Rising Czech roads force Petr Najman took pole position for tomorrow’s IRRC Supersport encounters, after a last gasp effort during second qualifying.
Pace setter within a twice red flagged opening qualifying session, Q2 would see Triumph pilot Najman throughout a fair bit down on the pace set by IRRC Supersport Championship leader Pierre Yves Bian.
It seemed Yves Bian’s new unofficial personal best lap time at Horice of 2 minutes 19.947 seconds, would prove enough to take qualifying honours.
You got the impression though that North Czech Riders supported Najman had more than a few tenths in his pocket and by his eighth timed lap he’d set a new time screen topping lap time of 2 minutes 19.930 seconds.
This sterling effort proved enough for Najman to bag pole position with 2019 Newcomers A Manx GP winner Yves Bian, having to settle for the second best time.
Kamil Holan (2.20.136) making a return this weekend to 600cc competition with Dafit Moto Racing, finished overall third quickest, just over 0.2 down on the pace set by fellow countryman Najman.
Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Ilja Caljouw set a huge new personal best lap time of (2.20.775) on route to finishing fourth fastest.
Amalric Blanc (2.21.075) finished fifth fastest whilst positions 6th through to 10th from the first IRRC Horice Supersport qualifying sessions since 2019, were secured by:
Event wildcards Tomas Toth (2.22.422), Wolfgang Schuster (2.22.790), Karel Brandtner (2.23.302), Denmark’s leading IRRC racer Anders Blacha (2.24.858) and Kevin Rigot (2.26.044).
UK racers wise, Horice debutant Mark Purslow placed an overall respectable 20th quickest, lapping under 2 minutes 30 seconds.
Photo credit: Robby Repsol
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou