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IRRC Schleiz – Le Grelle Reasserts Superbike Authority

Enhancing his championship lead to plus 30 points, Sebastien Le Grelle reasserted his big bike IRRC authority, with victory in a wet second Superbike race on the 3.805 kilometres long Schleizer Dreieck circuit.

Overhauling early race leader Marek Cerveny, the Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux racer showcased his proven ability in wet/damp conditions to seal race honours by 3.9 seconds.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Behind second placed Cerveny, Markka Racing’s Erno Kostamo finished a brilliant third in front of race 1 winner Didier Grams, to further enhance why many regard him as Finland’s current leading real roads exponent.

Johan Fredriks just held off Timo Schonhals for fifth, as Petr Biciste won an all Czech Republic battle for seventh with Lukas Maurer.

Herve Somson was ninth, whilst Nadieh Schoots impressed with an excellent tenth place finish.

Remaining points scorers where Juha Kallio, Josef Luksik, Pavel Tomecek, Jean Pierre Polet and former TT Races competitor, Stefan Holz.

After an entertaining two days of competition at Schleiz, the next round of the 2017 IRRC series takes place next weekend in the Czech Republic, at the famous Horice roads course.

It’s a distinctive possibility that Sebastien Le Grelle will clinch a second IRRC Superbike crown at Horice, as he bids to place himself amongst continental Europe’s all time greatest pure road racers.

IRRC Schleiz – Superbike Race 2 Results:

1 Sebastien Le Grelle
2 Marek Cerveny
3 Erno Kostamo
4 Didier Grams
5 Johan Fredriks
6 Timo Schonhals
7 Petr Biciste
8 Lukas Maurer
9 Herve Somson
10 Nadieh Schoots
11 Juha Kallio
12 Josef Luksik
13 Pavel Tomecek
14 Jean Pierre Polet
15 Stefan Holz
16 Vassilios Takos

Words by Stevie Rial

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