Germany’s oldest road race circuit Schleiz titled in full Schleizer Dreieck, hosts this weekend the fourth round of the 2017 International Road Racing Championship.
Essentially a short circuit, Schleiz which was last on the IRRC calendar in 2012, is unique in the fact that it feels and looks like a roads event, when you watch on board footage and see overhead views of the course.
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Superbike championship leader Sebastien Le Grelle will be aiming at Schleiz, to consolidate his already healthy series lead which stands at 34 points clear of nearest challenger Didier Grams.
Another of continental Europe’s roads giants, Marek Cerveny is more than capable of eating into Le Grelle’s championship lead this weekend.
Whilst added ones to watch include Markka Racing’s Erno Kostamo, Johan Fredriks, David Datzer and Nadieh Schoots.
Looking towards the Supersport class, the battle royal for title honours between Joey Den Besten, Pierre Yves Bian and Thomas Walther is certain to provide excitement a plenty this weekend.
At present just seven points covers the top three in the championship standings, with Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Den Besten, holding the narrowest series lead of just two points over rising French star Yves Bian.
This seasons pace setters won’t have it their own though on Sunday, with the likes of Christian Schmitz fresh off a successful Ulster GP debut and Dafit Moto Racing’s Kamil Holan both extremely capable of pushing for race wins.
Words by Stevie Rial