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IRRC Horice: Lagrive Holds Off Walther To Bank Opening Supersport Race Honours

Emerging on top out of a close fought battle for honours in the opening seven lap Supersport encounter at Horice, Matthieu Lagrive reinforced his IRRC Supersport title credentials by sealing his seventh class victory of the season.

Wepol Racing’s Lagrive starting from second on the grid, relentless, consistent pace proved just to much in the end for race pole sitter Thomas Walther who at the completion of the seventh and final lap, was 0.442 behind his fellow YZF R6 Yamaha mounted competitor.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Although having to settle for third, just under 2.3 seconds behind Team Schleizer Dreieck’s Walther, Delaur Road Racing Belgium’s Laurent Hoffmann had the honour of setting the fastest lap of the race on lap 4, lapping at 2 minutes 19.372 seconds.

Behind Hoffmann, Max Gaube impressed in finishing an excellent fourth as lead Suzuki runner Jochen Rotter banked a solid fifth place finish.

Wrapping up the top ten finishers were Petr Wiesenberg, Jonathan Goetschy, Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Pierre Yves Bian, Kai Zentner and Sebastian Frotscher.

IRRC Horice: Supersport race 1 results are as follows:

1 Matthieu Lagrive
2 Thomas Walther
3 Laurent Hoffmann
4 Max Gaube
5 Jochen Rotter
6 Petr Wiesenberg
7 Jonathan Goetschy
8 Pierre Yves Bian
9 Kai Zentner
10 Sebastian Frotscher
11 Anssi Koski
12 Daniel Schmidt
13 Benjamin Beume
14 Karel Brandtner
15 Martin Riedl
16 Frantisek Loucka
17 Martin Sedlak
18 Andrea Majola
19 Quentin Limousin
20 Jan Nehasil
21 John Ross Billega
22 Krystian Paluch
23 Marian Blazek
24 Robert Rohde
25 Mike Ceuppens
26 Lukas Svoboda
27 Nicolas Robert

Words by Stevie Rial

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