The Australian had already won the preliminary competition for the Prize of the Firma iWEST on Friday and was in a class of his own on both days. After finishing with an overall time of 248.30 seconds, Boyd Exell was over 30 seconds to the good of second-placed Ijsbrand Chardon, the Team European Champion. The Dutchman, who won in Stuttgart in 2007, posted a time of 280.38 seconds to relegate the surprise package Rainer Duen to third. A member of silver medal winning team at the European Championships in Aachen, he was the day’s top German after completing the two rounds in 286.17 seconds. “It’s my first time in Stuttgart, the horse show is bombastic.
Boyd Exell – “The standard is very high here and the German public is so educated. They love our sport.” – has drawn level with “record winner” Michael Freund who dominated the World Cup class in Stuttgart from 2002 to 2006. The German had previously amassed eight wins in the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle before the drivers started competing for World Cup points.