ALF’S RAC­ING CLASS, ECS MAXI CLAS­SIC

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Wor­thing dealer Alf Hub­bard’s wellor­gan­ised team had three ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers. They were Alf’s Mo­tor­cy­cles sales di­rec­tor Michael God­frey, Isle of Man­based John Bar­ton and Spike Ed­wards, a former Imola 200 and Ma­cao GP win­ner who has raced since 1982. Team man­ager at Don­ing­ton was former CRMC chair­man Ru­pert Mur­den. The team’s two P&M Kawasakis have 1170cc en­gines based on the GPZ1100 unit with Dyno-tech ig­ni­tion, giv­ing a claimed 130bhp at the rear wheel. Team Alf’s started on pole after be­ing fastest in qual­i­fy­ing and were among the front run­ners un­til God­frey crashed. The bike was re­paired to con­tinue, but omi­nous rat­tles from the en­gine forced re­tire­ment after 107 laps. The team had some con­so­la­tion in hav­ing set the fastest lap of the race at 94.09mph.

‘TEAM ALF’S STARTED ON POLE AFTER BE­ING FASTEST IN QUAL­I­FY­ING

RIGHT: Team Alf’s set the fastest lap, but sadly their race ended pre­ma­turely

Left to right: Alf Hub­bard, Mike God­frey, Spike Ed­wards, John Bar­ton

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