Three of the Netherlands leading roads competitors, produced series of impressive performances at this years Vauxhall International North West 200.
A race winner at Hengelo, Jochem Van Den Hoek continued his excellent form on the coast roads, securing an excellent 11th place finish in the opening Superstock race, backed up by a creditable 17th in the second stock encounter.
Feature race of the meeting, the North West 200 Superbike race, saw Jochem end his extremely positive weeks competition at the Portstewart based meeting, by finishing in 13th place.
Performance Racing Achterhoek team mate, Joey Den Besten making his debut around the famous Triangle course, was firmly amongst the leading newcomers in the Supersport races, as he recorded 30th and 21st place finishes.
Fellow IRRC front runner Johan Fredriks, lead the newcomers challenge in both Superbike races.
Photo by Rod Neill
15th position in the opening big bike encounter, was backed up by a great 12th in the feature seven lap race, following an accomplished display on the DRRT by Tovami.com Kawasaki.
It’s great to see these high level, prominent IRRC competitors, venturing into the international roads scene.
They have proved during the past week, that they are not just specialists at many of continental Europe’s leading roads venues, they are riders not to be underestimated at the international’s and ones capable of challenging and sealing first class results.
Words by Stevie Rial