Situated just outside a derelict army camp on the North Wales Coast, Tonfanau is a 1 mile long roads circuit very much exposed to the elements.
Over the Easter weekend it played host to the opening round of the Crewe & South Cheshire M.C. season with a wide array of classes running over the course of the Easter Sunday.
New to Continental race rubber, Shrewsbury’s John Price was running the Pro Bike Racing ZXR 400 in both the 400cc Supersport and Forgotten Era 251cc – 500cc classes.
The first Supersport contest saw John embroiled in an epic battle with Simon Harris for the overall win, with John eventually finding a way past to take it by two seconds with a fastest lap of 41.15s to boot. Another five races would go on to give John another five wins as he dominated both classes to take an early series lead with three more rounds to go at Tonfanau this year.
You can check out on-board footage from John’s opening race below:
Competing on the Pro Bike Racing YZF-R6 and also using ContiRaceAttack Comp tyres, James Evans was riding in the 450cc – 1100cc class, battling it out with Paul Williams on his 675 Daytona.
In the opening contest only half a second separated the pair until James overshot the hairpin on lap 4, seeing him lose any chance of an opening race win. In Race Two, Evans managed to steal the lead from Williams on lap 6 as he looked odds on favourite for the win before a red flag came out to force a result, gifting the win to his rival who crossed the line in front at the end of the previous lap.
Race 3 was a flawless performance from James as he beat Grant Gaskell convincingly, with William dropping back to third to leave the pair both on 28 points after round one, four ahead of Gaskell in third.
Congratulations to both James and John on their superb results at the weekend.
The next meeting at Tonfanau takes place on 28th May, with further rounds in July and August.
You can find out more about the Continental race tyre range here.