CRMC Snet­ter­ton

Gra­ham Lawlor was at a sunny Snet­ter­ton to re­port on all the ac­tion at the CRMC’S penul­ti­mate 2016 meet­ing. With reg­u­lar pho­tog­ra­pher Russ Lee over on the Isle of Man, Pete Mor­ris (PJM Mo­tor­sport Photography) stepped in to take the pics.

Classic Racer - - WHAT'S INSIDE - Words: Gra­ham Lawlor Pho­tographs: Pete Mor­ris.

1. The Open Class post-clas­sic 125s were hugely en­ter­tain­ing all week­end, with 17-year-old Ai­den Green­shields (24, Honda RS125) grab­bing his first two CRMC wins and Satur­day’s Rider of the Day award.

2. Ant Hart (TZ350) cel­e­brates his vic­tory in the Her­cberg In­ter­na­tional Clas­sic Race of Aces, flanked by sec­ond-place man Gary Th­waites (left, Wes­lake Titch­marsh 750) and Carl Adams (Kawasaki 1170).

3. You don’t see many of these! James Walker de­lighted the crowds by turn­ing out on this in­cred­i­bly rare 1967 Ex-works Jawa 350 two-stroke four. Rid­ing it just the way it was in­tended, he grabbed a pair of sec­ond places be­hind Richard Mol­nar (T3 Mol­nar Manx) in Sun­day’s Euro­pean 350 class races.

4. In the early stages of the Race of Aces Ant Hart (Har­ris TZ350) fends off arch-ri­val Ge­orge Hog­ton-rusling. Un­for­tu­nately, ‘GHR’ re­tired on lap seven, deny­ing spec­ta­tors the grand­stand fin­ish that all were ea­gerly an­tic­i­pat­ing.

5. Dave Grig­son (Di­cho Juchem TZ250) is one of the few rid­ers reg­u­larly cam­paign­ing a 250 ma­chine in the GP250/350 P/C class. With so manytz250s man­u­fac­tured, where are the rest?

6. Ex­pe­ri­enced driver, Phil ‘The Pi­rate’ Luhr (Win­dle Imp 1040), has teamed up suc­cess­fully this sea­son with new­comer Sharon Reeves. Here they en­joy a spell at the front of the field ahead of cham­pi­ons-elect Kevin Hunt/alan Crack­nell (66, Pat­ter­son Imp 998).

7. Lo­cal favourite Clive Ling (Delph Garage See­ley) cleaned up in the 350 Gold Stars with four stylish rides.

8. You can’t see it but there’s al­most cer­tainly a big smile on the face of Chris Chap­man (Rob North 930) as he clinched both the Clas­sic Racer Syn­di­cate 1300 UK Clas­sic series and CRMC 1300 Mul­tis cham­pi­onship.

9. Richard Mol­nar (25, Mol­nar Manx) and Lee Hodge (14, Min­no­va­tion G50) are locked in a close bat­tle for this sea­son’s CRMC Clas­sic 500 GP cham­pi­onship. Each man suf­fered a DNF, with Hodge nar­rowly beat­ing his ri­val in the other two legs.










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