Snetterton North Gloucester 2018

Riders had to contend with some very changeable weather at Snetterton over the weekend, as the North Gloucester club headed to Norfolk for the 4th round of their 2018 season.

Racing on a tight budget is something that the majority of club racers will be well used to, and for Paul Wardell that meant heading into a third straight meeting on the same set of ContiRaceAttack Comp tyres.

The defending Minitwin champion had yet to take a win in the class this season, but the Bee Lighting SV650 was certainly on fine form as he took three straight victories and fight off a serious challenge from title rival Will Holland.

Paul is also competing in the Supertwin class alongside Alan Russell, who took the opening race victory of the weekend to secure double points for Knight Road Racing, and setting a new Supertwin lap record. Following mechanical issue, Paul had to start the final Supertwin race from 28th on the grid, but he put in a stunning performance to ride through the pack and take an amazing victory, breaking Alan Russell’s lap record set earlier that day, as he had to settle for 3rd. Paul’s tyres had already completed 14 races up to that point, and various qualifying sessions, but the superb race win earned him the ‘Wiz Slider’s Performance of the Meeting’.

Pro Bike Repairs supported Will Bryant was also in action in the Pre-Injection 700 class at the weekend, taking a 2nd place in the opening race, followed by a win and another 2nd place on the Sunday.

After sliding off the track at Tonfanau one week ago in the wet, Snetterton was all about confidence building for James Evans (pictured), who will no doubt have been buoyed by a solid top ten finish in the very competitive 600 class.

Next up for North Gloucester is their annual trip to Castle Combe, which is one of the highlights of the club racing calendar in the UK.

Picture courtesy of Steve Snelling.

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