When the second race for the Honda Moto3/125GP class kicked off on Sunday morning, once again Championship points leader Brian Houghton looked unstoppable, getting to the early race lead, followed by Graeme Boyd Motorcycle’s Tommy Edwards and Tayla Relph. Only five bikes again fronted the grid as no 125cc entries were received for the combined class.
And after only three laps, Houghton had stretched out his lead to almost two seconds, putting plenty of space between himself and closest competitor Edwards, while Relph and youngster Locky Taylor were back in third and fourth places, followed by Sarah Fairbrother.
As race two progressed, Edwards began to close in on Houghton’s lead, and by lap eight, the pressure had mounted and not long after Houghton went down, handing the lead to Edwards.
Despite getting to his feet, Houghton was unable to re-join the race, so when the chequered flag flew, it was Edwards who collected the race two victory from Relph, who crossed the line in second, while Taylor and Fairbrother wrapped up race two in third and fourth places respectively.
When the final race of the day kicked off for the Moto3/125 GP class, with a race win up his sleeve, Edwards was high on confidence, immediately moving in to the race lead ahead of Relph and Houghton.
But after a tough morning for the championship points leader, Houghton was determined to turn things around, and after less than one lap on track, had managed to get by Relph and move in to second position behind Edwards.
From there Edwards checked out by more than five seconds, and the attention then shifted to the battle for second, with Houghton, Relph and Taylor all eyeing positions on the podium.
With only three laps to go, Edwards was untouchable out in front, and despite every effort from Relph to make a pass for second, she continued to circulate in third position behind Houghton.
And when bikes crossed the finish line for the final time, it was Edwards who collected his third race win for the weekend ahead of Houghton and Relph in second and third, while Taylor and Fairbrother wrapped up race three in fourth and fifth places respectively.
With three from three race wins, Edwards was awarded the round five victory, followed by Relph who was awarded second place on the Honda Moto 3/125 GP podium, while Taylor secured third position with 4,3,4 race results.
Race two for the Ricondi Club Challenge competitors kicked off just as the sun came out at Morgan Park on Sunday morning, and it was a familiar sight once again with Honda rider Anthony Carroll once again snatching up the race lead from Simon Dickson and Leigh Holmes.
After only two laps, Carroll had once again stretched out the gap on second place to an incredible four seconds, allowing the battles for positions to happen behind him. And battle they did – by lap three, both Dickson and Holmes went down whilst fighting for second place in turn one, shaking the standings up once again.
And from there riders completely spread out, race leader Carroll pulling eight seconds on second placed Chris Dunster, while Glenn Chandler and Matt Edwards slotted in to third and fourth places respectively.
And it was in those positions that they stayed until the chequered flag flew. Carroll securing his second race win of the weekend, ahead of Dunster in second, followed by Chandler who concluded race two in third.
Matt Edwards crossed the finish line in in fourth, followed by Ashley Robinson who completed the top five.
In the final Ricondi Club Challenge Formula 3 & 4 race this afternoon, once again it was Carroll who launched off in to the early race lead, but this time Dickson was not letting the Honda rider out of his sights – the pair putting on one final performance for spectators at the Morgan Park venue throughout eight laps.
Directly behind Dickson, was Kawasaki rider Holmes in third, followed by Edwards and Robinson who continued to circulate in fourth and fifth places respectively at the five lap mark.
And despite brief challenges throughout the the final three laps, there was no change to the order of positions, meaning Carroll collected yet another race victory, from Dickson in second, and Holmes in third.
Edwards, and Robinson wrapped up the final race of the day in fourth and fifth places respectively, while Kieran McGeown, Michael Cullen, Phil Casey, John Carpenter and Gary Dickson completed the top ten standings.
At the conclusion of the round, Carroll was awarded the top position on the Club Challenge podium, while Edwards took second for the round followed by Robinson in third.
Ricondi Club Challenge Formula 3 & 4 Morgan Park Results
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