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Ady Smith and Leighton Haigh took three wins a piece this weekend in the third round of the NORA British Supermoto championship at Blyton Raceway this weekend.

The action took place in front of a large crowd that included former British Superbike Champions Niall McKenzie and James Whitham, plus Virgin Yamaha boss Rob McElnea and current GSE World Superbike rider James Toseland.

The 450 class proved to be a two horse race between KTM rider Ady Smith and factory Honda rider Leighton Haigh, with each rider taking two wins. Both would have been on equal points but Haigh only managed third place in race one while Smith took two second places to go with his wins.

The pace was hot in the four A class races with main contenders Ady Smith, Warren Steele, Christian Iddon and Leighton Haigh each taking a win.

Race one saw Iddon get the hole-shot and take an early lead. Husaberg rider Andy Mitchell fell on the fifth corner, while current Champion Warren Steele went down when he touched Haigh’s back wheel stalling his Scorpion backed Husqvarna then snapping the kick-start when he tried to re-start.

By the end of the race Haigh had moved past Iddon and finished with a two-second lead.

Steele starting race two from the back of the pack but fought his way through the 30 strong field to finish fourth behind Smith, Iddon and Haigh.

Third time out Iddon managed to take the win, leading from the start to build up a four-second lead over Smith and Steele. Steele was lucky to hang on to his third place after picking up a front wheel puncture on the last lap

Steel made up for it in the final race taking the win after a daring last lap manoeuvre on the back off-road section took him past Haigh who had been leading the race throughout.

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By MCN Staff