CRMC MALLORY PARK

Classic Racer - - ON TRACK -

The CRMC’S penul­ti­mate meet­ing of the sea­son served up a mas­sive 43-race pro­gramme of com­mit­ted ac­tion as the 2018 club and ACU cham­pi­onships moved ever closer to their con­clu­sions. Gra­ham Lawlor and Russ Lee were there to see it all hap­pen.

Twenty-two-year-old Richard Mol­nar (Mol­nar Manx, cen­tre) won Satur­day’s en­thralling ACU Clas­sic 500 race from Min­no­va­tion G50 ri­vals Lee Hodge (left) and Joe Bar­ton. Mol­nar and Hodge con­stantly swapped the lead over the last three laps with Mol­nar grab­bing vic­tory by just 0.1 sec­onds.

Above: Rid­ing the same Davies Mo­tor­sport Honda on which he had re­cently won the Ju­nior Clas­sic TT, Do­minic Her­bert­son pulls a long train of Clas­sic 350 Twins and Euro­pean ma­chines headed by the Min­no­va­tion AJS 7Rs of Lee Hodge (14) and Mark Cron­shaw (8). Her­bert­son fin­ished the week­end with two wins and two sec­onds on the bike. Be­low: Joe Bar­ton gets his el­bow, as well as knee, down en route to vic­tory in the P/C 750 Club­man event on the Min­no­va­tion NS444R Honda two-stroke triple. And all that on in­ter­me­di­ate tyres too.

Above: Se­ri­ous side­car ac­tion as Matt Kingsmill/paul Sands (34, MRE BMW 750) bat­tle it out with the Lynx Saab 841 two-stroke of Richard Holmes/pete Alle­bone.

Be­low: It’s GP500 war as Mike Cooper (24, Craven Manx), Lee Hodge (ob­scured, Min­no­va­tion G50) and Richard Mol­nar (Mol­nar Manx) ar­rive si­mul­ta­ne­ously at Shaw’s Hair­pin.

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