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IRRC Horice: Magical Lagrive, Czech Roads Legend Cerveny Take Supersport, Superbike Qualifying Spoils

IRRC Supersport:

Showcasing his proven qualities on the fast, flowing, unrelenting Horice course, Wepol Racing’s Matthieu Lagrive turned on the style on route to banking IRRC Supersport qualifying honours.

Fastest in Q1 by just over 1.69 seconds, the second qualifying session saw the French star top the time sheets by plus two seconds, registering an ultra impressive best lap time of 2 minutes 18.232 seconds.

Leading the chase to YZF R6 Yamaha mounted Lagrive was Dafit Moto Racing’s Kamil Holan (2.20.323), whilst third place on the combined qualifying times sheet by just 0.003 of a second! went to LSE Racing’s Christian Schmitz (2.21.430).

Fourth quickest as aforementioned only 0.003 behind Schmitz was Betontransport supported Petr Wiesenberg (2.21.433), who quietly impressed many with his pace, turn of speed.

Lead newcomer of last week’s FonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix Laurent Hoffmann (2.21.972) placed fifth quickest as event wildcard Tomas Toth (2.21.980) finished an excellent sixth fastest.

Rounding out today’s ten fastest IRRC Supersport class exponents were Max Gaube (2.22.310), Michal Vecko (2.22.370), TT 2019 competitor Miroslav Sloboda (2.22.577) and SBRacing Team’s Erwan Bannwart (2.23.167).

IRRC Horice – Supersport combined qualifying result, is as follows:

1 Matthieu Lagrive 2.18.232
2 Kamil Holan 2.20.323
3 Christian Schmitz 2.21.430
4 Petr Wiesenberg 2.21.433
5 Laurent Hoffmann 2.21.972
6 Tomas Toth 2.21.980
7 Max Gaube 2.22.310
8 Michal Vecko 2.22.370
9 Miroslav Sloboda 2.22.577
10 Erwan Bannwart 2.23.167
11 David Datzer 2.24.340
12 Sebastian Frotscher 2.24.744
13 Anssi Koski 2.24.835
14 Petr Najman 2.24.886
15 Kai Zentner 2.25.322
16 Martin Sedlak 2.25.855
17 Wolfgang Schuster 2.25.857
18 Lubos Konak 2.25.903
19 Karel Brandtner 2.25.994
20 Ilja Caljouw 2.26.530
21 Frantisek Loucka 2.27.024
22 Martin Riedl 2.28.618
23 Jakub Vojtech 2.32.165
24 Luca Zanutto 2.32.455
25 Robert Rohde 2.33.504
26 Matthias Engl 2.35.506
27 Christian Steinhauser 2.35.911
28 Tobias Grunzinger 2.36.548
29 Austin Wren 2.36.810
30 Leonard Mesojedec 2.40.625

IRRC Superbike:

Emerging fastest from an compelling, captivating morning, afternoon of IRRC Superbike qualifying at Horice, was none other than local favourite, Czech road racing legend Marek Cerveny.

Illustrating again why he is so revered in his home nation, the affable Cerveny took overall qualifying honours, after recording a blistering lap time of 2 minutes 15.396 seconds in Q2.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Second quickest behind twice IRRC Supersport Champion Cerveny was Q1 pace setter Erno Kostamo (2.15.519), who none the less has crucially out qualified IRRC Superbike Champion elect Davey Todd (2.16.077).

Horice newcomer Todd finished overall fourth fastest, whilst sandwiching him and title rival Kostamo on the timing screens was Wepol Racing team mate, reigning series champion Danny Webb (2.15.711).

German roads giant Didier Grams (2.16.223) finished fifth quickest whilst just two more competitors lapped under the 2 minutes 17 seconds barrier, sixth, seventh fastest respectively Lukas Maurer (2.16.453) and McRace backed Kamil Holan (2.16.478).

Concluding today’s ten fastest IRRC Superbike competitors were David Datzer (2.17.845), Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Virgil Amber Bloemhard (2.17.925) and Pavel Tomecek (2.18.406).

IRRC Horice – Superbike combined qualifying result, is as follows:

1 Marek Cerveny 2.15.396
2 Erno Kostamo 2.15.519
3 Danny Webb 2.15.711
4 Davey Todd 2.16.077
5 Didier Grams 2.16.223
6 Lukas Maurer 2.16.453
7 Kamil Holan 2.16.478
8 David Datzer 2.17.845
9 Virgil Amber Bloemhard 2.17.925
10 Pavel Tomecek 2.18.406
11 Ales Nechvatal 2.18.999
12 Tomas Borovka 2.19.598
13 Josef Luksik 2.22.142
14 Jiri Petrla 2.22.852
15 Hanno Brandenburger 2.23.755
16 Yannik Jacops 2.25.523
17 Robert Heitzinger 2.25.841
18 Thomas Mitgutsch 2.26.716
19 Marcel Elsner 2.26.982
20 Vassilios Takos 2.28.718
21 Marek Hlozek 2.29.340
22 Jurgen Plattner 2.30.463
23 Rob Van Eijs 2.30.569
24 Kurt Haek 2.31.013
25 Vladislav Nezdara 2.32.027
26 Emil Krchnavy 2.32.487
27 Foti Psomadakis 2.34.397
28 Jan Myslivecek 2.34.517
29 Mike Ceuppens 2.35.544

Words by Stevie Rial

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