Located on the edge of the Irish sea the Tonfanau circuit in North Wales is very much open to the elements, but thankfully this weekend rain was nowhere to be seen as the South Cheshire Motorcycle Club held their 3rd meeting of the year.
The Pro Bike Racing duo of James Evans and John Price were both in action, keen to stake their claim to the titles in their respective classes.
With the weather holding out there were plenty of spectators around the circuit including road racing legend John McGuinness who is still recovering from his off at the North West 200 back in May.
Last time out at Tonfanau an uncharacteristic spill at Paddock cost Price his championship lead in the Forgotten Era 250 – 500cc class, so John was keen to make amends for his mistake this time around.
The opening Supersport 400cc race was a familiar affair as John got off to a great start on the ZXR-400, coming home more than 8 seconds ahead of Tony Griffiths in second place. John would go on to get the better of Griffiths in the second and third Supersport 400cc contest to increase his points lead in that series.
The Forgotten Era class would also prove to be a happy hunting ground for the flying Salopian as he diced with several other riders running in the Over 500cc class for the overall lead, going on to take two more class wins for the PBR Racing team and resume his charge for championship glory.
Teammate James Evans would have his hands full in the 450 – 1100cc open class as Tonfanau regular Chris Mort returned to the Welsh coast to stamp his authority on the weekend’s racing.
Two controlled rides from James ensured he came away with two 2nd placed finishes, ensuring that he retains top spot in the championship with one more round to go.
Congratulations to the Pro Bike Racing team on their results at the weekend.
Image credit to Steve Snelling.
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