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IRRC – Chimay Round Up

The third round of the 2016 International Road Racing Championship at Chimay in Belgium, saw world class pure road racing a plenty at the iconic roads venue.

IRRC Superbike:

IRRC superbike championship leader Vincent Lonbois increased his championship lead at Chimay, with back to back victories on the Herpigny Motors backed S1000RR BMW.


Photo by Robby Repsol

Team mate and reigning champion Sebastien Le Grelle lead the challenge to his fellow Belgian, in both races.

G&G Motorsport backed Didier Grams and veteran road racer Marc Fissette, shared the third place finishes.

Johan Fredriks sealed series of fourth place finishes, whilst Patrick Quintens, Thomas Wendel, Petr Biciste, Christian Wiesinger and Christophe Guerouah all impressed.

Jochem Van Den Hoek, seventh place finisher in the second IRRC superbike race, continues to further establish himself amongst the Netherlands leading pure road racers.

TT 2016 saw Jochem on his Mountain Course debut lap in excess of 121 mph, plus finish a highly respectable 36th in the blue riband Pokerstars senior TT.

Chimay – IRRC Superbike Race 1 Results:

1 Vincent Lonbois
2 Sebastien Le Grelle
3 Didier Grams
4 Johan Fredriks
5 Patrick Quintens
6 Marc Fissette
7 Thomas Wendel
8 Petr Biciste
9 Christian Wiesinger
10 Frederic Protat

Chimay – IRRC Superbike Race 2 Results:

1 Vincent Lonbois
2 Sebastien Le Grelle
3 Marc Fissette
4 Johan Fredriks
5 Patrick Quintens
6 Thomas Wendel
7 Jochem Van Den Hoek
8 Petr Biciste
9 Christophe Guerouah
10 Frederic Protat

IRRC Supersport:

Marek Cerveny underlined his IRRC supersport championship winning quality at Chimay, with first class display’s on the Intermoto backed ZX6R Kawasaki.

Nearest challenger to the reigning IRRC supersport champion was 2014 series winner Joey Den Besten, on the Performance Racing YZF R6 Yamaha.

Bobby B Bos and Laurent Hoffmann, secured between them two third place finishes and two fourth place finishes.

Pierre Yves Bian fifth place finisher in both IRRC supersport encounters, is rapidly developing into one of France’s most prominent competitors on the roads.

Additional stand out performers from Chimay included Kevin De Frenne, Arnaud Seydoux, Denmark’s Anders Blaha, Wolfgang Schuster and Thomas Walther.

Chimay – IRRC Supersport Race 1 Results:

1 Marek Cerveny
2 Joey Den Besten
3 Bobby B Bos
4 Laurent Hoffmann
5 Pierre Yves Bian
6 Kevin De Frenne
7 Thomas Wendel
8 Arnaud Seydoux
9 Anders Blaha
10 Wolfgang Schuster

Chimay – IRRC Supersport Race 2 Results:

1 Marek Cerveny
2 Joey Den Besten
3 Laurent Hoffmann
4 Bobby B Bos
5 Pierre Yves Bian
6 Arnaud Seydoux
7 Thomas Walther
8 Anders Blaha
9 Kevin De Frenne
10 IIja Caluouw

Next round of the 2016 IRRC series takes place at Horice in the Czech Republic on the 6th to the 7th of August.

Words by Stevie Rial

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