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IRRC Hengelo – Pierre Yves Bian Wins Tight Supersport Qualifying Battle

Pierre Yves Bian won a tight IRRC Supersport qualifying battle at Hengelo, to secure a maiden pole position within Europe’s premier roads series.

Established amongst France’s leading pure road racers, Pierre’s time of 1 minute 52.906 seconds, was just enough to hold off Performance Racing’s Joey Den Besten, to take the qualifying honours.

Photo via Pierre Yves Bian – Facebook Page

Davy Thoonen (1.53.356) was next up on the timing sheets, closely followed by fellow Dutchman Ilja Caljouw as Switzerland’s Arnaud Seydoux and Thomas Walther finalised the top six in qualifying.

Former Czech 250 roads champion Wolfgang Schuster and twice IRRC Supersport champion Laurent Hoffmann, lapped at a pretty similar pace in finishing seventh and eighth quickest.

Kamil Holan’s new 600 challenge, saw him finish ninth fastest, series newcomer Jochen Rotter wrapped up the top ten overall, following both qualifying sessions, which saw in total 30 riders take part.

IRRC Hengelo – Supersport Qualifying Times:

1 Pierre Yves Bian 1.52.906
2 Joey Den Besten 1.53.142
3 Davy Thoonen 1.53.356
4 Ilja Caljouw 1.53.360
5 Arnaud Seydoux 1.54.473
6 Thomas Walther 1.54.473
7 Wolfgang Schuster 1.55.136
8 Laurent Hoffmann 1.55.338
9 Kamil Holan 1.55.512
10 Jochem Rotter 1.55.883
11 Sebastian Frotscher 1.57.118
12 Erwan Bannwart 1.57.205
13 Max Gaube 1.57.481
14 Kai Zentner 1.58.108
15 Daryl Dorlich 1.58.286
16 Christian Schmitz 1.58.548
17 Stefan Schorgendorfer 1.58.572
18 Henrik Voit 1.58.698
19 Kevin Mos 1.58.764
20 Eric Harmegnies 1.59.549
21 Markus Witte 2.00.524
22 Anders Blacha 2.00.835
23 Axel Bult 2.00.893
24 Mike Ceuppens 2.00.909
25 Alex Ruggieri 2.01.198
26 Stefan Hofer 2.01.648
27 Daniel Schmidt 2.01.959
28 Stefan Wauter 2.02.675
29 Wayne Bourgeois 2.04.442
30 Benjamin Beurne 2.04.683

Words by Stevie Rial

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