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The CRMC re­turned to the Der­byshire Dales circuit for the first time since 2013 and was re­warded with glo­ri­ous weather that pro­duced some fe­ro­ciously quick rac­ing dur­ing the heat­wave. Graham Lawlor and Rus­sell Lee dusted down their sun­hats and hero­ically braved the very un-bri­tish heat to record the ac­tion.

Above: Sun­day’s Min­no­va­tion/acu 500 12-lap­per served up both thrilling ac­tion and some con­tro­versy as Alan Oversby (40, Davies Motorsport Honda) grabbed last lap vic­tory after Rich Mol­nar (25) tipped off the Mol­nar Manx at the hair­pin fol­low­ing a me­chan­i­cal prob­lem. Lee Hodge (14, Min­no­va­tion G50) was even­tu­ally awarded sec­ond place after a 10 sec­ond penalty was re­viewed and over­turned, with Min­no­va­tion team-mate Joe Barton (106) in third, all three rid­ers be­ing cov­ered by just 0.785 sec­onds.

Right: De­spite a small field, the side­cars pro­vided some en­ter­tain­ing scrap­ping be­tween the likes of Doug/andy Street (76, MRE Imp 998), David Lis­saman/mark Lee­ton (147, Moore­speed BMW 1070) and Phil Luhr/sharon Reeves (Win­dle Imp 1040). Stars of the show were Ian Ash­ley/roy Cun­ning­ham, who pow­ered their 750cc Pd.2 Moore­speed BMW to a brace of out­right Sun­day wins.Be­low: Ant Hart was in im­pe­ri­ous form in the com­bined 125cc, 200cc and 250 Sin­gle event, eas­ily win­ning all four legs on the David King RS 125 Honda.

Right: The Her­cberg In­ter­na­tional/ ACU Post Classic race (Derek Min­ter Tro­phy) saw a good bat­tle be­tween Min­no­va­tion team-mates Lee Hodge (TZ750) and Joe Barton (P&M Kawasaki 1260). Barton set a blis­ter­ing fastest lap of the week­end at 59.825secs/90.28mph, but it was Hodge who edged away in the fi­nal stages to win by 4.896 sec­onds. Here, Barton and Hodge are joined on the podium by Min­no­va­tion team mem­bers, while third place man Rob Wittey (Kawasaki GP 1170) looks on.

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