Regarded by many, as the Czech Republic’s most famous roads venue, the much loved Horice course this weekend hosts the prestigious 300 Curves of Gustav Havel meeting.
Lots of attention will be on, high profile newcomers, Penz 13.com BMW trio Dan Kneen, Danny Webb and Alex Polita.
All three riders have the undoubted talent to make eye catching debut’s, will they be able to push though the likes of four times IRRC Superbike champion, Didier Grams (G&G Motorsport by Todoracing)?.
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In my opinion it’s going to be a tough ask, it’s good to see though riders of Dan, Danny and Alex’s calibre embarking into the continental roads scene.
Local hero, Marek Cerveny has to be considered amongst the firm favourites, for feature race victory, aboard the Wepol/Safemetal Racing S1000RR BMW.
Touted by roads aficionados a plenty, as been the Czech Republic’s current leading real roads exponent, Marek recently impressed at the North West 200, recording series of highly creditable results, including 12th in the opening Superstock race.
Additional anticipated front runners include 2012 Newcomers A Manx GP winner Kamil Holan, Ales Nechvatal and Petr Biciste.
Don’t discount as well Lukas Maurer, Nico Muller, Optimark Road Racing’s Fabrice Miguet, Stefan Holz and Pavel Tomecek from sealing stand out results.
Same applies to Shaun Anderson, who will be one to watch in the Super Mono class on the Kramer Motorcycles machine.
Whilst some of the main contenders for Supersport success, include Wolfgang Schuster, Max Gaube, Thomas Walther, Daryl Dorlich, Jochen Rotter and the hugely popular, Michal Dokoupil.
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Indi will also start amongst the firm favourites for Super Twin honours, as will his partner Veronika Hankocyova and Niklas Pfeiffer, a former podium finisher, at the Southern 100.
Notable entrants within the two stroke classes include front runner at Stare Mesto Christopher Eder, Eric Lenser and Miroslav Sloboda.
World class action amongst IRRC stars, rising continental European roads exponents and high profile newcomers is a guarantee at Horice this weekend.
The meeting named in honour of one of the Czech Republic’s all time great riders, Gustav Havel, over the last ten years has rapidly grown in stature within the pure road racing fraternity.
Expect it’s popularity to continue to rise this year, with worldwide interest in the event, growing and growing.
Words by Stevie Rial