by Steve Penny
British 6-Day Correspondent
01 February 2011
After a fairly uneventful Sunday afternoon Monday nights racing saw the battle really intensify in this the 100th Berlin Six Day. On top of the standings are local favourites Robert Bartko and Roger Kluge, but hot on their heels are the Danes Alex Rasmussen and Michael Morkov. Both these teams gained bonus laps on Monday but the two teams behind them are still very much in the hunt. In 3rd are Franco Marvulli and Danilo Hondo followed by world Champions Leigh Howard and Cameron Meyer from Australia. If both these teams reach 200 points before Tuesdays final Madison, and that looks likely, they will in effect hold a clear lap lead. Whether or not that will be enough if the German and Danish teams really go on the attack remains to be seen. Either way the organisation will be pleased that they have four strong teams still in with a great chance of the prestigious victory.
1. Bartko Kluge 247 points 2. Rasmussen Mörköv 222 3. Hondo Marvulli 187 4. Howard Meyer 177 5. Stam - Schep 121 at 2 laps 6. Lampater Grasmann 117 7. Bengsch - Kalz 109 at 3 laps: 8. De Ketele Mertens 94 at 6 laps 9. Blaha Hochmann 52 10. Barth Mohs 159 11. Thomel Muller 111 at 9 laps: 12. Hester Madsen 87