During our international road races we have many different racing classes at the start. With a total of nine different competitions, we can speak of a well-filled schedule during the road races in Hengelo. You see the diffrent classes on the Varsselring:
- IRRC SBK
- IRRC SSP
- Benelux Trophy SBK
- Benelux Trophy SSP
- Northern Sidecar Cup
- 2-stroke 125cc, 250cc en 500cc
- NK Classics-IHRO
- Camathias Cup
- Belgian Twin Trophy
International Road Racing Championship (IRRC)
The International Road Race Championship, (IRRC) is an international motorsport championship organized on roadcircuits across Europe. Both the Supersport and Superbike categories are raced. It is a high standing championship with big names in the Road Race world.
To find out more about the IRRC Championship, please visit the IRRC page or check out their website by clicking the link below.
Benelux Trophy Superbikes
The Dutch and Belgian motorsport association, KNMV and FMB-BMB have joined forces. Together they organize the BeNeLux Trophy. This championship is riden on permanent and semi-permanent circuits in various countries. The BeNeLux Trophy Superbike class is the premier class of the championship. In recent years we have seen several talents move on to international championships.
Benelux Trophy Supersport
We also see the Supersport category within the BeNeLux Trophy championship. A beautiful calendar, strong riders and nice battles ensure a great championship. With participation from both the Netherlands and Belgium we see more nationalities in this championship. It also proves a nice step towards various international championships, which we have seen several times in the past.
Northern Sidecar Cup
The Northern Sidecar Cup is a new initiative of sidecar enthusiasts. In 2022 we saw the first season of this championship. With a lot of international participation, great fights on the track and a lot of fun on the paddock, the championship quickly blossomed into a well-known competition throughout the BeNeLux and even far beyond. The sidecars can also be seen on the Varsselring with big and well-known names.
Thinking back to early times, you experience it all on the Varsselring. The beautiful old Grand Prix motorcycles built in the period between 1945 and 1972 are traditionally at the start in Hengelo. With the NK Classic IHRO you see the technology of the earlier years of these four-stroke machines. View the website of the IHRO by clicking on the link below.
In 2017, the Hamove celebrated its 50th anniversary. This was celebrated with the return of the two-stroke class. Of course these beautifully sound two-stroke machines can't stay away. That is why we the Hamove reintroduced this class with the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc motorcycles. History on the Varsselring, where the two-strokes sound over the street circuit of Hengelo.
The Camathias Cup is the European classic sidecar competition. The championship is run on street and permanent circuits across Europe. The sidecar combinations come from many different countries and ensure a wide international field of participants. This spectacular class provides many action. It is a really populair class in Hengelo.
Belgian Twin Trophy
The Belgian Twin Trophy has been at the start during the road races in Hengelo for several years now. A particularly beautiful class, where the technology of the engine is very important. It is also an affordable class for motorsport concepts, which is why we also see large fields of participants here. This results in a spectacular competitions with a lot of overtaking and exciting moments.