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Second Macau GP Venture On Horizon For Finland’s Leading IRRC Exponent

Finland’s leading IRRC competitor Erno Kostamo will for the second time next month, make the long, lengthy trip to compete at the world famous Macau Grand Prix.

Fourth within this year’s IRRC Superbike series, it’s been another productive season for the highly rated Finnish racer.

Main highlights of his latest IRRC (International Road Racing Championship) tenure have included Superbike Race 1 success at Terlicko, multiple rostrum finishes on home soil at Imatranajo, plus top three finishes at Hengelo and Circuit De Chimay.

Additionally 2019 has seen Kostamo sample for the first time, one of the ‘Big Three’ International roads events (TT/North West 200/Ulster Grand Prix), enjoying an impressive maiden North West 200 campaign.

Photo by Stephen Davison

Looking towards competition around the unrelenting Guia Circuit in Macau, Kostamo’s second Asian roads voyage sees him link up again with Rico Penzkofer’s Penz 13 squad, piloting proven S1000RR BMW machinery.

17th within last year’s Macau GP, he’s another one to watch next month as he aims to further embolden his already accomplished pure road racing CV.

Words by Stevie Rial

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