First held in 1998, the Letisko Trencin meet held at the Trencin Airport in Slovakia is an established favourite with various renowned Czech road racing talents.
Similar in essence to the Jurby Airfield circuit on the Isle of Man, this weekend’s competition at the flowing Trencin circuit proved prodigious in particular for MTP Racing’s David Datzer.
Runner-up within the second Superbike encounter, the opening premier class race stint saw the improving IRRC scoop race honours.
Reflecting via Facebook about his first race success in Slovakia, the amiable German stated:
“First race win in a Road Race. Amazing, 15 Laps in Front!! Thanks to All.”
Amongst those giving top draw opposition to Datzer included true Czech roads royalty such as Wepol Road Racing’s Marek Cerveny.
Twice IRRC Supersport Champion Cerveny acquired one podium finish from the weekend’s competition whilst fellow countryman, fellow IRRC exponent Tomas Borovka also enjoyed a top three finish.
Others with proven pedigrees on natural race circuits in competition included multi Czech roads Superbike Champion Ales Nechvatal, David Hanzalik Jiri Petrla, TT stalwart Toni Rechberger and Slovakia’s first ever Manx GP racer, Miroslav Sloboda.
Words by Stevie Rial