Hosting the penultimate round of this year’s IRRC Superbike Championship, the iconic, illustrious Czech Republic based Horice circuit is set to be graced this weekend by 30 IRRC Superbike class exponents, which includes series Champion elect Davey Todd.
Todd who’s claimed victories this year at Hengelo, Imatranajo, Terlicko and Circuit De Chimay, presently holds a 63 and a half point Championship lead over 38 Motorsport/XL Moto backed Erno Kostamo.
If Finnish star Kostamo banks back to back victories at Horice, 2018 TT Privateers Champion Todd has to acquire at least 37 points from Sunday’s race action to secure the 2019 IRRC Superbike title.
Photo by Tommy Vennard
Outside of Todd, Kostamo additional prime contenders for big bike success on Sunday include IRRC legends Didier Grams (G&G Motorsport) and Marek Cerveny (Wepol Racing), plus reigning series victor Danny Webb (Wepol Racing).
Added ones to watch this weekend include Lukas Maurer (L78 by Heidger Motorsport), David Datzer (Team MTP Racing), Virgil Amber Bloemhard (Performance Racing Achterhoek) and local stars such as Ales Nechvatal (Dafit Moto Racing), Pavel Tomecek, Tomas Borovka and Kamil Holan.
Alongside the Superbike action, attention a plenty will also be placed upon the IRRC Supersport races, as Matthieu Lagrive bids to wrap up a second IRRC Supersport title.
Wepol Racing’s Lagrive is certain to have strong opposition throughout the weekend from the likes of lead Championship chaser Laurent Hoffmann, LSE Racing’s Christian Schmitz and Team PnL Racing’s Luca Gottardi, Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Ilja Caljouw.
Additional notable entries include event wildcards Wolfgang Schuster & sole middleweight class representative from UK shores Austin Wren.
Words by Stevie Rial