APRIL 15/16 CRMC PEM­BREY

Pem­brey once fa­mously re­ver­ber­ated to the glo­ri­ous sound of Su­per­ma­rine Spit­fires but over Easter it was classic and post-classic mo­tor­cy­cle en­gines that filled the air and thrilled the senses as the CRMC circus rolled into South West Wales for its sec­ond

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1: Rider of the meet­ing, Grant Good­ings (46, Yamaha FZ600), made it seven out of seven wins in this year’s Ju­nior Pro­duc­tion class but spare a thought for Erv Wal­lace (111, Spencer Yamaha), who has had the frus­tra­tion of fin­ish­ing a close sec­ond to Good­ings in ev­ery one of those races.

2: Bril­liant ac­tion from the fi­nal leg of the CRMC 500 Classic GP event be­tween Mike Cooper (24, Craven Manx), team-mate Har­ley Rush­ton (70), Alan Oversby (40, Davies Motorsport Honda), Lee Hodge (14, Min­no­va­tion G50) and Rich Mol­nar (25, Mol­nar Manx). Rid­ing like a man pos­sessed af­ter a frus­trat­ing DNS in the ear­lier ACU round, Mol­nar won this one from Cooper by just inches af­ter a su­perb bat­tle.

3: Typ­i­cally in­tense ac­tion among the pis­ton-port post-classic 125s. Sy­mon Wood­ward (157), Ashley Beck­ett (37) and Jerry Lodge (4) have fun in the Pem­brey sun on their MT Hon­das.

4: The Lans­downe Se­ries rarely dis­ap­points and Pem­brey was no ex­cep­tion. Here 2016 cham­pion Chris Firmin (1, ACR Manx) nar­rowly leads pole-sit­ter Dean Stimp­son (78, Iz­zard Rac­ing Manx), for­mer World Classic cham­pion Glen English (ob­scured, Works Rac­ing Nor­ton) and three times Lans­downe cham­pion Mike Rus­sell (68, Adams Manx).

5: De­fend­ing ACU 350 post-classic cham­pion Ant Hart (1, TZ350) leads Mike Cooper (24, Craven TZ350), Kevin Who­ley (TZ350) and Alex Sin­clair (Fox Classic TZ350) in the early stages of this year’s se­ries opener. Af­ter 10 grip­ping laps it was Cooper who took the win af­ter mak­ing his move on Hart at the end of lap nine.

6: The CRMC’S 350 cham­pi­onship for over-55 rid­ers sees many a good tune played on an old(ish) fid­dle and Peter Heart­field (8, Honda) and Paul Bid­dulph (28, Honda) proved the point, with four tremen­dous bat­tles that saw the hon­ours even with two wins each.

7: With long-term spon­sor Brendan Ryan un­der the weather, Cor­mac Con­roy was on board Pa­trick Ban­field’stri­umph triple in the For­mula 750 event.

8: John War­wick brought his usual small fleet of ma­chines to the meet­ing, in­clud­ing this freshly re­sprayed Yamaha RD250, on which he took an im­pres­sive trio of class and out­right wins. 9: Mike Cooper (cen­tre, Craven Manx) con­tin­ued the de­fence of his Min­no­va­tion/acu Classic 500 ti­tle with a well judged vic­tory over Lee Hodge (left, Min­no­va­tion G50) and Alan Oversby (right, Davies Motorsport Honda).

10: It was an un­for­get­table week­end for Doug and Andy Street as they took their first ever side­car wins – three in to­tal – on the MRE Imp 1040.

11: The Post-classic Su­per­bikes pro­duced four ter­rific scraps be­tween Alex Sin­clair (42) on the Louigi Moto Du­cati 1100 and Lee Hodge (14, Min­no­va­tion TZ750).

12: Sc­itsu In­stru­ments/acu post-classic 350 podium. Left to right, run­ner-up Ant Hart (Har­ris TZ), win­ner Mike Cooper (Craven TZ) and Alex Sin­clair (Fox Classic TZ).

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