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IRRC Frohburg Preview

The fast, flowing iconic roads of Frohburg hosts this coming weekend, the final round of what’s been a top quality season of IRRC action.

Already crowned Superbike Champion, Wepol Racing’s Davey Todd starts for many firm favourite for premier class success on Saturday and Sunday.

2018 TT Privateers Champion Todd who has been in formidable form throughout this season, quite incredible season resume includes no less than nine race wins, plus finishing at least second or better in every IRRC affiliated race completed.

Photo courtesy of Tessa Rothe

Aiming to conclude his momentous first full IRRC (International Road Racing Championship) tenure in style, it’s going to take performances of the highest quality from the opposition to stop him standing on the top step of the podium at the weekend.

Amongst those more than capable of pushing, outpacing next generation International roads star Todd include Wepol Racing team mate Danny Webb.

Tunbridge Wells Webb, who has primarily focused this year on the Endurance World Championship, has sampled just three IRRC rounds in 2019.

Although his Championship appearances have been intermittent, he’s showcased at Imatranajo, Terlicko and Horice his proven class, calibre that saw him in 2018 become the UK’s first IRRC series Champion.

Piloting at Frohburg, the YZF R1M Yamaha steed that propelled to an open class victory at Imatranajo, the event lap record holder is quietly confident that he can add more podium’s, race victories to his already ultra impressive meeting CV.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Added prime contenders for class success alongside the most recent IRRC Superbike Champion’s include Czech road racing legend Marek Cerveny (Wepol Racing), German star Didier Grams (G&G Motorsport) and Finland’s leading closed roads exponent, 38 Motorsport supported Erno Kostamo.

Others of capable of scoring top calibre results include Virgil Amber Bloemhard (Performance Racing Achterhoek), David Datzer (Team MTP Racing), Lukas Maurer (L78 By Heidger Motorsport), Tomas Borovka and event wildcard, Senior Classic TT runner-up Stefano Bonetti.

Looking towards the ten lap IRRC Supersport races, expect a battle royal between the likes of class champion elect Matthieu Lagrive, lead Ulster GP newcomer Laurent Hoffmann, LSE Racing’s Christian Schmitz and Newcomers A Manx GP winner Pierre Yves Bian.

Lots of attention will also be on high profile Frohburg, road racing debutants Sheridan Morais and Vittorio Iannuzzo, who between them have competed in the World Supersport, World Superbike and Moto 2 World Championships.

Additional ones to watch include Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Ilja Caljouw, Optimark Road Racing’s Xavier Denis, Team PnL Racing’s Luca Gottardi, Super Twins Manx GP runner-up Francesco Curinga, Anssi Koski, Kamil Holan and improving Mountain Course exponent Julian Trummer.

Overall the entry for the IRRC Supersport, Superbike races at Frohburger Dreieck is of quite exceptional quality.

First class racing, thrilling battles, close fought competition is a guarantee on Saturday and Sunday at Germany’s most famous roads course, which has been a part of the IRRC calendar since the championship’s inception in 2010.

Words by Stevie Rial

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