Norasport MCF Open National Championships
28 June 2009 22:43
Harry Kampz led the first C group race and moved up to the B Group along with Lee Marchant who had taken second place from Sam Roberts, leaving Sam to lead the second race from the start grid.
Bradley Hardy had really improved this season and managed a twelfth place finish.
Robert White led the second race and Bradley Hardy moved quickly up from tenth place to hold second position for most of the race; he came under pressure in the penultimate lap when Sam Roberts made up enough ground to pass on the dirt section.
So over the line it was Robert White, Sam Roberts and Bradley Hardy. Martin Desborough had been lying in third but had to settle for fourth over the line. Gregg Whitmee also moved up from eighth place to finish the race in fifth place.
Martin Desborough made his way up to first place in the final C group race following a restart, while Bradley Hardy moved up from fourth making some excellent passes to happily take the second place trophy; leaving Karl Geary defending third though a lapse of concentration allowed Gregg Whitmee to push in to third place over the line.
Young Tom Potter had a good run out to take the fifth place finish from Lee Burdekin who finished in sixth. Shane Gibbins led the first B group race, start to finish to win confidently as he was followed throughout by Steve Alford.
Oliver Kemp had held third place but David Auker had moved steadily up the pack, to claim the third spot pushing Oliver into fourth and Luke Hough Whelpton in to fifth.
Andre Craddock amused both the riders and the spectators with a spectacular off going into the dirt section, which caused a lack of concentration for the following riders who then made their own mistakes.
David Auker also led from start to finish in race two and went over the finish line followed by Luke Hough Whelpton while Oliver Kemp passed Paul Reynolds this time to claim third and pulled out a clear lead.
Harry Kampz managed to get up to eighth following a C group start but could not hold onto the position and had to concede to Steve Ellis, but he did manage to hold off James Wood to finish ninth.
Liam Riley had started from the pits and had to chase the pack to move up to thirteenth position.
Oliver Kemp was unchallenged in first position of the final B group race, and Rob Dickens had to hold tight on as four riders all pressured him to the line but he could not manage to keep them at bay and second place would go to Paul Reynolds in the final lap.
Rob would have to settle for a third place trophy followed very closely by Paul Hawthorne, James Wood and Steve Ellis with Liam Riley only a short distance adrift in seventh place.
Harry Kampz had another good finish in ninth from the C group start on the day. Richard Sharp was looking for the hole shot in a restarted first race of the A group, but James Addy was keen and led the race start to finish.
Andy Mitchell had Richard in his sights for the whole race but a mistake in the final lap saw Chris Walker finish in third behind Richard.
Craig Richardson who had started in fourth benefited from Andy’s misfortune to finish in fourth over the line with Andy taking fifth.
Chris Babbitt had been under pressure for the whole race from Conrad Little but Conrad conceded the seventh place to Jack Darbyshire. Alan Bott unfortunately could not restart his machine for the restart and failed to score points in race one.
The second A group race of the day and James Addy had it in the bag from the start; followed again by Richard Sharp and Chris Walker who had all been on form this weekend.
Craig Richardson had a fantastic race to hold onto fourth while Jack Darbyshire had his best ever finish in fifth place.
Andy Mitchell had a difficult race and finished in sixth, while Conrad Little had fortune shining on him as he kept excellent company in seventh spot.
Chris Walker had the best start in the final but James Addy wanted a full hand of wins at this round and he managed to take all three wins clearly.
Chris Walker would have to settle for second and Richard Sharp in third as these three riders shared the glory all weekend.
Andy Mitchell would take fourth and that would be his highest placed finish of the day while Craig Richardson had his highest scoring round with two fourths and a fifth in the final race of the day, and he was also awarded a set of tyres also at trophy presentation.
Conrad Little also had a fantastic round with first a seventh place and then a sixth in the final. Jack Darbyshire had been battling with Chris Babbitt but couldn’t quite make the important move despite his best efforts as he battled to stay in the running.
Steve Alford had the best finish from the B group start to finish fifteenth.
Final Race Result Open A Group 1. James Addy 2. Chris Walker 3. Richard Sharp 4. Andy Mitchell 5. Craig Richardson
Final Race Result Open B Group 1. Oliver Kemp 2. Paul Reynolds 3. Robert Dickens 4. Paul Hawthorne 5. James Wood
Final Race Result Open C Group 1. Martin Desborough 2. Bradley Hardy 3. Gregg Whitmee 4. Karl Geary 5. Tom Potter