Imatra has been added to this years Duke Road Race Rankings schedule, as the famous Finnish meeting forms for the first time, part of the prestigious roads series.
Taking place from the 7th to the 9th of July, Imatra hosts the second of the International Road Racing Championship. Famous names set to participate include Penz 13 BMW trio Michael Rutter, Dan Kneen and Danny Webb, plus IRRC champions such as Marek Cerveny, Didier Grams and Sebastien Le Grelle.
Since it’s return to the roads scene last year, Finland’s most famous roads event has proved once again, an instant hit, primarily in my opinion cause of the unique setting of the course, it’s history, the enthusiasm of the organisers and that it’s a real riders circuit.
Photo by Mika Toikka
It’s inclusion in the 2017 Duke Road Race Rankings Championship, is a further statement of it’s growing place within the pure road racing community, not only in continental Europe, but also worldwide.
The rounds of the 2017 Duke Road Race Rankings series, is as follows:
1 Around A Pound Tandragee 100
2 Spring Cup National Road Races – Oliver’s Mount
3 KDM Hire Cookstown 100
4 Vauxhall International North West 200
5 300 Curves of Gustav Havel – Horice
6 Pre-TT Classic Road Races
7 TT 2017
8 Post TT Races
9 Cock o’the North Road Races – Oliver’s Mount
13 Southern 100
14 Barry Sheene Road Race Festival Powered By Suzuki – Oliver’s Mount
15 Faugheen 50 Road Races
16 Armoy Road Races
17 Dundrod 150
18 Ulster Grand Prix
19 Czech TT Races – Horice
20 Classic TT
21 Manx Grand Prix
22 East Coast Racing Festival
23 Scarborough Gold Cup
24 Macau Grand Prix
Words by Stevie Rial