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.
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.