IRRC Horice: Maurer Increases Championship Lead, Wins Record Breaking Contest

IRRC Horice: Maurer Increases Championship Lead, Wins Record Breaking Contest

Lukas Maurer increased his IRRC Superbike Championship lead to over 25 points, following success in the re-started 1000cc race opener at Horice.

The original race start had seen Maurer towards the culmination of lap two sitting 1.24 seconds behind Didier Grams, before red flags arose.

Post a moderate delay, it was confirmed that the second race start would take place over a reduced distance of six laps.

In contrast to earlier proceedings, top Swiss road racer Maurer got the hole shot, leading David Datzer by just 0.261 at the end of lap one with 42 times IRRC race winner Grams a further 0.193 in arrears.

Lap two saw Maurer increase his race lead but only marginally by 0.004 of a second over Grams, who got the better of fellow countryman Datzer.

Lap three would prove a record breaking one as front runners Maurer, Grams respectively set lap times of (2.13.983), (2.13.948) under Danny Webb’s existing lap record.

Suddenly though on lap four new Horice lap record holder Grams dropped back from challenging Maurer, dropping at the end of lap no.4 to tenth.

This left Kawasaki pilot Maurer comfortable out front, stretching towards the race conclusion his advantage to nine seconds plus over multiple IRRC Supersport Champion Marek Cerveny.

Aforementioned IDM Pro Superstock Cup race winner Datzer took third, just 0.228 behind Cerveny whilst a tight battle for fourth was won by top Suzuki runner Joey Den Besten, edging out former Newcomers Manx GP victor Kamil Holan.

Positions 6th-10th were clinched by Laurent Hoffmann, Virgil Amber Bloemhard, Ales Nechvatal, Eddy Ferre and the unlucky G&G Motorsport supported Grams.

IRRC Horice – Superbike Race 1 Result in full is as follows:

1 – Lukas Maurer
2 – Marek Cerveny
3 – David Datzer
4 – Joey Den Besten
5 – Kamil Holan
6 – Laurent Hoffmann
7 – Virgil Amber Bloemhard
8 – Ales Nechvatal
9 – Eddy Ferre
10 – Didier Grams
11 – Tomas Toth
12 – Marcel Elsner
13 – Johannes Schwimmbeck
14 – Markus Karlsson

15 – Jiri Petrla
16 – Petr Plichta
17 – Jean Pierre Polet
18 – Yannik Jacops
19 – Patrick Hoff
20 – Emil Krchnavy
21 – Marek Stibor
22 – Wayne Bourgeais
23 – Andreas Jochum
24 – Jan Myslivecek
25 – Marek Hlozek
26 – Martin Horky
27 – Stephane Bednarek
28 – Rob Van Eijs

Photo credit: Nick Wheeler

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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