The international road races on the Varsselring in Hengelo GLD are a famouw name on the motorsport calendar in the Netherlands. This year the Hamove organizes these road races for the 52nd time on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May. The successful riders parade on Friday evening will also be continued. The event is the opening round of the popular IRRC Superbike and IRRC Supersport championship.
Organizer Hamove was very satisfied with the course of the 2018 edition of the road races at Hengelo. Is was a great success with 260 rider registrations fort he event at the Varsselring. The weather was beautiful and the new riders parade and presentation in the center of Hengelo was also a great success. In the meantime the preparations for the international road races of 2019 are already in full swing.
A big show; The Internationale Road Race Championship (IRRC)
The popularity of the International Road Race Championship (IRRC) is growing every year. For example former Grand Prix rider Danny Webb competed in the IRRC Superbike class last year and he also won the title. In the IRRC Supersport the famous Frenchman Matthieu Lagrive became champion. Lagrive has in his career already been the multiple world champion Endurance and competed at the front in the World Supersport. The number of riders in the IRRC is growing and also the field gets stronger and stronger every year. Of course is the regional team Performance Racing Achterhoek present. The team of Tonny Wassink will ride with Virgil-Amber Bloemhard, Ilja Caljouw and guest rider Frank Gallagher. In 2019 the IRRC kicks off the season again at Hengelo, before the championship goes to the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Belgium.
Fully packed program
This year the public will be entertained again with many races. The qualifying will be on Saturday 11 May and afterwards there will be two races. On Sunday there are no fewer than fifteen races on the timetable, making that the spectators gets absolutely worth for their money. Also the BeNeLux Trophy (former BeNeCup) will come to the Varsselring. That makes that we have four Superbike en Supersport races again on Sunday. The Dutch Sidecars, NK Classics-IHRO, 2-Stroke class and Camathias Cup are also on the program. New this year is the arrival of the SuperTwins, a popular racing class in Germany and Belgium with two-cylinder engines. All categories will ride two races during the race weekend.
Successful riders parade gets a sequel
The new riders parade was a success in 2018. The riders went from the circuit with their bikes to the Hengelo village center to present themselves to the public. The event was well attended and will therefore be continued in 2019. This year the riders presentation will be on Friday 10th of May at 7pm in the village center of Hengelo. The event will take place shortly before the start of the race weekend, so the Hamove expect that all the big names will be present!
Hamove keeps moving
The Hamove works to continuously on safety and improvements to the circuit, but the organization is also working at a new warehouse near the famous Mill. With this new warehouse, the Hamove can with continue to improve its professionalism. And this larger warehouse also offers more technical possibilities.
Fun for young and old
In addition to the action on the track, there is also plenty to do for the children in the paddock. There is a bouncy castle and mini cross track. Saturday evening there is plenty of fun in the paddock with live music in the race café. Around the circuit the races can be perfectly followed at the grandstands and there is a videowall at start and finish. With that videowall you can also follow the riders at the back of the circuit. If you don't want to miss anything at all, you can also keep a close eye on all the laptimes and results through the livetiming app on your phone.
Order the tickets online!
A Sunday ticket for adults is 20 euros, but you can now also order it online for just 15 euros. Children up to 12 years old have free access and youth from 12 to 18 years pay 10 euros at the desk. The costs for a weekend tickets are 25 euros, but you can order this until 5 May at www.hamove.nl/tickets for 20 euros. So order your tickets online and we hope to see you on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May at the Varsselring!