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Martin looks to maintain Championship lead at Donington on 26 / 27th July

Thursday July 17, 2014 at 2:56pm

Chris Martin (Dave Dean Honda), the 33-year-old Yorkshire man and reigning ACU 250 title holder, heads for rounds 8 and 9 of this year’s championship at Donington Park on July 26 and 27, leading the series for the first time this season.

Martin won both races at Castle Combe to go to the top of the points’ table, 19 ahead five points ahead of Ant Hodson (FCL Yamaha), the 37-year-old Lincolnshire racer

Phil Atkinson (Declan’s Racing Yamaha), the 31-year-old South African-born racer, now living in Horley, once again made Martin work for his success at the Wiltshire.

He was second in both races and set a new lap record in the second race, chasing Martin.

Atkinson is third in the standings, 25 down on Martin.

Dave Hampton (J&RB Racing Yamaha), the 37-year-old from Southampton, took two thirds at Castle Combe and is now fifth in the championship, 45 points behind the leader.

Darrell Higgins (Dennis Trollope Racing Yamaha), the 55-year-old from nearby Melksham and oldest man in the championship, was fifth in both races in the last round and is fourth in the points’ table, six ahead of Hampton.

Andrew Sawford (St Neots Motorcycles Yamaha) was seventh in both races, scoring maximum points in the Pre 92 class and opening up a lead of 59 points over Rich Grinling (RG Carpentry Yamaha).

Simon Hunt (Ransby-Todd Yamaha) took maximum points in the NG Cup series and now leads that competition by 70 from Paul Metcalfe (Honda).

Practice starts at 9.0am on the Saturday, with racing underway at 10.45am. On the Sunday practice begins at 9.0am with racing starting at 10.0am.

Admission is £15 each day, with children under 13 free.

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