China Superbike Championship front runner Dan Kruger is set to return to closed roads competition next month, as the popular Canadian racer samples for the first time, Finland’s illustrious Imatranajo meeting.
Joining forces with Wepol Racing by Penz 13.com, Kruger who’s racing CV includes top six, top ten finishes at Germany’s most famous roads course Frohburg, will pilot next month at Imatranajo S1000RR BMW machinery in the Open Superbike and IRRC Superbike races.
Having recovered from serious injuries sustained in incidents from 2015 and 2016 respectively in the Suzuka 8 Hours, and a round of the China Superbike Championship, the Canadian back now to full fitness is hugely looking forward to taking on a fresh new challenge in July.
Although it’s been a while since he’s ventured into the real roads scene, he’s a rider not to be underestimated, one that very’s capable of banking a host of top class results, plus more than mixing it with many an established specialist of the fabled Imatranajo course.
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Joining the likes of Wepol Racing by Penz 13.com team mates Danny Webb/Jamie Coward, 2017 TT Privateers champion Horst Saiger and IRRC Supersport championship leader Matthieu Lagrive.
He’s another high profile newcomer to the ex Grand Prix venue which year in year out, grows in terms of stature in Europe, within the IRRC fraternity and worldwide.
Words by Stevie Rial