Practice for both races was pretty uneventful, although I could not help but notice just how narrow the circuit was at racing speeds, being approximately half the width of Brands Hatch and many other U.K. circuits. It is possibly for this reason that the circuit is no longer used for motorcycle road racing?
Again I qualified and had good starts in both races, but rather disappointedly, only managed a 14th place finish on the 125 and 11th on the 250. Not bad considering I had 2 or 3 close encounters with high kerbs and the straw bales protecting the buttresses of the bridge when trying too hard during the races.
Chris Vincent won the 125 cc race followed home by Walter Scheimann and Giuseppe Visenzi – all mounted on Hondas.
The 250 cc race being won by Ginger Molloy (Bultaco) followed by Bruce Beale (Honda) and Jack Ahearn (Cotton)
With a little more money in the bank (hidden in the Thames van in a steel tool box!) we joined the other competitors at the prize giving and celebrations put on by the Auto Club and town of St Wendel, before leaving, some with delicate heads, for Hungary the following morning.