It was to the Le­ices­ter­shire cir­cuit on April 9 and 10 that the BHR lads and ladies headed for what turned out to be a busy start to the year. Mikeyiend was there to cap­ture what hap­pened.

Classic Racer - - PEOPLE -

1: Carl Smal­ley took wins in both the first and fourth run­nings of the Classic Racer spon­sored BEARS cham­pi­onship, both by 10sec, aboard his su­perbly turned out BMW K100. He also took two sec­ond places be­hind the rapid Nor­ton of Gary Th­waites.

2: Graham Wil­liams took his 900 Wes­lake to a clean sweep of four wins in the 1963-72 over 500cc class. Graham Buller ran him close in the first race but he took the re­main­ing three by com­fort­able mar­gins.

3: Nick and Billy We­ston fre­quently ter­rorise much newer ma­chin­ery with their 1951 Tri­umph Thunderbird and Mal­lory was no ex­cep­tion with the pair win­ning all four Pre-1959 ‘big wheel’ side­car races. For good mea­sure they took three out­right wins too.

4: Dave Ma­travers jumped into an early lead in the first Bob Newby 500cc out­ing and was never headed, tak­ing his See­ley G50 to the first of four wins in the class. Mick Fox pro­vided the main op­po­si­tion, but he could never get quite close enough to mount a chal­lenge.

5: Robert Dues­bury leads Ian Scutt through the Bus Stop in the first Rex Caunt Ban­tam race. He wasn't able to hold on though, as Scutt nipped by to pinch the win by a tenth of a sec­ond. Dues­bury got his re­ward in race two, beat­ing Mike Pow­ell by a sec­ond in an­other closely fought race.

6: Mick Fox was the dom­i­nant force in the Lacey Du­cati cham­pi­onship, win­ning all four races com­fort­ably on his 350cc MKIII.

7: Not con­tent with clean­ing up the 500 class, Dave Ma­travers did the same in the 1963-72 Good­win cham­pi­onship on the 7R ver­sion of the See­ley. Here, he leads Jack Scrivener (57), Graham Buller (195) and Nick Bed­ford (3) into the Bus Stop. 8: An­other big win­ner over the week­end was Graham Buller, who was vic­to­ri­ous across the board in the Pal­let­force Pre-62 350cc cham­pi­onship on his Manx Nor­ton.

9: Nick Bed­ford prob­a­bly wished that Graham Buller had stayed at home, but four sec­ond places in the Pal­let­force races rep­re­sented a de­cent points haul for the week­end.

10: Steve Gagg and Sylvia Hase dom­i­nated in the bur­geon­ing BEARS side­car se­ries on their K100 ‘Fly­ing Brick’ out­fit – seem­ingly the weapon of choice in this com­par­a­tively new class – tak­ing all four wins by con­vinc­ing mar­gins.

11: Rus­sell Bleach and Penny Daws took four con­vinc­ing wins in the Pre-1973 up to 750cc side­car class aboard their Ducker Lynx Nor­ton. They took the out­right win in race one but had to give best to the fly­ing Nick We­ston in the other three.

12: Steel­craft team-mates Andy Hunt and Stu­art Noble fought like cat and dog for first place in the open­ing 1963-72 250cc race on their Du­catis. Hunt took the flag by just over a sec­ond and had two more wins in the class over the week­end.

13: Ar­ron Rogers didn’t make the grid for the first and last run­nings of the ACU Girder Fork cham­pi­onship, but he made up for it in be­tween, win­ning races two and three on his 1936 Nor­ton In­ter from Andy Hunt’s 500cc Cot­ton.

14: The week­end was char­ac­terised by mul­ti­ple win­ners and that in­cluded Peter Car­roll, who swept the board in the Pre-82 Ja­panese Air-cooled se­ries on his 500cc Honda.

15: Su­per­monos are new on the scene for BHR this sea­son and the open­ing race was a cracker. Jonathan Good took the win on his 750 GRC BMW by 0.3 of a sec­ond from Daniel Ledger (660 KTM)















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