This year’s European Classic Series has come to an end, and it was Neate Racing from the UK who made it back-to-back titles following victory at Aragon.
After a Le Mans style scramble, the Neate family found themselves towards the front of the pack, and at the end of the first hour they had opened up a healthy gap over Alf’s Kawasaki in second place. Phase One found themselves well placed in the order, with Linden and Simpson leading the charge in 4th, with the other P&M Suzuki in 6th. Unfortunately Team Force’s run of bad luck continued, as the Belgian squad had clutch issues with the Harris Honda.
At the midway point, Alf’s had found their way to the front. The lead Phase One bike was now up into 3rd, with sights set on the Neate Honda Magnum. Fellow title challengers Team Taurus, who had led the series coming into Aragon, found themselves 8 laps down on the lead bike and facing an uphill struggle to claim their first ever title.
With just an hour to go, the Neate trio had found their way back to the front with Team Classic Suzuki’s Pete Boast and Michael Neeves also climbing the order up to 4th. Unfortunately for Phase One, both bikes succumbed to issues on the very same lap, confirming their 3rd place in the championship.
As the chequered flag fell, Neate Racing claimed a third win of the season to secure their second title in as many years. Strong results for SCERT and Alf’s also saw them take 4th and 6th in the series standings respectively. In fact, six UK teams made the top ten this year, showing the strength of the classic racing scene in the UK.
We’d like to congratulate Neate Racing on a well deserved title, and well done to everyone involved in providing another year of thrilling endurance racing!
The majority of the top teams once again used the ContiRoadAttack 2 CR classic race tyre.
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