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Multi IRRC Supersport Champ Hoffmann Planning First Ulster GP Trip

Twice IRRC Supersport champion Laurent Hoffmann 2019 race schedule is set to include a first trip to the immensely popular, Ulster Grand Prix.

Regarded by many as one of his nations greatest pure road racing exponents of the 21st century, Hoffmann enhanced his already impressive CV during 2018 with another strong IRRC Supersport tenure.

Runner up within this years series to championship debutant Matthieu Lagrive, main highlights from the season included victories at Germany and Finland’s most acclaimed and famous road courses, Frohburger Dreieck and Imatranajo.

IRRC bound again in 2019, his maiden Ulster GP tenure potentially will include competition in the premier Superbike, Super Twins races, alongside action within the always hugely competitive Supersport class.

Alongside another IRRC campaign, first Ulster GP appearance, the amiable Hoffmann’s 2019 race itinerary also includes a third North West 200 venture.

Photo by Rod Neill

Outside of International roads competition, the Belgian star additionally in 2019 will become a feature film protagonist, taking part in a Belgium based motion picture which is based around Road Racing.

Candidly recently speaking about this topic, the prospective Ulster GP newcomer stated:

“I will be the stand in for the main actor. Which means my bike and helmet and Leathers will be seen in the movie as all the sponsors.

The crew will film me all season long on all circuits. To have enough action shots. In 2020 the movie will be in cinema’s across Belgium, Netherlands and some more countries. How cool is that!”

Words by Stevie Rial

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