Despite the pesky weather deciding to provide a hefty amount of rain on Dymokury, top class, high quality competition was still more than a touch apparent on day one of the first Czech roads event of this decade.
Leading UK representative was Kramer Motorcycles Shaun Anderson, who headed the Super Mono first qualifying standings before finishing just 0.229 adrift of Q2, overall class pace setter Petr Najman.
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Najman went onto also secure Supersport qualifying spoils, edging out Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Jorn Hamberg by only 0.029 of a second!
Rounding out today’s six quickest middleweight class exponents were Tomas Toth, LSE Racing’s Christian Schmitz, Ilja Caljouw and Slovakia’s first TT racer Miroslav Sloboda.
Concurrently run alongside the Super Mono’s, the overall Supersport 400 qualifying standings were topped by another experienced Czech roads competitor, Dan Vyslouzil.
Reflecting on the mighty, potently powerful 1000cc machines, it was a Netherlands 1-2 in qualifying with Virgil Amber Bloemhard getting the better of fellow countryman Joey Den Besten.
Just 0.029 separated Amber Bloemhard, former IRRC Supersport front runner Den Besten after Q1 and with damp conditions greeting competitors for Q2, the Dutch duo’s prior session pace proved enough to place first, second on the overall Superbike times sheet.
Positions three, four, five and six from big bike qualifying went respectively to MTP Racing’s David Datzer, Ales Nechvatal, Belgian roads great Laurent Hoffmann and fellow IRRC (International Road Racing Championship) legend Didier Grams.
Racers not mentioned yet to have acquired qualifying honours in their respective classes, read as follows:
Rostislav Necesanek (750 Classics), Jiri Svihnos (350 Classics-250 Classics), Lukas Fikker (Super Twins), Pavel Kacena (500 Classics) and 175 Classics, 250, 125 SP/125 GP/Moto 3 combined pace setter Chris Meyer.
Words by Stevie Rial