In a couple of week the IRRC competition starts in Hengelo Gld on 3 and 4 May. The IRRC (International Road Racing Championship) is one of the most important European competitions on street circuits. It will be a challenging and exciting competition. The contestants was never larger and stronger than this year. This year the Supersport and Superbike will race separately their own race. The races are organised in 4 countries on 6 different circuits. Hengelo Gld and Oss in the Netherlands, Oostende and Chimay in Belgium, Frohburg in Germany and Horice in the Czech Republic.
The Superbike consists of 20 riders from 6 countries. Didier Grams from Germany is the man to beat. He already won the competition several times. Other favourite is Kamil Holan from the Czech Republic. He was last year’s best newcomer during the Manx GP in the Superbike. Outsiders are Dutchman Frank Bakker and this years TT newcomers Vic de Cooremeter and Thomas Gottschalk. Branko Sdranov had the plan to race again this year after his horrifying crash during the TT Man practise. But he decided to recover for 100% this year and come back on track next year.
The Supersport has 30 riders from 9 different countries. The man to beat is Laurent Hoffmann from Belgium. He won the competition last year. He liked racing on street circuits that much that he signed in for this year’s TT. Marek Ceverny from the Czech Republic will be his biggest opponent. He raced to the podium in every race he competed last year. Outsiders are Marcel Zuurbier and Joey den Besten from Holland. Like the Superbike riders there are several riders who will race the TT in Man this year. One of them is the Finnish rider Tuukka Korhonen. The first race is in Hengelo Gld on the 4th of May. The Supersport and Superbike riders will race two manches. Besides these races there are races for the Dutch and Belgium championship (Supersport, Superbike and sidecars). There are 3 classic races. The classics, the ICGP (International Classic Grand Prix, with former GP-riders) and the 50cc Classic European cup. So that means a full programme! More information www.hamove.nl / www.irrc.eu
Press release courtesy of Jurgen Memelink