Steve Moody headed into Round 2 of the EMRA championship leading the lightweight class on his Honda NC 29 ‘Erin’, and this time round he’d be joined on the grid by wife Elaine, who recently obtained her ACU licence.
A solid performance in qualifying saw Steve sitting 4th on the grid, and 2nd in class behind title rival Jody Fieldhouse, with Elaine right at the back, but very pleased to be in her first race all the same.
After a poor start in the opening race, Steve dropped to 7th place and found himself in traffic. By the end of lap one, he had found a way past Corkett on the #8 machine, and two laps later he was up to 4th place,which he held until the flag to leave him 1st in class in the Pre-Injection 600, and 2nd in the Lightweight. Post-race, news broke that Steve would also take 1st in class in the Lightweight class, as Fieldhouse’s Moto 3 bike didn’t meet class regulations.
In the second race, Elaine started second from last,as her lap times continued to drop. From 4th on the grid, Steve got a great start as he started a battle with the 600s. However, an errant stone which had found it’s way under the radiator guard led to a pin prick hole and a leaking radiator. Despite his best efforts to keep the bike going, Steve and Erin had to give up the fight on lap 7, leaving Elaine to score a win over her husband by default!
Even with the DNF in the second race, Steve maintains a lead of a single point in the Lightweight class, with Round 3 coming up early next month.
You can find out more about the ContiRaceAttack Comp as used by Steve here.
Image credit – Chris Gration.