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IRRC Schleiz – Walther Closes In On Championship Lead With Supersport Race 1 Victory

Backing up his dominant qualifying form, Thomas Walther surged to IRRC Supersport race 1 honours at Schleiz.

14 seconds clear of title rival Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Joey Den Besten, the team Schleizer Dreieck racer was in simply unbeatable form as he reduced the Dutchman’s championship lead to just two points.

Photo by Mika Toikka

Austria’s Jochen Rotter completed the podium finishers, as race winner at Hengelo Davy Thoonen got the better of championship challenger Pierre Yves Bian for fourth.

Max Gaube was a very creditable sixth, Kamil Holan battled his way to seventh whilst Christian Schmitz moved up five places from 13th on the grid, to finish a respectable eighth.

Concluding the top ten finishers was Denmark’s Anders Blacha and Suter Moto 2 mounted, Henrik Voit.

Not noted by many, the UK enjoys representation this weekend at Schleiz courtesy of 13th place finisher in last years Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, Austin Wren who finished the opening Supersport encounter in 21st place.

IRRC Schleiz – Supersport Race 1 Results:

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

Words by Stevie Rial

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