Didier Grams is firmly back in contention for 2021 IRRC Superbike title honours, after banking a 43rd IRRC victory in today’s opening re-started 1000cc Varsselring encounter.
The original race start had seen G&G Motorsport backed Grams embroiled in a tight battle for first with fellow countryman David Datzer, before red flags arose on lap five.
Post a slight delay, Superbike competition was back underway with an announced five lap distance.
Much quicker into the sweet zone in comparison to the previous race start, four times IRRC Champion Grams quickly established by lap number two, an advantage of two seconds plus over aforementioned MTP Racing pilot Datzer.
There was no catching Grams from here, who finished just over 2.85 seconds ahead of the ever improving Datzer.
Dutch star Joey Den Besten delighted the partisan crowd in attendance, finishing an impressive third ahead of IRRC Hengelo round wildcard Davy Thoonen.
Sweden’s Markus Karlsson took fifth as Virgil Amber Bloemhard, Laurent Hoffmann, Kamil Holan, Eddy Ferre, Dafit Moto Racing’s Ales Nechvatal wrapped up the top 10.
Mark Purslow 13th, bagged a few Championship points whilst notable non finishers included the 1-2 in the IRRC Superbike Championship standings going into Hengelo, Lukas Maurer and Marek Cerveny.
IRRC Hengelo – Superbike race 1 result is as follows:
1 Didier Grams
2 David Datzer
3 Joey Den Besten
4 Davy Thoonen
5 Markus Karlsson
6 Virgil Amber Bloemhard
7 Laurent Hoffmann
8 Kamil Holan
9 Eddy Ferre
10 Ales Nechvatal
11 Marcel Elsner
12 Patrick Hoff
13 Mark Purslow
14 Vassilios Takos
15 Jarno Dijkstra
16 Yannick Jacops
17 Stephane Bednarek
18 Mike Ceuppens
19 Jean Pierre Polet
20 Foti Psomadakis
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou