GOOD­WOOD 75TH

A land­mark mo­ment hap­pened in front of the massed crowds at Good­wood this year. A tonne was taken.

Classic Racer - - PEOPLE -

1. Mike Ed­wards was fastest in qual­i­fy­ing, where he set the first 100mph mo­tor­cy­cle lap of the Good­wood cir­cuit. He led from start to fin­ish to win by over 30 sec­onds in blustery con­di­tions on the George Beale/ed­die Roberts TZ350G that he will cam­paign this year in ICGP.

2. Dave Cooper didn’t have the best of luck, re­tir­ing on the first lap due to elec­tri­cal grem­lins.

3. First 250 home af­ter a bril­liant scrap with fel­low 250 rider Steve Pond was Dan Walling – just 0.3 of a sec­ond ahead.

4. A busy meet­ing for George Thomas (1), Mike Hawthorne (10), Vince Cun­dle (14) and Robin Lamb (8)

5. Glen English had some late night work on the Satur­day to re­place a leak­ing ra­di­a­tor. It paid off when he was hav­ing a great bat­tle with Palmer and Rus­sell. How­ever, oil on his boot and footrest meant he had to slow down, even­tu­ally fin­ish­ing a fine fourth.

6. As­sisted by For­mer GP Star Martin Wim­mer, Dun­can Fitch­ett was in­volved in a close scrap with Mike Far­rell and Peter Crew.

7. On Graham Ver­yard’s well turned out Har­ris TZ350G, Nigel Palmer was clocked at 142mph in qual­i­fy­ing to fin­ish third only 0.3 of a sec­ond be­hind Pole Man Mike Ed­wards. In the race he had a great dice with Michael Rus­sell who he pipped by just un­der three sec­onds.

8. The 38-year-old ra­di­a­tor in the Jingly Jan­gly Images Bill Simp­son Rac­ing TZ350E didn’t like its first drink of English wa­ter, so spat it all out which re­sulted in a seizure in the first lap of qual­i­fy­ing. Crew chief Jo­han van der Perre worked won­ders cob­bling to­gether an en­gine from parts that had seen bet­ter days. Start­ing from the back of the grid, Mike Hawthorne made good progress un­til a slide whilst go­ing flat out put him onto the grass. He made it back to the track con­vinced he had a had a flat tyre but it was when a gear­box seal popped that he was forced to re­tire in a haze of blue smoke three laps from the end.

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