AL­BONE ER­ROR DE­NIES HIM WIN

Fol­low­ing much in­ter­mar­que hype, with new Spire and Mit­tell chas­sis promis­ing to re­set the pa­ram­e­ters of pace, three-time run­ner-up John Cut­more won the most ea­gerly awaited sea­son-opener in 750 Mo­tor Club RGB Cham­pi­onship his­tory on Oul­ton Park’s Is­land

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Frus­trat­ingly win­less since he took both of last April’s Brands Hatch open­ers in dra­matic cir­cum­stances, the Suf­folk builder stayed cool while new fac­tory Spire team-mate Billy Al­bone – quick­est by a whop­ping 2.66s in wet qual­i­fy­ing – snatched de­feat from the jaws of vic­tory through an im­petu­ous school­boy er­ror.

Class debu­tant Al­bone, 2014’s 750 For­mula cham­pion, was six sec­onds ahead and go­ing away on lap three when he out­braked him­self at His­lop’s. Rather than zig-zag through the plas­tic block ‘chi­cane’ on the old cir­cuit and re-en­ter at Knicker­brook, Billy opted to tra­verse the soggy grass to re­join, suc­ceed­ing only in run­ning over his nosecone.

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