowed to hand over the victory bonus, a brand new Suzuki Swift, to a Suzuki driver", the Sports Marketing Manager at Suzuki Germany was pleased. "Congratulations to Kyle Cunningham and his team!"
With the overall victory in Dortmund, Cunningham celebrated his third win in a row, as the American had already dominated the events in Munich and Chemnitz. At the opening round in Stuttgart the victory went to Nick Schmidt. Thus also to a Suzuki driver. "With four wins in four events we really have a great record", Hannecke is pleased. "Thus Suzuki clearly dominated the German Supercross season. Now it's time to take the momentum into the upcoming outdoor season and deliver a strong performance there as well."
In the SX2 class, Adrien Malaval (Team DIGA-Procross) presented himself as the strongest Suzuki rider. The Frenchman not only won the last race on Sunday, but also took second place in the prince ranking. In the SX-Cup Malaval was also the best Suzuki driver on rank 4.
Suzuki also has a hot iron in the fire for the future: Paul Bloy (Team Motorrad Waldmann) was denied a race win, but the youngster showed such a consistent performance on the Suzuki RM85 in the SX3 junior class that he was able to enjoy second place, just 2 points behind the winner. In the ADAC-SX-Cup the driver from Biberach, also as the best Suzuki driver, took third place in the SX3 category.