Road Racer’s Adventures: Superbiker Mettet

Road Racer’s Adventures: Superbiker Mettet

As showcased in a previous article, there was quite the International road racing vibe at the 34th Superbiker Mettet meeting.

Eight established pure road racing exponents travelled to Belgium to tackle the acclaimed Super Moto machinery based event.

IRRC Champions, TT, Classic TT podium finishers took part in the ‘Legends’ races, designated for real roads pilots.

The opening Legends race would see pre-race favourite Davey Todd battle his way to victory, edging out Milenco by Padgetts team mate Conor Cummins, with just 0.444 separating them at the race’s conclusion.

Fastest lap holder Dominic Herbertson took third, Joe Thompson occupied fourth as IRRC Supersport Champion Pierre Yves Bian, Matt Rees, Joe Akroyd, Matt Stevenson respectively finished fifth, sixth, seventh & eighth.

The following nine lap ‘Legends’ encounter yielded another victory for British Supermoto front runner Todd whilst second went to former Classic TT winner Herbertson with multi Oliver’s Mount, Aberdare Park race winner Thompson, rounding out the top three finishers.

Ten times TT podium finisher Cummins placed fourth with positions fifth through to eighth swept up by Yves Bian, Akroyd, 2018 Senior Manx GP winner Stevenson and fellow Mountain Course regular Rees.

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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