Classic Racer

CRMC MALLORY PARK

In these crazy Covid times we've missed going classic racing – but the CRMC calendar is now back on track. The first outing was at Mallory Park and Graham Lawlor and Pete Morris were on the spot to see all the drama unfold.

- Words: Graham Lawlor Pics: Pete Morris www.pjm-photograph­y.co.uk/motorsport

May saw the cobwebs blown away for the regular runners and riders in our beloved Classic Racing Motorcycle Club: but who won what?

After more than eight months of enforced inaction the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club returned to Mallory Park over the weekend of May 8/9 with a large entry and high confidence of a full weekend of racing.

Saturday was wet and cold but neverthele­ss produced some cracking racing, so Sunday's near ideal conditions meant that the paddock was buzzing with expectatio­n as the 09.30 start time arrived.

However, it quickly became apparent that Mallory's noise monitoring equipment was recording high levels, exacerbate­d by an unfavourab­le wind direction, leading to numerous delays and interrupti­ons to the programme. Heroic efforts by officials, particular­ly the noise testers, eventually meant that a revised race management process was establishe­d with each machine being tested immediatel­y prior to every race. This allowed the majority of Sunday's race programme to be completed and, indeed, produced some truly spectacula­r action.

 ??  ?? Above: The Post Classic 250/350 PC 500 Air-cooled 500s saw two terrific battles between Ant Hart (75, Veryard TZ350) and Dom Herbertson (Davies Motorsport Yamaha TX500). The first race saw Hart crash out spectacula­rly on the final lap when he clipped a kerb on the exit to Gerrards but he came back to win the second leg from Herbertson in a race that was unfortunat­ely redflagged just before its climax.
Above: The Post Classic 250/350 PC 500 Air-cooled 500s saw two terrific battles between Ant Hart (75, Veryard TZ350) and Dom Herbertson (Davies Motorsport Yamaha TX500). The first race saw Hart crash out spectacula­rly on the final lap when he clipped a kerb on the exit to Gerrards but he came back to win the second leg from Herbertson in a race that was unfortunat­ely redflagged just before its climax.
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Left: George Hogton-rusling is focussing on British Superstock­s this season so it was good to see him out on the Hercberg 750 Triumph enjoying himself in the Classic Clubman 1300 and Formula 750 events, clocking up three typically stylish wins.
For more on the 2021 CRMC calendar, go to: www.crmc.co.uk Left: George Hogton-rusling is focussing on British Superstock­s this season so it was good to see him out on the Hercberg 750 Triumph enjoying himself in the Classic Clubman 1300 and Formula 750 events, clocking up three typically stylish wins.
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