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Bumper day at Anglesey for the Derby Phoenix Club

Thursday July 10, 2014 at 2:50pm

Adam Reeve raced unbeaten through the weekend to notch up six wins and open up a 105 point lead in the Derby Phoenix Pre-Injection 600 ACU sponsored Clubman’s championship.

The 32-year-old from Rotherham, on his Fifth Avenue Limousines Yamaha won all those races comfortably, often over 20 seconds clear of his rivals.

Gary Cooper (Yamaha) moved from fifth to second in the points table after taking two seconds, two thirds, a fourth and a fifth.

Phil Smith (Yamaha), Ryan Cooper (Yamaha) and Paul Simkiss (Yamaha) also grabbed runner-up spots over the weekend, but they could not get near Reeve, who set the fastest lap in all six races.

Neil Harvey (Honda) is up to third in the standings, 26 points behind Gary Cooper.


Lee Wilson (MSG Racing Suzuki 1000) tightened his grip on the two big bikes classes, but he did not have an easy time.

The 31-year-old Yorkshire man was out in 11 races over the two days and won just five of them.

When he did not win, though, he was second over the line and that was enough for him to increase his lead in both the 751-1300cc series and the big Allcomers class.

Wilson leads John Robb (Suzuki 1000). Robb by 113 points after ten races in the 751-1300cc.

It was thanks to Wilson that Robb was at the meeting.

They met at the Wirral 100 meeting at Anglesey a few weeks earlier, where Wilson had gone for a spot of practice before this Derby Phoenix event.

Wilson suggested that Robb would enjoy racing with the Derby club.

He may of regret that advice.

Robb, the 33-year-old from Stockport, won the first three of his 751-1300cc races on the Saturday and add two thirds and a sixth the following day. A remarkable performance considering this was only his fourth meeting of the season.


Robb chased Wilson home in the first day’s Allcomers’ races, finishing just over a tenth behind in the first and under a quarter of a second down in the next, setting the fastest lap in both.

Robb crashed on the wet grass at Corkscrew on the third lap of Sunday’s first Allcomers’ race.

Robb bounced back to win the next, with Wilson second and Stuart Martin (Suzuki 1000) pushed down to third after being penalised ten seconds for a jump start.

Robb was first home in race five, over seven seconds ahead of Wilson, who was chased home by Dale Lewis (Honda 1000).

Wilson now tops the Allcomers’ standings, a massive 95 points clear of Robb.

Formula 600

With Billy Redmayne away preparing for the Manx Grand Prix, Chris Mort (Honda) took full advantage to move to the top of the Formula 600 races in his first appearance of the year

Mort won five of his six races and was second in the other to take his tally for the year to 145, three ahead of Ross Walker (Yamaha).

Walker had a tough weekend in strong opposition, notching a third, three fourths and a fifth.

Jamie Harris (Yamaha), the 25-year-old from Anglesey, like Mort made a big impact in his first Derby Phoenix appearance of the year.

Harris won the race that Mort did not and was second home in all the others. He is third in the championship, 20 points down on Mort.

Mini Thunderbikes/Formula 400/Stock Twins

Craig Ringland (Suzuki 650) took six wins to climb to the top of the Mini Thunderbikes class, 16 points clear of both Scott Smith (Suzuki 650) and Robert Mack (Kawasaki 650)

Those victories also lifted Ringland to second in the Stock Twins championship, 49 behind Smith.

Andrew Bown (Suzuki 400) moved to the top of the Formula 400 class, on 205 points, 38 more than Kieran Smith (Suzuki 400).

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