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British Superbikes, Cadwell Park 18 August 2018

I'll be preparing a couple of desktop wallpapers from this meeting when I've got time but for now heres a few images from Saturdays qualifying sessions at Cadwell Park.

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Jake Dixon, RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki

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Andrew Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati

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Peter Hickman, Smiths Racing BMW

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Jason O'Halloran, Honda Racing

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Formula Vintage, Cadwell Park 22 July 2018

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Well attended with plenty of strange and unfamiliar (to me) cars, round 3 of the Vintage Sports-Car Clubs "Formula Vintage" event at Cadwell Park made a refreshing change from the modern stuff.

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This is how to make an entrance…..

1925 Bugatti T35B
Chris Hudson, 1925 Bugatti T35B

1939 Talbot Lago T120
Max Sowerby, 1939 Talbot Lago T120

1957 4200cc Kurtis Indy-Roadster
1957 4200cc Kurtis Indy-Roadster

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Mark Walker's absolutely brilliant GN Thunderbug. Theres a great piece about Mark and Thunderbug over at Classic and Performance Car

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Sideways action from the Thunderbug in the Frazer Nash / GN race

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Old school motorcycle trials in the woods

1929 Morgan Super Aero
Sue Darbyshire, 1929 Morgan Super Aero

1937 MG Bellevue Special
Tom Hardman, 1937 MG Bellevue Special

1929 Riley Brooklands
Ian Standing, 1929 Riley Brooklands

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British Superbikes, Snetterton 17 June 2018


A good days racing but the highlight of the meeting for me was the second British Superbike race and that incredible drag to the finish between Josh Brookes, Leon Haslam and Jake Dixon, with Haslam completing the race double. The start finish line isn't my usual vantage point as action shots there are generally confined to boring side on panning shots. However on this occasion nothing could have been further from the truth witnessing one of the most exciting finishes I've seen for some time.



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Leon Haslam studies Josh Brookes and his McAMS Yamaha on the grid

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Josh Brookes, McAMS Yamaha flat out along the straight

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The last corner and Brookes leads Haslam and Dixon

Haslam gains on Brookes followed by Dixon

Haslam starts to gain on Brookes closely followed by Dixon

Haslam and Brookes collide

Haslam and Brookes collide on the drag to the line - Jake Dixon hidden behind Haslam

Haslam and Brookes collide

Knees and elbows come into play, with Josh Brookes eventually losing out to Haslam and Dixon.

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Auto 66 at a Cold Wet Cadwell Park 1 and 2 April 2018

My first visit of the year to Cadwell Park was a bitter disappointment due to the weather. I decided to go on the Sunday of the two day Auto 66 Club event and driving in torrential rain I tried to convince myself that I could see the weather breaking up in the distance. However conditions were the same at the circuit and signs at the entrance asked spectators not to park on the grass - fair enough but where then? The first hour was spent in the car as the weather was foul and track activities were suspended. It's a credit to the staff and marshals that the full programme of racing resumed after the track had been cleared of standing water and the rain had subsided. However the weather was so bad on day 2 that Mondays event was cancelled.


A very wet Cadwell Park

I spent the first hour or so in the car, listening to the radio and admiring the scenery.


Paul Marley, Kawasaki

Paul Marley, Kawasaki


Mark Goodings, Kawasaki

Mark Goodings, Kawasaki


Lee Harpham 125 TM

The superkarts were good fun through the Hall Bends, Lee Harpham 125 TM

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British Superbikes, Cadwell Park 18-20th August 2017

A strange weekend where a number of riders had unexpected problems. Notably, Josh Brookes was unable to get a decent setup and had to settle for 12th and 7th places. Shane Byrne was never entirely happy with the feel of his Ducati and retired in Race 2 with a mechanical fault. Dan Linfoot was pushed onto the grass and had to ditch his Honda to avoid colliding with following riders but unfortunately hurt his fingers as he fell preventing him from taking part in Race 2.

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Linfoot finds himself on the wet grass

Dan Linfoot Laying Bike down

To avoid running across the track he lays the bike down and…

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