The rain stayed away from the historic Darley Moor circuit last weekend, which was good news for Chris Moore of MW Motorcycles who was hoping to use the latest ContiTrack Slicks once again after a successful outing a Oulton Park earlier in the year.
Located close to Ashbourne in Derbyshire, Darley Moor is an ex-RAF Airfield, it’s unique triangular layout owing to the position of the original runways which were resurfaced when the site was taken over in the mid-1960s.
Riding his sleek looking red and white Yamaha TZ250, Chris would be competing in both the Lightweight and Pre-98 (up to 500cc) class.
The first race of the day saw Chris involved in an intense battle with David Carson for the overall lead, with Carson on his much larger Formula Darley machine. Despite the big difference in size, Chris and David recorded identical fastest lap times, with Chris taking a convincing class victory and finishing just behind David overall.
In the second of the Lightweight races, Chris turned the tables shadowing the larger back on the opening lap and making his move in the second. He held off the larger bike for the remainder of the race, recording another fastest lap, this time more than 0.6 seconds faster than Carson, as well as the class and overall race win. Sometimes it’s not about outright power, it’s how you use it!
In the Pre-98 races later on in the day, Chris once again used his smaller bike to great effect, taking two further class wins and two fastest laps, making him the most successful rider at the meeting. He now leads the Pre-98 class and lies 2nd in the Lightweights, just three points behind leader Neil Lloyd.
Congratulations to Chris on his superb results!
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