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IRRC Chimay: Lonbois Edges Out Fellow Belgian Roads Giant Le Grelle In Opening Big Bike Encounter

Vincent Lonbois edged out his fellow Belgian roads giant and team mate, Sebastien Le Grelle to seal IRRC Superbike race 1 honours at Chimay.

Under 0.7 of a second separated the Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux racers, at the end of a thrilling eight lap duel between the fellow countryman.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Marek Cerveny completed the podium finishers, whilst there was nothing in it between Marc Fissette and four times IRRC champion Didier Grams, as the continental roads stalwarts finished in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Johan Fredriks was sixth, Patrick Quintens seventh, Petr Biciste eighth, circuit newcomer Lukas Maurer chalked up a very respectable ninth place finish as Tim Van Ooijen concluded the top ten.

Notable non finishers included Kamil Holan and Markka Racing’s Erno Kostamo.

IRRC Chimay – Superbike Race 1 Results:

1 Vincent Lonbois
2 Sebastien Le Grelle
3 Marek Cerveny
4 Marc Fissette
5 Didier Grams
6 Johan Fredriks
7 Patrick Quintens
8 Petr Biciste
9 Lukas Maurer
10 Tim Van Ooijen
11 Marty Debruyne
12 Denny Lannoo
13 David Datzer
14 Christophe Guerouah
15 John Pilloud
16 Pavel Tomecek
17 Nadieh Schoots
18 Timo Schonhals
19 Jean Pierre Polet
20 Ludovic Paureau
21 Marcel Zuurbier
22 Yann Galli
23 Vassilios Takos
24 Wolfgang Brunner

Words by Stevie Rial