IRRC Schleiz: Qualifying Wrap

IRRC Schleiz: Qualifying Wrap

IRRC Supersport:

Directly backed by Schleizer Dreieck, it’s fitting that local hero Thomas Walther set the Supersport pace today at Schleiz.

Thomas’s lap time of 1 minute 29.672 seconds was over a second quicker than nearest overall challenger in qualifying, Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Joey Den Besten.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Whilst the third of the prominent IRRC Supersport title challengers, Pierre Yves Bian went onto finish fourth fastest just behind Austria’s Jochen Rotter.

Fifth, sixth and seventh quickest respectively, Sebastian Frotscher, Dafit Moto Racing’s Kamil Holan and Davy Thoonen all enjoyed productive qualifying sessions.

As did Suter Moto 2 mounted Henrik Voit, who raised an eye brow or two in finishing a very creditable eighth fastest.

Finalising the overall top ten in qualifying was former champion Laurent Hoffmann and MG Powered by Freudenberg Racing’s Max Gaube.

IRRC Schleiz – Supersport Qualifying Results:

1 Thomas Walther
2 Joey Den Besten
3 Jochen Rotter
4 Pierre Yves Bian
5 Sebastian Frotscher
6 Kamil Holan
7 Davy Thoonen
8 Henrik Voit
9 Laurent Hoffmann
10 Max Gaube
11 Anders Blacha
12 Markus Witte
13 Christian Schmitz
14 Wolfgang Schuster
15 Sebastian Reinisch
16 Benjamin Beume
17 Martin Riedl
18 Kai Zentner
19 Vladimir Snajdr
20 Stefan Wauter
21 Daniel Schmidt
22 Mike Ceuppens
23 Wayne Bourgeais
24 Austin Wren
25 Lukas Svoboda
26 Stefan Hofer
27 Sebastian Savu

IRRC Superbike:

Putting himself in prime position to enhance his championship lead, Sebastien Le Grelle held off the attentions of Didier Grams to wrap up IRRC Schleiz Superbike pole.

Just 0.182 separated the Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux and G&G Motorsport racers, with fellow continental European roads giant Marek Cerveny only a further 0.050 of a second further back.

Fellow countryman Petr Biciste won a close fought battle for fourth in qualifying, marginally out pacing Johan Fredriks and Markka Racing’s Erno Kostamo, seventh quickest Lukas Maurer also showed accomplished form.

Kamil Holan, Tim Van Ooijen and Timo Schonhals concluded the ten fastest qualifiers, whilst event wildcards Sascha Schoder and Max Bottcher 11th and 13th quickest respectively, both impressed.

IRRC Schleiz – Superbike Qualifying Results:

1 Sebastien Le Grelle 1.28.249
2 Didier Grams 1.28.431
3 Marek Cerveny 1.28.481
4 Petr Biciste 1.29.410
5 Johan Fredriks 1.29.416
6 Erno Kostamo 1.29.712
7 Lukas Maurer 1.30.097
8 Kamil Holan 1.30.310
9 Tim Van Ooijen 1.30.387
10 Timo Schonhals 1.31.698
11 Sascha Schoder 1.31.766
12 David Datzer 1.31.922
13 Max Bottcher 1.32.219
14 Juha Kallio 1.32.255
15 John Pilloud 1.32.448
16 Marnix D’Hondt 1.32.688
17 Pavel Tomecek 1.32.947
18 Nadieh Schoots 1.33.348
19 Michael Trotzscher 1.33.577
20 Josef Luksik 1.34.187
21 Stefan Holz 1.34.198
22 Nico Muller 1.34.406
23 Marcel Becker 1.34.462
24 Vassilios Takos 1.35.177
25 Dan Vyslouzil 1.35.469
26 Jean Pierre Polet 1.36.096
27 Joeri Mertens 1.36.357
28 Dirk Kaletsch 1.36.363
29 Marcel Zuurbier 1.36.924

Words by Stevie Rial

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