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IRRC Superbike Series Leader Todd Reflects On Flawless Imatranajo Debut

Adding his name to the star studied list of racers which includes Wil Hartog, Pat Hennen, Johnny Cecotto, Giacomo Agostini, Michael Rutter and Dan Kneen, to have claimed victories at Imatranajo, Davey Todd enjoyed last weekend a quite tumultuous, memorable, impeccable maiden tenure at the ex Grand Prix venue.

Gelling incredibly quickly with the fast, flowing Imatranajo course, Saturday’s competitive action after Friday’s opening practice sessions, began with Wepol Road Racing’s Todd taking in style pole position, for the 10 lap IRRC Superbike races.

The 2018 TT Privateers champion would go onto secure IRRC Superbike race 1 honours, to make it three wins from three starts in this years IRRC series.

This unique record, would grow to four wins from four starts, after emerging on top in the second premier class Superbike encounter on Sunday.

Todd’s race winning margin after a high quality, race long battle with team mate, reigning IRRC Superbike series champion Danny Webb, stood at just under 0.170 of a second!

In between clinching back to back IRRC Superbike triumph’s, Todd also finished a close runner up to Wepol Road Racing stable mate Webb in the sole Open Superbike class race.

Photo courtesy of Tessa Rothe

Reflecting on last weekend’s action at Imatranajo, Todd who now holds a 32 point championship lead, in the race to become 2019 IRRC Superbike series champion, candidly stated:

“We had a great weekend at Imatra carrying on our good form from the TT! It was great to have Danny back in the team, as I had great battles with him and we pushed each other clear of the rest of the field, in Sunday’s race!

Altogether I enjoyed my first time in Finland, therefore big thanks to the team who worked really hard to sort any issues we had, giving me the best package to take another two wins!”

Words by Stevie Rial

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