ALF’S RACING CLASS, ECS MAXI CLASSIC
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