IRRC Scene Primed For Imatranajo Return

IRRC Scene Primed For Imatranajo Return

The IRRC (International Road Racing Championship) scene will soon be travelling to Finland, to sample the nations’ most acclaimed, famous race circuit, Imatranajo.

Celebrating this June, the 60th anniversary of racing at the former Grand Prix host venue, event organisers are hugely looking forward to welcoming back a host of Europe’s top real roads speedsters.

Speaking recently, Motorclub Imatra Chairman Martti Solja, stated:

“Imatranajo is the most popular public event in all of South Carelia! In 2019 when the previous Imatranajo was organized, it gathered 42 000 visitors to Imatra.

The event was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the expectations for this year are naturally higher. It is realistic to expect the 50,000 visitors limit will be exceeded.”

He added:

“We will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the event but also wish to honor Jarno Saarinen who won the 250cc championship at Imatra in 1972.”

Alongside the IRRC Superbike/Supersport races, Open 600/1000, GP 250/350, Sidecars encounters are also set to take place.

Whilst added highlights for those attending will include witnessing demo laps featuring the innovative JHC (Jamie Hyneman Center) Ukkonen electric Superbike, which has a top speed of 250 kilometres per hour.

Reminder the returning BMW Bavaria Laakkonen titled sponsored Imatranajo road races, take place from the 1st-3rd of July.

Quotes courtesy of Lasse Norres

Photo courtesy of Lasse Norres

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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