Despite the wet weather seen during the early practice sessions, the sun was out for the majority of the time at Cadwell Park last weekend as the Thundersport GB paddock rumbled into town.
With the long weekend, racing continued until Monday, with plenty to keep the hoards of spectators placed around the circuit entertained as they enjoyed wathcing some of the UK’s best and most competitive club racing.
Two riders would be running on Continental tyres in the Golden Era Superbike class, both making it on to the podium over the course of the weekend. The Continental backed RC-51 of Ryan Strafford was very much back to it’s best, with Ryan taking two 3rd places and a 2nd. In the final race he narrowly missed making it four podiums from four, but still claimed some valuable points by taking 4th place. Series leader John Dieterman, also using the ContiTrack Slick, won the two opening races of the weekend, but missed the first of Monday’s two races. Back on the grid for the final race of the bank holiday bash, John had to make do with 2nd as he was narrowly beaten by two-time British 125cc champion James Lodge.
In Golden Era Supersport, another Continental duo were getting stuck into the thick of the action. Ryan Cooper, riding his Race HQ prepared Yamaha R6, qualified in 4th on the grid but climbed two positions to finish 2nd in the opening race. He then went on to take 3rd place later on that day, but was unable to take part in Monday’s two races. EB Racing’s Martyn Bloomfield had four top ten finishes, climbing as high as 5th to score more solid points at the Lincolnshire track.
The the Stocktwins class Greg Madero tried the treaded ContiRaceAttack Comp for the first time, and subsequently won his first race and set a fastest lap in the process. He then went on to take a further podium with an impressive 2nd placed finish later that afternoon.
Village Motorcycles backed Saml Holme qualified well in the Pre-National Sport 600, and was unlucky to have an off in the opening race on the 6th lap. However, he picked himself back up and picked up three top ten finishes in his remaining races. Tyres 4 Bikes supported Jack Thompson also recorded a top ten finish in his class.
A number of riders were missing in action at Cadwell including Golden Era Steelsport leader Dave Langley, but they will be back for Oulton Park later this month.
A big thanks to everyone who came to see us in the paddock over the weekend – we’ll see you in Cheshire!
Photo credit to Ian Boldy Superbike Photography.