French star Matthieu Lagrive will remain a part of the Wepol Road Racing stable for this years IRRC series, as he defends the Supersport title that he won last year in commanding, dominant fashion.
As in 2018, multiple times Endurance World Championship winner Lagrive will pilot high spec YZF R6 Yamaha machinery at the six IRRC rounds, beginning in May at the Netherlands leading roads course Hengelo.
Starting for many favourite to make it back to back IRRC Supersport crowns, the ex World Supersport Championship competitor despite only having one year of closed roads competition within his racing CV, is unquestionably established amongst France’s leading International road racers.
Photo by Pekka Varis
Speaking as part of a recent Wepol Road Racing team statement, he stated about 2019 IRRC Supersport action:
“It was a tough decision to make after reviewing the EWC and IRRC calendar. I really enjoyed my first year in real road racing and the IRRC, and I am sure there is a lot more in me left to make a difference there.
I have been four times Endurance World Champion and I have done my part for the team in the 24 hour races after Le Mans in April. So I give it another go to defend my IRRC Supersport title, and am always ready for backing up the Endurance team.”
Words by Stevie Rial