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Local Hero Cerveny Confident Of Big Bike Triumphs At Horice

Czech roads legend Marek Cerveny is confident of contending for big bike triumphs this weekend at Horice, as he aims to join for the first time this year the IRRC winners circle.

Presently fourth within the IRRC Superbike series championship standings, it’s been thus far a solid, consistent season for the ever cheerful Cerveny.

A rostrum finisher at Imatranajo and Chimay, he’s also in 2018 scooped feature race honours at the prestigious 300 Curves of Gustav Havel event at Horice.

Formidable at his nations most famous roads venue, it’s going to take performances of the absolute highest quality to stop him enjoying on Sunday, more 1000cc success.

Photo by Robby Repsol

Looking forward to sampling again the fast flowing, but also technical, narrows roads of Horice, Wepol Racing by Penz 13.com’s Cerveny recently stated:

“After several issues at the beginning of the season with bike setups and my own confidence I finally got to grip with the bike since Imatranajo, where I scored my first podium.

It took me a while till I realised that with the much stronger competition this year, the whole level of the front runners improved a lot but I simply wasn’t up to speed then.

But now things came around and obviously I also studied my team mates on where I needed to improve. Horice is my home race and I won the 300 corners of Gustav Havel here in 2018.

I might have had a little advantage over Danny (Webb) due to track knowledge, but I am sure he will now be one of my biggest competitors besides Didier Grams who has also got much faster this season.

This surely gives me some extra motivation and I will return to Horice even stronger. I can’t wait to win my first IRRC race this year. I kind of owe it to the massive and lovely crowd as well as to the team, so bring it on.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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