The weather at last weekend’s Tonfanau race meeting was in sharp contrast to the heavy rain riders experienced just over one month ago.
Wall-to-wall blue skies and high temperatures made for a very busy paddock, as the sun shone down relentlessly on the Welsh coastal roads circuit.
Back in April, very poor weather led to the cancellation of the first round of the Crewe & South Cheshire MCC season, so good results were absolutely imperative for any rider hoping to mount a championship challenge this weekend.
A hat-trick of wins in both the Supersport 400cc and Forgotten Era 251 – 500cc classes last time out meant that Pro Bike Racing’s John Price was in pole position in both championships. However, the ZXr400 rider couldn’t afford to rest on his laurels, and he soon set about tightening his grip on both trophies with six back-to-back wins on his ContiRaceAttack Comp tyres to maintain his 100% start to the year.
Unfortunately for John’s teammate James Evans, a DNF in the final race last time out at Tonfanau on his YZF-R6 had already seriously damaged his chances of retaining his All Comers 450 – 1100cc title. Undeterred by this, James came back strong this weekend to finish on the podium in all three of his races, although Tonfanau regular Chris Mort continued to extend his championship lead with three wins.
The final round of this season takes place in September, where both Pro Bike Racing riders will be back in action.
Image credit – Steve Snelling.
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