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DTRA Round 1: Tom Neave clinches victory in ‘epic’ final

Published: 28 April 2015

Round one of the 2015 DTRA (Dirt Track Riders Association) race series kicked off at Leicester Speedway last weekend with sunshine and a well-groomed track providing the perfect start to the season. With record race entries the series looked like it would be more competitive than ever before, and it didn’t disappoint.

All classes boasted some amazing racing throughout the heats but delivered a Pro final of epic proportion with 2013 DTRA champion Aidan Collins, Oliver Brindley and brothers Tim and Tom Neave battling it out for the top spot.

The four riders fought hard for the win but with a lap and a half to go Tim and Tom clipped wheels sending Tim hurtling into the dirt but luckily he walked away. As a result the race was stopped and current positions were awarded with Tom Neave taking top honours, Brindley second and Collins third.

In the Restricted Class birthday boy Ross Herrod came out in front after a huge first turn battle and pulled away in dominating fashion for the win. Rookie class winner Mark Walker had to work his way to the front but his efforts paid off as he rode to victory.

Anthony Brown used his experience to stay ahead and take the win in the vintage class, Guy Sutherland chasing hard for a well-deserved second place with Paul Harrison rounding out the podium. Dave Chadburn dominated the Thunderbike Class in 2014 and returned to racing in fine form to smartly to grab the win with Neil Martin taking second.

The action now moves onto the MCN Festival of Motorcycling at the Peterborough Arena on May 16th and 17th and includes a Transatlantic Challenge race featuring Kevin Schwantz, Dave Aldana, David Knight and many more star riders.

Tickets for the MCN Festival of Motorcycling are available for just £19 in advance and kids go free!

 www.mcnfestival.com


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