On Sunday, the 3rd round of the EMRA club championships headed for Leicestershire as the riders and teams got to grips with the Mallory Park circuit with Dilligaf Racing rider Steve Moody taking on the skillful 2013 Formula 600 champion Jon Skelson in the 2014 EMRA pre-injection championship.
Good weather greeted everyone as they arrived on the Saturday, and that carried over in to the Sunday as the temperatures picked up as the riders started to prepare themselves for the day ahead. In the qualifying session Steve took pole position on his Honda CBR600fx shod with ContiRaceAttack Comp street legal race tyres posting a time of 57:501 on the 1.3 mile circuit. The ideal position to maintain his 100% winning start to the season and aim for maximum points!
Steve’s first race of the day saw him line up at the front of the grid, with Skelson in 3rd. Skelson was fastest off the line and took the lead from the start before Steve snatched it back with a classy overtaking move on lap two at Edwina’s. From then on he steadily built up his lead, setting a fastest race lap of 56:92 on his 15 year old race bike to finish 5.5 seconds clear of second place.
As the action packed Sunday came to an end the green flag came down on the final pre-injection race of the day, with Steve and Skelson side by side on the starting grid. Again Skelson got the faster start of the two riders, with Steve hot on his heels of the current champion who seemed determined to win his first race of the championship. After six exciting laps he again stole the lead at Edwina’s, getting on the throttle as he stormed away to take another five second victory. A second win of the day, six wins for the season and maximum points in the championship standings all on ContiRaceAttack Comp street legal race tyres.
Not a bad way to start your season, keep it up Steve and team! Photo courtesy of Robster Racepics.