Continental European roads giants a plenty, are all set for one of mainland Europe’s fastest pure road racing circuits, Terlicko.
The venue, located near the Poland border within the Czech Republic, has since 1965 hosted real roads action.
In recent times, the man to beat at a circuit, which reminds me in parts of the Ulster Grand Prix, has been recently crowned TT Privateers champion, Horst Saiger.
Having dominated last years Terlicko meeting, it’s fair to say he starts favourite for Supersport and Superbike honours this weekend, as he pilots his own teams IXS/Swiss Moto, Metzeler backed ZX-10RR and ZX-6R Kawasaki’s.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Two times IRRC Supersport champion Marek Cerveny, winner this year of the feature races at the 300 curves of Gustav Havel and Kopcany, is another pre race favourite.
Piloting the Wepol/Safmetal Racing S1000RR BMW, as at every Czech roads event, he competes at, he will prove hard to beat.
Others to not discount from challenging for Superbike wins, include Kamil Holan, Petr Biciste and Ales Nechvatal.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Keep an eye as well on Optimark Road Racing’s Xavier Denis, who impressed at TT 2017.
Ones to watch within the Supersport class, include Austria’s Julian Trummer, Richard Sedlak, Stefan Schorgendorfer and crowd favourite, Michal Dokoupil.
Indi is also anticipated to contend for Super Twin honours, whilst the Super Mono class, sees the UK set to have representation, courtesy of Shaun Anderson on the Kramer Motorcycles machine.
In total six races, are scheduled to take place on Sunday, at a road race circuit, which has to be regarded amongst the Czech Republic’s most challenging roads circuits.
Terlicko – Practice/Race Schedule, is as follows:
08:30-08:50 AM Classic 175/250/350/500/750 Timed Practice
09:15-09:40 AM 125 GP/250 CRR Timed Practice
10:05-10:35 AM Supersport Timed Practice
11:00-11:25 AM 125 Sport Production Timed Practice
11:50-12:15 PM Super Mono/Super Twin Timed Practice
12:40-1:10 PM Superbike Timed Practice
1:35-1:55 PM Classic 175/250/350/500/750 Timed Practice
2:20-2:45 PM 125 GP/250 CRR Timed Practice
3:10-3:40 PM Supersport Timed Practice
4:05-4:30 PM 125 Sport Production Timed Practice
4:55-5:20 PM Super Mono/Super Twin Timed Practice
5:45-6:15 PM Superbike Timed Practice
08:45 AM Classic 175/250/350/500/750 6 Laps
09:55 AM 125 GP/250 CRR 9 Laps
12:00 PM Supersport 10 Laps
1:05 PM 125 Sport Production 9 Laps
2:10 PM Super Mono/Super Twin 9 Laps
3:15 PM Superbike 10 Laps
Words by Stevie Rial