IRRC Hengelo: Hamberg Becomes 36th Different IRRC Victor

IRRC Hengelo: Hamberg Becomes 36th Different IRRC Victor

The opening IRRC Supersport race of 2022 at the Hengelo based Varsselring, saw a keenly contested cross generations for victory between Jorn Hamberg and Czech roads great Marek Cerveny.

Backing up the form he showed during the Benelux Trophy Supersport opener, Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Hamberg jumped into an early lead, leading Cerveny by nigh 0.7 of a second as lap one concluded.

Laps two, three saw the pace setters remain evenly matched with just 0.670 covering them as lap four beckoned.

This proved the crucial point of the race as new wave Dutch roads talent Hamberg, found an extra gear, moving over a second clear.

From here his advantage grew and grew and by lap seven he was almost 4.8 seconds ahead.

He would go onto emerge victorious by eight plus seconds over Cerveny, becoming the 36th different racer to clinch an IRRC affiliated race win.

The final spot on the podium went to Team Schleizer Dreieck’s Thomas Walther, after an enthralling duel for third alongside Ilja Caljouw and IRRC returnee Jonathan Goetschy.

Optimark Road Racing’s Xavier Denis was a solid sixth, the UK’s only representative Mark Purslow opened his latest IRRC campaign in accomplished fashion, placing a creditable seventh.

Whilst remaining places within the top 10 were collected by Michael Hofmann, LSE Racing’s Christian Schmitz and Romain Cleaz Savoyen.

IRRC Hengelo – Supersport race 1 result reads as follows:

1st – Jorn Hamberg
2nd – Marek Cerveny
3rd – Thomas Walther
4th – Ilja Caljouw
5th – Jonathan Goetschy
6th – Xavier Denis
7th – Mark Purslow
8th – Michael Hofmann
9th – Christian Schmitz
10th – Romain Cleaz Savoyen
11th – Julien Cregniot
12th – Sebastian Frotscher
13th – Anders Blacha
14th – Erwan Bannwart
15th – Kevin Rigot
16th – Rico Vetter
17th – Rene Bosma
18th – Quentin Limousin
19th – Jerome Bagard
20th – Benjamin Beume
21st – Andreas Jochum
22nd – Gerald Dath
23rd – Kalle Mantysaari

Photo credit Robby Repsol

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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