Lans­downe makes twenty


Now well into its 20th year, the Lans­downe se­ries has once again pro­duced some top class rac­ing, with hon­ours shared around some ex­cel­lent rid­ers. The year will even­tu­ally see seven cham­pi­onship rounds with the CRMC, BMCRC, North Glos Rac­ing, En­durance Le­gends and Clas­sic and Mod­ern Mo­tor­sport. In Septem­ber the se­ries or­gan­is­ers as­sist in run­ning the Good­wood Re­vival Barry Sheene Me­mo­rial Tro­phy, while in Oc­to­ber they travel to Por­ti­mao in Por­tu­gal for the Al­garve Clas­sic Fes­ti­val. The sea­son opened at Sil­ver­stone with four races at the Bem­see meet­ing. Last year’s cham­pion Dean Stimp­son (Iz­zard Rac­ing) started where he left off with three wins and a sec­ond. Team ACR rider Sam Clews was at the sharp end with one win and two sec­ond places. Robin Stokes (Manx) had three class wins in the Na­tional Mo­tor­cy­cle Mu­se­um­spon­sored WRR class with Chris Bas­sett (Manx) tak­ing the other. Round two took place at Don­ing­ton Park with three races as part of the En­durance Le­gends Four Hour weekend. The first race was a battle royal be­tween Russell, Clews and Firmin, with Russell tak­ing the win... and post­ing the fastest lap of the weekend in the process. The top three in WRR were Peter Crew (Manx) fol­lowed George Thomas (Dun­nell Manx) and Tony Perkin (Manx). In race two Clews turned the ta­bles on Russell in the Bon­hams class, the WRR was Crew, Stokes, Thomas, and the Avon 350 saw the order of Tony Raynor, from Jimmy May and Bald­win. In race three Glen English turned his weekend around and claimed the vic­tory from Russell by 0.168 sec­ond. Clews was third and Fitch­ett fourth. In the WRR class it was Crew from Perkin with Stu­art Tonge mak­ing up the first three. The fol­low­ing weekend the se­ries moved to the Bem­see meet­ing at Snet­ter­ton. Race one was won by Stimp­son from Russell and Clive Ling (Dun­nell Manx). The WRR class order was Crew, Bas­sett and Seb Perez (G50 Match­less) while the 350 class was won by Tim Jack­son (7R) from Roger Ashby (7R) and Tony Raynor (Manx). Stimp­son con­vinc­ingly won the fol­low­ing three races, with Russell tak­ing two more sec­ond places and Clews the other. In the WRR Bas­sett came out on top with two wins the oth­ers go­ing to Thomas and Perez. Jack­son took all four 350 wins. For more on the se­ries – which is spon­sored by The Clas­sic Mo­tor­cy­cle, Bon­hams, The Na­tional Mo­tor­cy­cle Mu­seum and Avon Tyres – visit www.lans­downeclas­

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