Newly-crowned as BTCC Independents Class champions, WSR carried its winning ways over the sea to Germany at the weekend, dominating both DPM touring car races at Oschersleben.

Making a guest appearance in the country's production car series, Anthony Reid made the most of his pole position to lead both races from lights to flag in his MG ZS, and adding fastest laps in each outing to add icing to the cake.

"It was a great result for WSR, especially as we'd never been to Oschersleben before," the Scot commented afterwards, "The circuit is very technical, but we chipped away at the set-up over the weekend, continually improving the handling. The MG ZS was brilliant in both races."

In contrast to his recent outings in the BTCC, and last weekend's one-off BTCC Masters event, Reid was pleased to emerge unscathed from his two German appearances.

"The level of competition in the DPM is high, but with a good standard of driving," he remarked, "In fact, I finished both races without a single mark on my car!"

Reid's team-mate for the weekend, Swiss youngster Mathias Schl?ppi, was making his touring car debut, but belied his inexperience by finishing fourth in race one, before a storming drive in the feature event saw him take an impressive second place behind Reid.

"There was very little difference in performance between our BTCC-spec cars and the ETCC-spec cars," WSR boss Dick Bennetts explained, "With success ballast, the weight of our car and the leading DPM cars was virtually the same."

The outing could now lead to future WSR involvement in Germany, albeit assisting a local effort rather than running a full team in addition to its probable BTCC commitments.

"The whole team enjoyed the experience of racing in a different championship, and our task was made a lot easier with the assistance of Beat Maurer of Maurer Motorsport, who put the deal together," Bennetts acknowledged, "WSR is currently assisting Maurer Motorsport and MG in their negotiations to run cars in the 2005 championship. The organisers were very welcoming and the entire event was well run, and I believe that the profile of the MG brand in Germany would be even further enhanced by contesting the full championship."