Successful start. “To have a say in the medal award” are the ambitions of the “fresh” team with the experienced Robert at the helm before the start of the European Championships. With a successful qualification and the preliminary heat Eric Engler, Robert Förstemann and Jan May secured their place in the small final.
There they not only unseated the French, but also set the best time of the entire tournament in 43.0 seconds. This meant they were faster than the winners from Poland, who had beaten the British in the final. With times on the first lap of 17.48 seconds, 17.37 seconds and 17.30 seconds Robert drove his tournament increasing and thus connected again to past world class performances.
“With bronze and the best times of the day for both me and the team, I am very satisfied. For me it now goes directly into the preparation for the two World Cups in Glasgow and Apeldoorn,” said Robert.