NG Road Racing Cadwell Park 1st & 2nd June 2019

NG Road Racing  2019

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North Glos Road Racing Club’s 2019 schedule reached its halfway point over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd June at the undulating Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire. Youngster Jim Hind on his familiar no.81 Yamaha TZ250 stamped his authority on the Dunlop ACU 250GP championship with pole position and a clear win on Saturday from KTM Moto 3 rider Joshua Whatley who kept Hind honest in Sunday morning’s sprint race finishing less than half a second behind despite a mega start from Hind, in third was another KTM Moto 3 bike ridden by Jamie Davis. With inclement weather arriving for Sunday afternoon’s races and time pressure rising the 250s laps were reduced to 8 from the scheduled 11 but none of that mattered to Hind who sped to a clear 8.8 seconds winning margin as the red flag flew and a result called after 4 laps owing to another rain shower arriving with the fellow TZ250 mounted Joe Thompson and John Lea completing the podium. Sam Llewllyn was equally successful in the 125GP class grabbing all three victories. Josh Day’s domination of the Phoenix Open and the Bluebell Lakes Powerbikes continued with five race wins coming his way despite National Superstock 1000 runner Brayden Elliott regularly getting the hole shot into Coppice, once Day got ahead Elliott was left to battle with British Supersport contender Charlie Nesbitt’s Yamaha R6 in Saturday and Sunday morning’s Open encounters with Nesbitt getting the nod on Saturday as Elliott ran straight on at the Chicane but Elliott rectified that error on Sunday morning to follow Day home from Nesbitt but the Chicane proved to be Elliott’s undoing again on Sunday afternoon incurring a time penalty for cutting the corner slotting in behind Sunday only rider Joe Sheldon-Shaw’s Via Moto ZX-10, who made it up to fourth from the back of the grid in the morning, to get third in front of Nesbitt. In the Powerbikes Day and Elliott finished 1-2 on Saturday and Sunday morning with AFB Racing’s Chris Pope bagging third on Saturday but lost out to a charging Sheldon-Shaw up from the rear of the grid on Sunday morning, unfortunately an untimely oil spill and a fast approaching curfew cost them their race in the afternoon but an extra race will be run at Pembrey as recompense. Day would also put in a cameo appearance in the 100% Suspension Sound of Thunder race on Sunday morning aboard his Panigale just failing to nick third from Dave MacKay at the line from a rear of the grid start catching MacKay’s regular dice with Ben Broadway on the last lap behind lead pair Phil Atkinson and Dave Sellers, MacKay winning the damp Sunday afternoon race from Broadway by a mere 0.2 seconds. The combined efforts of James McHardy, Sam Smith and Carl Smalley couldn’t stop Harley Prebble taking all four Motul FPR Suzuki Bandit Challenge battles but each win didn’t come easily! Both McHardy and Smalley put in feisty performances to reach the lead battles after bike problems consigned them to back of the grid starts on Sunday morning and afternoon respectively. Elsewhere Charlie Nesbitt took two clear wins in the dry IMS 600 races but Sunday afternoon’s damp encounter was all about Max Symonds who sped to a 14 second victory from Owen Hunt who had an impressive Shaun Richman for close company in third. Taking the Wiz ‘Performance of the meeting’ award was 2019 newcomer Daniel Boucher after a busy weekend including a second place and a victory in the Love Life and Ride Pre-Injection 1300s, two third places behind Jon Wright and Jason Hill in the Metzeler DTR 1300 Streetstocks on Saturday and Sunday morning before taking the overall win on Sunday afternoon ahead of Streetstock 700 victor Simon Bastable and Pre-Injection 700 winner Aaron Staniforth who tore through the pack from a back of the grid start. An overall win also went to Boucher’s Pre-Injection Yamaha R1 in the Protect My Income Newcomers race that rounded off Saturday’s action ahead of Chris Oliver’s ‘big bang’ R1. The NG pack now heads off to South Wales for a weekend of racing at Pembrey on the 13th and 14th July.Words Steve EDP

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