Chris Moore Darley Moor Lightweight champion 2016

The season finale at Darley Moor is always a special event as some of racing’s big names descend upon the former airfield turned race circuit, including the likes of John McGuinness, Michael Rutter and current Stars of Darley champion Peter Hickman.

With one title already in the bag and another within touching distance it was also a big weekend for MW Motorcycle’s Chris Moore on his beloved Yamaha TZ250, especially with double points up for grabs all hanging on the outcome of a single 15 lap race.

Thankfully for riders and the throngs of spectators lined around the course the weather held, with Darley Moor under the glow of the warm autumn sun as the day’s events kicked off. The good weather also meant that Chris would be running his favoured Continental slicks, the spare set of wheels and race wets staying firmly put in the van.

Chris had already claimed the Pre-98 (under 500cc) class title with a round to spare, and went into the final meeting ahead of fellow challenger Neil Lloyd on points with everything still to play for.

Running alongside the 125GP class, Chris got a great start to lead the pack from the front, whilst Lloyd, caught up in traffic, dropped back to 10th overall.

Filling the air with the glorious smell of 2-stroke, no one could catch Chris and the TZ250 as he dominated the race to take maximum points and claim his second title of the year at Darley.

Congratulations to Chris and the team on two well deserved championship titles this season.

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