0.18s ACROSS THE LINE!

A few show­ers late on Satur­day barely damp­ened the track or the en­thu­si­asm for the lat­est out­ing with the BHRC. Come Sun­day and the warm and sunny weather took over to give ev­ery­one the near per­fect stage for some su­perb rac­ing.

Classic Racer - - IRISH CLASSIC ROAD RACING - BHRC ANGLESEY

Dave Ma­travers con­tin­ued his good form in the Bob New by Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship. three wins and a sec­ond place be­hind Lee Moore com­pleted a fine week­end for Ma­travers. Ste­fan Radakovic (12) Manx Nor­ton 499 en­joyed a cou­ple of podi­ums ahead of Ian Hen­shaw (4) Royal En­field Fury 500. In the Pre-1959s, Adam Pope and John Christo­pher (29) could only man­age one win all week­end, as did close ri­vals Nick and Ben We­ston (31) also on a Tri­umph Thun­der­bird.the num­ber 12 out­fit of Mark and Sue Whit­taker proved to be more re­silient, tak­ing a dou­ble class win on their BSA Road Rocket. Above: Richard Hawkins took all four class wins in the com­bined Good­win Cham­pi­onship races. Hawkins (60) was un­beat­able on his Du­cati Mk.3 349, al­though pressed hard by the See­ley 7R 350-mounted Dave Ma­travers. Close fin­ishes in each of the races were epit­o­mised by the fi­nal race when Hawkins pipped Ma­travers to the line by just 0.18 secs!

Be­low: Lacey Du­cati Cham­pi­onship leader, Michael Fox, must rue his visit to Anglesey, as sec­ond place in race one was all that he came away with. In Race 2, Fox (81) Mk.3 350, led the pack into the tight left-han­der at “Rocket In” fol­lowed by Hen­shaw (4), Hawkins (60), Hunt (100) and Noble (65).This group broke away from the main field as the pace hot­ted up at the front. Fox, Hen­shaw and Hunt proved to be the main chal­lengers to the dom­i­nance of Hawkins. Their ef­forts were in vain though, as Hawkins took all four Lacey Du­cati races, mak­ing a to­tal of eight race wins over the week­end. Left: A packed grid lined up for the com­bined Wood­land Oil and Pre 1982 Ja­panese Solo Cham­pi­onship. James Fl­itcroft took the two over­all wins on the Satur­day on his Nor­ton Com­mando. In his ab­sence on Sun­day Mike Be­van (239) Honda XL 500 added two over­all wins whilst com­plet­ing four class wins in the Ja­panese So­los class. Daniel Pritchard (262) Suzuki T500, Clive Somer­field, Jack Hebb and Michael Brown (51) Suzuki GT 500 all had at least one podium be­hind the charg­ing Be­van.

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