There were podiums galore for riders running Continental this weekend as the 4th round of the BEMSEE series arrived at the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire for a rather mixed weekend of racing action as far as the weather was concerned.
After recording a string of three podium finishes at Silverstone in the previous meeting, Joe Muncey #36 of Eastern Garage Racing came to Oulton Park on something of a roll. After qualifying 6th in the Powerbike 1000 Clubman class, Joe scythed his way through the field on his ContiRaceAttack Slick shod BMW in the first race of the day to take 2nd on the podium after becoming embroiled in a battle with two Rookie riders as he tried to chase down eventual race winner Mark Fincham.
After taking several podium top spots in his previous round, Steve Jordan supported rider Luke Harris put in a superb performance in the Thunderbike UK qualifying session to take 2nd place in class on the grid. In his first Thunderbike UK race of the weekend Luke slipped down the field, which saw him start race two from 14th position overall. However in the very next race he showed off his promising talent by methodically moving up through the field of UK and Extreme class riders to take 1st in class and 3rd overall. In his final race of the weekend Luke held on to his position for another first in class setting a fastest lap with a 1.51.020 in the process, with fellow rider Oliver Fooks also taking 3rd place on Continental.
Kurtis Butler qualified 4th in class in the MRO Minitwins, where he runs the ContiRaceAttack Comp street legal race tyre just behind current series leader Adam Cross who also runs on the Continental. In race one Kurtis set the fastest lap with a 2.05.003 on his Suzuki, moving his way up the field to take a 1st in class win and 2nd overall. In the 2nd race he registered another fastest lap coming down to a 1.52.486 and another 1st in class podium finishing more than 20 seconds ahead of the 2nd place junior as he got involved in a three way battle at the head of the pack. Unfortunately on the out lap of the final race Kurtis lost his exhaust, which meant he did not get the chance to make it three from three but you cant win them all!
Elsewhere Craig Robertson #617 of CMR Racing was in action at Angelsey on the ContiRaceAttack Slicks, knocking his personal best time down by over three seconds from 2013 in order to take a 3rd place on the podium in his final race of the weekend.
Congratulations to all the riders this weekend, and you can catch the next lot of BEMSEE action at Donington Park GP circuit on 21st and 22nd of June.