Last weekend, the majority of the BEMSEE paddock headed for Lincolnshire and the historic Cadwell Park circuit, and it’s most famous feature ‘The Mountain’.
Heavy rain on the opening day of racing caused panic in the paddock, as riders rushed to get a set of wet tyres fitted and onto their bike, with the ContiRaceAttack Rain proving a popular option.
With the Rookie 1000 class not racing at Silverstone earlier in April, it had seemed an age since Dave Redgewick and his Aprilia had last lined up on the grid.
After struggling in qualifying, Dave switched from his previous wet tyre choice to the Continental, and the change of brand seemingly paid dividends as he worked his way up to third in the opening race to take his first every podium in the class.
The second Rookie 1000 race later that day saw Dave go one better, as he brought the big Aprilia home in 2nd place to make it back-to-back podium results.
Andy Smith’s weekend in the Clubman 600 class started badly, as he failed to finish the opening race. However, he hit back strong with a win later that day, followed by and 2nd in Sunday’s opener, and a win in the final contest to limit the damage to his title challenge. Cam Harris also joined him on the podium in the final race of the weekend, to claim his first top three finish this season after jumping up from the Rookie Minitwins.
In Cam’s old, ultra-competitive class both Charlie Crawt and Rob Franklin both grabbed top three finishes on the Saturday too.
Two of our busiest classes were not present at Cadwell, but the MRO Minitwins & Thunderbike Extreme riders will be back in action until later this month when the series heads to Snetterton on 19th – 20th of May.
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