2005 Sidecarcross World Championship

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2005 Sidecarcross World Championship season
Season
Grands Prix 11
Start date 17 April
End date 25 September
Drivers
Champions Netherlands Daniël Willemsen

Belgium Sven Verbrugge

Sidecarcross des Nations Latvia Latvia
Chronology
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2004 2006

The 2005 FIM Sidecarcross world championship, the 26th edition of the competition, started on 17 April and finished after eleven race weekends on 18 September 2005 with Daniël Willemsen taking out the title once more.

Overview[edit]

The 2005 season was the 26th edition of the sidcarcross world championship. It resulted in a fourth world championship for Daniël Willemsen, his third in a row and his first with his passenger Sven Verbrugge from Belgium. The runners-up spot went to Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis who had a good start to the season and lead the classement in the early stages, the five-time world champion Sergis improving on last seasons disappointing seventh place. Third place also went to Latvia with Maris Rupeiks / Haralds Kurpnieks but the two were never in the race for the championship. Except for the top two, no other team managed to win a race this season.

The eleven races of the season were held in eight countries, Spain, Croatia, Bulgaria, Netherlands, France (2x), Germany (2x), Belgium and Latvia (2x).

Format[edit]

Every Grand Prix weekend is split into two races, both held on the same day. This means, the 2005 season with its eleven Grand Prix had twentytwo races. Each race was 30 minutes plus 2 rounds long.

Teams go through a qualifying, usually on Saturday. Typically, around 50 teams compete for 30 spots on the starting grid, meaning around 20 teams miss out on the race altogether. Some teams did not actually get a race start all season, failing in qualifying each time.

Teams consist of a driver and a passenger, however, the drivers can and do exchange passengers during the season, often due to injury. An exchange of passenger does not affect the points a team has won up till then. Driver and passenger do not have to be from the same country either.

The first twenty teams of each race scored competition points, allocated accordingly to the following system:

Place Points
1 25
2 22
3 20
4 18
5 16
6 15
7 14
8 13
9 12
10 11
Place Points
11 10
12 9
13 8
14 7
15 6
16 5
17 4
18 3
19 2
20 1

Calendar[edit]

The 2005 season had eleven Grand Prix:[1]

Date Place Race winners GP winner
17 April Spain Talavera Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
1 May Bulgaria Sevlievo Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
8 May Croatia Zabok Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
29 May Netherlands Halle Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
5 June France Brou Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
10 July Latvia Cēsis Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
17 July Belgium Neeroeteren Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
31 July Germany Reutlingen Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
21 August Latvia Ķegums Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge
11 September France Dardon Gueugnon Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
18 September Germany Rudersberg Netherlands Daniel Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis
25 September Germany Jauer Latvia Latvia
  • The Sidecarcross des Nations in Jauer on 25 September 2005 is a non-championship event but part of the calendar and is denoted by a light blue background in the table above.
  • Passengers in italics.

Classification[edit]

Riders[edit]

The final standings in the overall table of the 2005 season were:[2]

Position Driver / Passenger Equipment Points Wins Second Third
1 Netherlands Daniël Willemsen / Belgium Sven Verbrugge Zabel-VMC 478 15 4
2 Latvia Kristers Sergis / Kaspars Stupelis MTH-BSU 440 7 12 1
3 Latvia Maris Rupeiks / Haralds Kurpnieks KTM-AYR 317 1 6
4 Russia Evgeny Scherbinin / Sergei Sosnovskikh MTH-APZ 299 3 4
5 Germany Marco Happich / Switzerland Meinrad Schelbert / Sandro Michelotto Zabel-VMC 274 5
6 Netherlands Jarno van den Boomen / Henry van de Wiel MTH-BSU 262 4
7 Belgium Jan Hendrickx / Tim Smeunix / Ludo Somers / Alco van de Ketterij MTH-BSU 223
8 Belgium Joris Hendrickx / Eli Piccart / Roger van de Lagemaat MTH-BSU 198
9 United Kingdom Stuart Brown / Jason Peters / Marc Cooper Zabel-VMC 197 2
10 Germany Werner Wittmann / Czech Republic Premysl Novotny Zabel-AYR 184 2
11 Czech Republic Vaclav Rozehnal / Marek Rozehnal Zabel-VMC 175
12 Netherlands Eric Schrijver / Christian Verhagen MTH-VMC 173
13 Netherlands Marcel Willemsen / Bart Notten KTM-VMC 132
14 United Kingdom John Watson / Mark Watson Zabel-BSU 126
15 Switzerland Ulrich Müller / Reto Grütter Kawasaki-VMC 126
16 Belgium Nicky Pulinx / Switzerland Bruno Kaelin / Netherlands Martijn Geerdink / Belgium Ludo Somers KTM-VMC 107
17 Czech Republic Tomas Cermak / Ondrej Cermak JAWA-VMC 102
18 Germany Josef Brustmann / Stefan Urich / Netherlands Alco van de Ketterij / Switzerland Bruno Kaelin KTM-NMP 100
19 Germany Martin Walter / Andre Saam Zabel-VMC 98
20 Switzerland Andy Burgler / Martin Betschart KTM-VMC 80
21 France David Barat / Francis Blanco / Germany Marco Goldau Zabel-VMC 79
22 Netherlands Carlo van Duijnhoven / Tom van Duijnhoven MTH-VMC 58
23 Sweden Patrick Fagerberg / Daniel Fagerberg KTM-Ayr 58
24 Latvia Janis Daiders / Lauris Daiders MTH-BSU 51
25 United Kingdom John Lyne / Colin Dunkley Zabel-VMC 51
26 Sweden Henrik Söderqvist / Tobias Sylvan Husaberg-VMC 49
27 Netherlands Thijs Derks / Roy Derks Husaberg-BSU 49
28 Belgium Geert Devoldere / France Herve Allier / Germany Juregen Hulsmans / France Joel Bequillard Honda-EML 40
29 Belgium Kristof Santermans / Stefan Coeck / Netherlands Patrick Nieuwenhuizen Yamaha-VMC 38
30 Belgium Boudewijn Gommeren / Bart Verbrugge KTM-AYR 34
31 Germany Frank Hofman / Belgium Ludo Somers Zabel-VMC 33
32 France Jean Marie Ains / Bernard Jayet Zabel-VMC 26
33 France Johnny Bethis / Charlie Begaud Zabel-VMC 25
34 Latvia Alvis Tribockis / Mario Kirilko MTH-VMC 18
35 Netherlands Johan Smit / Gertie Eggink Zabel-BSU 16
36 Netherlands Maikel Kuster / Wilfried Keuben Zabel-VMC 13
37 Netherlands Marcel Grondman / Martijn Geerdink / Clemens Grondman Zabel-VMC 13
38 Latvia Imantas Tamuliunas / Egidijus Karaliunas KTM-BSU 12
39 Estonia Andrus Vaks / Raimo Kaul KTM-AYR 12
40 United Kingdom Scott Wilkinson / Gary Burt Zabel-VMC 12
41 Estonia Argo Poldsaar / Tonu Handsar MTH-AYR 12
42 Netherlands Wim Janssen / Henk Roenhorst Zabel-BSU 11
43 France Michael Poirier / Edouard Cherau Zabel-VMC 10
44 France David Surcin / Landry Tessier Zabel-VMC 10
45 Germany Jens Bochmann / Stefan Progscha Zabel-AYR 9
46 Netherlands Patrick Greup / Peter Holleman KTM-VMC 8
47 Germany Jürgen Blank / Rainer Semet Zabel-VMC 6
48 France Baptiste Bigand / Julien Bigand MTH-AYR 5
49 Germany Willie Liebel/ Czech Republic Vaclav Hotovy MEFO-VMC 3
50 United Kingdom Stuart Lines / Michael Stones KTM-VMC 3
51 Belgium Andreas Clohse / Guido Schlabertz Zabel-VMC 3
52 Germany Dietmar Schmid / Marco Godau KTM-AYR 2
53 Estonia Serge Ivanov / Atho Jalas KTM-AYR 1
54 France Herve Boursaud / Guennady Auvray KTM-VMC 1
  • Equipment listed is motor and frame.
  • Some drivers used more than one passenger during the season. Where there are more than one passenger shown, they are in the order of races they have taken part in with this driver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIM Sidecarcross World Championship – 2005 Calendar FIM website, accessed: 5 August 2011
  2. ^ FIM SIDECAR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Classification 2005 FIM website, accessed: 13 August 2011

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