Diverse wide ranging iconic machinery, International roads stars a plenty competing, truly world class roads competition are just some of the themes in prospect for next years action at Finland’s famous, fabled ex Grand Prix course, Imatranajo.
Classes wise, alongside the blue riband IRRC Supersport, Superbike races, there will again be open Supersport, Superbike races, plus yesteryear Classic Superbike encounters and three wheeling action, as Sidecar competition returns to the race schedule.
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There’s also the potential of ICGP (International Classic Grand Prix) races, plus two stroke competition returning as part of the Lightweight class.
It’s not clear yet as to whether ICGP, Lightweight encounters will form part of next year’s Imatranajo race schedule.
Since returning to the pure road racing calendar in 2016, Imatranajo has re established itself and some as one of Europe’s most popular roads venues.
In recent times the likes of current IRRC Superbike champion Danny Webb, Michael Rutter, Sebastien Le Grelle, Didier Grams, Alex Polita, Marek Cerveny, local heroes Erno Kostamo and Juha Kallio have all excelled and some on the circuit that is synonymous with top level Moto GP action from the 1960’s, 1970’s and early 1980’s.
Increasing and increasing in popularity, the race fans, marshals, teams, racers planning to venture to Imatranajo next year are all certain to play again formal roles in elevating Imatranajo’s already highly acclaimed reputation.
Words by Stevie Rial