MOORE HAS IT
Close finishes, a dominating performance and something of a find in the ‘chairs’ added to the memorable BHR meeting for round two of the championship in Lincolnshire.
Sixteen-year-old passenger Arlo Brown, in only his second race meeting, gave an assured performance on the side of Phil Jones, helping him to three podium finishes in the BEARS sidecars. Discovered during sidecar ‘taxi’ rides, Brown is learning fast and ‘Slow Phil’ may have to re-think his nickname! Phil Boote and Jayne Morris had two outfits at their disposal – the 950cc MRE Nourish, seen here, took them to a win in race one of the pre-73 sidecars, but it expired in race two. The Yamaha Xs-based outfit behaved well on the Sunday, taking them to two second places in the pre-73 up to 750cc class. Above: Graham Buller (195) and Nick Bedford (3) battle for the lead in the Pre-1962 350cc championship. Buller took the first three races by slender margins – just 0.2 of a second in Sunday’s fififirst race. Bedford’s persistence paid off though and he took the win in the final race by the smallest of gaps. CharlesC Davies and Geoff Mills fought hard over the win in the first 1963-72 250 ra ace. The two Ducatis were evenly matched and after losing the lead to Mills on lap th hree, Davies re-took the lead on the last lap to win by half a second. Mills took his re evenge in the last race, winning from Davies by 0.3 of a second.
Left: After losing out to Robert Duesbury in all four of the Rex Caunt Bantam races, Mike Powell, perhaps appropriately, pipped him to the flag by half a second in the Richard Powell Memorialtrophy.
Below: Sam Rhodes, of the well-known Velocette dynasty, was only present for the Saturday races but he made his time count by taking his 500cc MSS to two second places behind the flying Lee Moore in the Pre-63 500cc class.