Kramer Motorcycles unique KTM powered HKR Evo2 machine impressed on it’s Manx GP debut, as seasoned Mountain Course exponent Alfred Stark propelled the multi Czech roads winning steed to a top 30 finish.
Entered within the Lightweight class, last weeks four lap race saw the 48 year old German racer, produce a tenacious, gritty and solid performance to finish a very respectable 26th, notably in front of more than a few ER6 Kawasaki’s.
Photo by Jim Gibson
Before becoming the newest marque to compete on the Mountain Course, Kramer have enjoyed success in abundance this year in the Super Mono and Super Twin encounters at two of the Czech Republic’s most iconic roads venues, Horice and Terlicko.
The combination of the HKR EVO2 and 2010 Newcomers A Manx GP runner up Shaun Anderson, proved formidable in particular at Terlicko where he clinched overall Super Twin honours.
Looking to the future, Kramer are aiming to participate at the TT Races in the Lightweight class, which at present is still primarily dominated by Kawasaki’s much decorated ER6.
As proven though by Paton at TT 2017, they are not unbeatable, with this in mind who’s to say in years to come that innovative manufacturers like Kramer can’t push for rostrum finishes or better.
Words by Stevie Rial