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Stats: Top 30 Quickest Horice Newcomers

Following on from a previous article detailing the fastest Horice circuit exponents in history, it’s now time to look at the quickest newcomers to the Czech Republic’s most famous active roads course.

Holding the distinction as quickest Czech TT debutant within the 21st century is none other than reigning IRRC Superbike Champion Davey Todd.

Last August, 2018 TT Privateers Championship winner Todd on route to securing the IRRC SBK crown at his first attempt, almost lapped under the 2 minute 15 second mark, recording an ultra impressive PB lap time of 2 minutes 15.084 seconds.

Nearest challenger to Todd’s record newcomers lap time is fellow IRRC Superbike series Champ Vincent Lonbois, who in 2016 lapped at 2 minutes 15.254 seconds.

Ex Moto GP points finisher Sebastien Le Grelle (2.17.153), Finland’s Erno Kostamo (2.17.903), triple Irish Road Race Superbike Champion Derek Sheils respectively place third, fourth, fifth on the all time leading Horice newcomers list.

Whilst a further four racers on their Horice debut’s have lapped sub 2 minutes 20 seconds, Didier Grams (2.18.673), the UK’s first IRRC Champion Danny Webb (2.19.055), the late but great Dan Kneen (2.19.735) and lead Mountain Course debutant at TT 2019, Lukas Maurer (2.19.926).

The overall thirty quickest newcomers to the jewel in the crown of Czech Road Racing, reads as follows:

1 Davey Todd 2.15.084
2 Vincent Lonbois 2.15.254
3 Sebastien Le Grelle 2.17.153
4 Erno Kostamo 2.17.903
5 Derek Sheils 2.17.971
6 Didier Grams 2.18.673
7 Danny Webb 2.19.055
8 Dan Kneen 2.19.735
9 Lukas Maurer 2.19.926
10 Michael Pearson 2.20.327
11 Thomas Wendel 2.20.670
12 Vincent Guillermin 2.21.082
13 Alex Polita 2.21.117
14 Pierre Yves Bian 2.21.211 (Fastest Supersport debutant)
15 Andreas Gangl 2.21.266
16 Virgil Amber Bloemhard 2.21.326
17 Johan Fredriks 2.21.415
18 Jochem Van Den Hoek 2.22.082
19 Michal Filla 2.22.283
20 Matti Seidel 2.22.565
21 Dominik Haslinger 2.22.579
22 Tomas Toth 2.23.059
23 Jamie Coward 2.23.097
24 Marcel Eisner 2.23.139
25 Nadieh Schoots 2.23.173
26 Kai Zentner 2.23.236
27 Shaun Anderson 2.23.292
28 Christian Wiesinger 2.23.368
29 Patrik Vostarek 2.23.390
30 Anssi Koski 2.23.704

Words by Stevie Rial, statistical information, lap times courtesy of Jan Vavra

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