The summer sun was cracking the flags at Pembrey Circuit this weekend, at the North Gloucester Road Racing club arrived for the fourth round of their 2018 season in South Wales.
Off the back of three podiums at Tonfanau just a week earlier, James Evans of Pro Bike Racing was unlucky not to get on the box at Pembrey. Qualifying in 5th, he held his position in the opening contest, before sliding his way into 4th position in the second 600 race.
After battling it out last month at Snetterton, Alan Russell and Paul Wardell were both back in action in the Supertwin class. Alan took two 3rd placed finishes on the Knight Road Racing Ducati, with Paul just getting the better of him in the second contest to take 2nd place. Paul would go on to take 2nd again in the final race of the weekend, with Alan recording a DNF to end the weekend on something of a sour note.
However, Paul’s defence of his Minitwin title took a serious dent as the SV650 only made it to the finish line on one occasion, although it did give him a vital win. That result certainly hands the impetus back to Will Holland in that class.
Finally, in the Pre-injection 700 class Will Bryant recorded a 3rd and 2nd place finish on his Honda, although he also ended the weekend with a DNF.
With three rounds of this season left to go, including Donington early next month, every single point really starts to matter from here on in.
Image credit – Steve Snelling.
Find out more about the Continental race tyre range here.