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Thundersport GB Championships. Cadwell Park 28 May 2017

cadwell park
Saturday was definitely the best choice, warm and sunny all day.

greg madero
Greg Madero, Kawasaki 650, celebrates after winning both Supertwin races.

johnny towers
Johnny Towers, Kawasaki 650 was runner up in both Supertwin races.

jason markham
Jason Markham survives a trip on the grass out of Coppice

Michael Neeves
Michael Neeves, BMW 1000

dave brook
Dave Brook, BMW 1000

lee williams
Lee Williams, Kawasaki 1000

Luke Macrea
Luke MacRea accelerating hard at the start of the Supersport race.

chris ganley
Chris Ganley, Yamaha 1000 - brave and inspirational I wouldn't have thought it possible.

Sportsman and Elite 600 riders
Sportsman and Elite 600 riders held at the chicane after red flag.

william white
William White, 600 Elite points leader


BARC National Championship Meeting. Cadwell Park 14th May 2017

legends rolling start
Legends rolling start

Robert King Legend 34 Ford Coupe
Robert King Legend 34 Ford Coupe

Paul Simmons Legend 34 Ford Coup
Paul Simmons Legend 34 Ford Coupe

Zac Hughes Legend Coupe
Zac Hughes Legend Coupe

Miles Rudman chased by Jack Parker
Miles Rudman chased by Jack Parker

John Mickel very closely followed by Jack Parker
John Mickel very closely followed by Jack Parker

legends crash recovery
First bend of the first lap..

Steve Harris, Saker RAPX S1-400
Steve Harris in the beautiful Saker RAPX S1-400 returns to the paddock

marshal replacing marker
A never ending job on Sunday

Steven rowland, VW Beetle
Steve Rowlands VW Beetle had some close attention during the race

matthew hollis, 2CV
The 2CV of Matthew Hollis also had some battle scars

Simon Sheridan returns to action after hitting tyre wall
Simon Sheridan returns to action after hitting the tyre wall

Jacob Carter, Ford Puma
Jacob Carter Ford Puma thro Hall Bends

Daniel Turner, smart car
Daniel Turner getting some fresh air in his smart car


British Superbikes Oulton Park 1 May 2017

bsb crowd at oulton park

The Bank Holiday Monday trip to Oulton Park, one of my favourite circuits, was a must and arriving at the circuit quite early it was obvious that this was going to be a big crowd. The day started overcast with some drizzle which left the track in a tricky, slippery condition for the morning warm up sessions. However the weather gradually improved with some good spells of sunshine and a dry track.
Unfortunately Bank Holiday events usually mean that theres going to be some pain leaving any circuit and you have to be prepared for that. I thought that I had a good "escape" strategy for the end of the day but in the end it took an hour to move about 10 car lengths as it had descending into the usual free for all. Fortunately I spotted that an exit route along the circuit itself had been opened behind me and I managed to squeeze thro the surrounding cars to reach it. Progress was steady and I came out the wrong side of the circuit but at least the traffic was moving and civilised.
Both superbike races were excellent, marred only by Leon Haslams spectacular high speed crash when he collided with Ellison whose McAMS Yamaha had developed a fault. Haslam who was following had no time to react and was fortunate to escape the resulting crash unhurt after his bike was destroyed. You also have to feel for Ellison who hasn't had the rub of the green so far this season.

peter hasler ducati 959
Walking around the paddock Peter Haslers bright 959 Ducati Panigale caught my eye

james Nagy kawasaki 600 after crash
James Nagy's Superstock Kawasaki 600 after a morning warm-up spill. Damage didn't look too bad and it was fixed in time for the race.

tommy bridewell Team WD-40 BSB
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX10RR

jake dixon RAF kawasaki BSB
Jake Dixon, Royal Airforce Regular & Reserve Kawasaki ZX10RR

shaun winfield anvil hire tag racing BSB
Shaun Winfield, Anvil Hire TAG Racing Yamaha YZF-R1

josh brookes anvil hire tag racing BSB
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire TAG Racing Yamaha YZF-R1

james ellison McAMS yamaha BSB
James Ellison. McAMS Yamaha

bsb chicane
Superbikes at Brittens

Jason O'Halloran
Jason O'Halloran on the improving new Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR SP2

leon haslamJG Speedfit Kawasaki
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

sam burman Team WNT/Burman Racing KTM 250
Sam Burman, Team WNT / Burman Racing KTM250, Hel Performance British Motostar Championship.

burman, stacey and cook
Sam followed by Storm Stacey (great name!) and Max Cook

tom booth-amos
Tom Booth-Amos, Hel Performance British Motostar Championship leader, race winner and fastest lap.