A SOGGY ONE

Classic Racer - - ON TRACK - Words & pho­tographs: Mikeyiend

The worst of the weather at the penul­ti­mate round brought out some crack­ing rides at BHR.

#262 Pritchard romps to his ti­tle win in the Ja­panese Air-cooled Cham­pi­onship on his Suzuki T500. Be­low: Mike Pow­ell (#33) and Ian Scutt (#36) fought tooth and nail for the win in the first Ban­tam Cham­pi­onship race de­spite the less-than-op­ti­mal con­di­tions. They were this close at the flag too, with Pow­ell get­ting the win by a 10th of a sec­ond. Pow­ell went on to se­cure two more wins, with Scutt tak­ing the win in race three. Daniel Pritchard (Suzuki T500) was un­beat­able in the 500cc Ja­panese Air-cooled class and took all four wins. An­drew Wid­dow­son’s Suzuki GSX400F pro­vided the op­po­si­tion on Satur­day, while Rob Be­van (Honda XL500) chased him home in both of Sun­day’s races. Steve Gagg and Sylvia Hase took three wins in the BEARS side­car class but faced stiff op­po­si­tion in the wet Satur­day out­ings from Scott Whi­taker and Mark Allen, who swapped the lead with Gagg and Hase in race one be­fore spin­ning at the hair­pin. The two crews swapped places in race two, with Whi­taker and Allen tak­ing the win and Gagg and Hase in sec­ond.

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