TOUGH TIMES WAY OUT WEST
A combination of Saturday oil spillage and Sunday gale force winds meant that the CRMC competitors were limited to just two races per class instead of the usual four, but it didn’t stop the club putting on a great show of committed racing at the spectacular 1.55-mile Anglesey Coastal circuit.
The Scitsu/au UK Post Classic 350 podium with the race and championship winner George Hogton-rusling flanked by Kev Wholey (left) and magnanimous out-going champion Ant Hart (right).
The second Classic 500GP race was one of the best of the weekend. Here Lee Hodge (14, Minnovation G50) holds off Richard Molnar (Molnar Manx) and Joe Barton (106, Minnovation G50) in the early stages of the 12-lapper. But Molnar went down at high speed on lap six, fortunately unhurt, and it was Barton who pulled away from team-mate Hodge, who fought off the fast finishing Mike Cooper (Craven Manx).
Steve Reape (Honda RS) rolled back the years to provide a wet weather riding lesson in Sunday morning’s 125 PC race. Here he leads the Greenshields brothers, Jordan and Aiden, and the rest of the field en route to victory.
George Hogton-rusling (Gourlaytz350) on his way to victory over Kev Wholey (31, Gourlay TZ350) and Ant Hart (TZ350) in the final round of the Scitsu Instruments/acu UK 350 Post Classic series.theyorkshireman’s win meant he edged out 2016 champion Hart by just four points.
After being absent for several seasons, it was good to see the return of Richard Holmes and Pete Allebone in the SAAB Lynx 841cc two-stroke triple. After a Saturday DNF they came home a creditable sixth in Sunday’s 12-lapper.
It was a thoroughly satisfactory weekend for Mike Bellaby/dave Gristwood (D&D Moorespeed BMW 1070), who kept their championship hopes alive with outright wins in both sidecar races.
There’s a long-standing friendly rivalry between Andy Guy (11) and Johnwarwick (58) and in the final race of the weekend they put on a highly entertaining 12-lap scrap in the 350 Classic event on their Gold Stars. In the end it was Warwick who just took the honours by 0.3sec.
Chris Wallace’s determined riding on the Ducati 250 Mk III earned him a pair of victories in the European 250 class.these included Sunday’s race, which was red-flagged twice.