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IRRC Horice: Webb Crowned Series Champion

Wepol Racing by Penz 13.com’s Danny Webb was officially crowned IRRC Superbike champion for the first time this morning (UK time), having taken the spoils within a compelling opening big bike encounter at Horice.

Dominant throughout the season, it’s fair to say that improving Mountain Course exponent Webb more than fully deserves the series title.

Prior to wrapping up the series crown, today’s first ten lap Superbike race at Horice saw the ex Moto 3 World Championship competitor involved in a high quality battle with Didier Grams for class honours.

Photo by Pekka Varis

Gaining the hole shot, Webb steadily moved clear of Grams, before making a significant on laps 6 and 7, opening up an advantage of plus 1 second.

Before the red flags came out on lap eight, his advantage at the helm of the field stood at 1.991 over Grams, who’s second place finish has done his chances of finishing second in the championship no harm.

Local hero Marek Cerveny concluded the podium finishers, whilst Markka Racing’s Erno Kostamo the nearest challenger to new series champion Webb, had to settle for a still more than creditable fourth place finish.

Jonathan Goetschy was fifth just in front of Hebden Bridge’s Jamie Coward, who made an extremely accomplished return to competitive race action.

Ales Nechvatal was seventh, fellow countryman Tomas Borovka banked eighth as David Datzer and Nadieh Schoots finalised the top ten finishers.

IRRC Horice, Superbike race 1 results are as follows:

1 Danny Webb
2 Didier Grams
3 Marek Cerveny
4 Erno Kostamo
5 Jonathan Goetschy
6 Jamie Coward
7 Ales Nechvatal
8 Tomas Borovka
9 David Datzer
10 Nadieh Schoots
11 Timo Schonhals
12 Josef Luksik
13 Juha Kallio
14 Nico Muller
15 Andreas Gangl
16 Jiri Petrla
17 Mario Grunwald
18 Eddy Maniguet
19 Hanno Brandenburger
20 Robert Heitzinger
21 Martin Suchacek
22 Jean Pierre Polet
23 Ryan Trocherie
24 Paul Manx
25 Dirk Kaletsch
26 Marek Stibor
27 Yannik Jacops
28 Emil Krchnavy

Words by Stevie Rial

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