Aug 30, 2002
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From the SBK Press Office:<BR><BR>SBK INTERNATIONAL and MOTOPARK OSCHERSLEBEN<BR>WILL DONATE MONEY TO HELP GERMAN FLOOD RECOVERY EFFORTS<BR><BR>29th August 2002: On the eve of the latest round of the Superbike World Championship event at Oschersleben in Germany, promoter SBK International and the Motopark Oschersleben have announced that they will jointly donate the money raised from the two weekend Pit Walks to a non-profit-organisation set up to help the Magdeburg region recover from the recent floods that have ravaged much of Germany. SBK President Paolo Flamini, said "The local area around Oschersleben has been very badly affected by the recent flooding and hopefully this donation from SBK International and the circuit goes some way to assisting the recovery efforts". His sentiments were echoed by Motopark managing director, Peter Rumpfkeil, who said " The complete MOTOPARK Team feels with all the people who are infected of the biggest catastrophe in Eastern Germany in the last years. We hope that with this donation we can relieve the suffering of the people a little bit. We thank the organisation of SBK International for their understanding and their fast and flexible help."<BR><BR>The two Pit Walks take place from 12:55 to 13:25 on Saturday and 11:10 to 11:30 on Sunday. The money will handed over at the next motorcycle race meeting to be held at the circuit, the IDM (International German Championship) from 13-14 September 2002.<BR><BR>In a related gesture, the DMSB (Deutscher Motor Sport Bund) will give a further Euro 5.000 to the money that will be collected from the Superbike World Championship event. The DMSB donation comes from money collected during the Pit Walk held at the last round of the German Motorcycle Championship, held at the Nürburgring two weeks ago. <BR><BR><BR>SBK Press Office<BR>