The top four finishers within this year’s IRRC Superbike championship, were all S1000RR BMW mounted, whilst the leading non BMW mounted rider finishing fifth in the final standings was rising Swiss roads star, lead Mountain Course newcomer of TT 2019, Lukas Maurer.
Whilst overall 15 riders scored ten points or more, including leading Suzuki mounted competitors, Thomas Berghammer, Yannick Jacops and Hanno Brandenburger.
The UK’s second series champion, Wepol Road Racing’s Davey Todd is just the sixth racer to become IRRC Superbike champion, following in the footsteps of Didier Grams (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), Branko Srdanov (2012), Sebastien Le Grelle (2015, 2017), Vincent Lonbois (2016) and team mate Danny Webb (2018).
In total just four riders this season secured IRRC Supersport victories they were back to back series champion Matthieu Lagrive, Laurent Hoffmann and Luca Gottardi.
Sole Triumph representative within the Supersport class was Finland’s Anssi Koski, who finished an excellent fourth in the final Championship standings.
Suzuki, MV Agusta had no IRRC Supersport representation this year, whilst Honda’s modes class challenge was led by 469 plate holder, points finsher at Terlicko, Chimay and Frohburg, Yann Galli.
Combined Supersport and Superbike classes wise, six manufacturers enjoyed representation including Suter courtesy of Henrik Voit.
Overall 13 racers including recent hugely impressive roads, Frohburg debutant Sheridan Morais and Newcomers A Manx GP winner Pierre Yves Bian, have claimed at least a third place finish or better at IRRC affiliated events in 2019.
The present all time top ten IRRC winners list after last week’s competition at Frohburger Dreieck, is as follows:
1st Didier Grams 43
2nd Marek Cerveny 23
T3rd Laurent Hoffmann 17
Matthieu Lagrive 17
5th Sebastien Le Grelle 12
6th Vincent Lonbois 11
7th Davey Todd 9
8th Danny Webb 8
9th Joey Den Besten 7
10th Timothy Baken 6
Words by Stevie Rial