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IRRC Hengelo: Superbike Double For Walraven, Webb Consolidates Early Championship Lead

Showcasing the same form, as from this morning’s opening big bike encounter, Dutch event wildcard Nigel Walraven made it consecutive Superbike victories, this afternoon at Hengelo, following another dominant display.

Although Varsselring specialist Walraven, secured back to back race wins, due to been an event wildcard, he was ineligible to score championship points.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Due to this factor, Penz 13 BMW’s Danny Webb is the early leader of the 2018 IRRC Superbike championship. Runner up again behind Walraven in the second nine lap Superbike race, the rising roads star is the first racer from the UK, to lead an IRRC affiliated championship.

The final spot on the rostrum in Superbike race 2, was banked by Markka Racing’s Erno Kostamo, who edged out Czech roads great Marek Cerveny by just 0.125 of a second, for third place.

Lukas Maurer was fifth, whilst Jamie Coward ended his maiden IRRC meeting with an excellent sixth place finish, finishing in front of local heroes, Performance Racing Achterhoek duo Johan Fredriks (7th) and Joey Den Besten (9th), plus former Newcomers A Manx GP winner Kamil Holan (8th), and IRRC legend Didier Grams (10th).

IRRC Hengelo: Superbike race 2 results, are as follows:

1 Nigel Walraven
2 Danny Webb
3 Erno Kostamo
4 Marek Cerveny
5 Lukas Maurer
6 Jamie Coward
7 Johan Fredriks
8 Kamil Holan
9 Joey Den Besten
10 Didier Grams
11 Tomas Borovka
12 Marnix D’Hondt
13 Ales Nechvatal
14 David Datzer
15 Pavel Tomecek
16 Nico Muller
17 Timo Schonhals
18 Nadieh Schoots
19 Jan Kopponen
20 Hanno Brandenburger
21 Paul Manx
22 Jean Pierre Polet
23 Robert Heitzinger
24 Kurt Haek
25 Yann Galli
26 Jurgen Welsing
27 Yannik Jacops
28 Ricky Wagner
29 Ryan Trocherie
30 Rob Van Eijs

Words by Stevie Rial

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