We are already at meeting four of the 2017 series and so far we have had full grids and great racing at Brands, Oulton and Donington. When you gaze down the entry list this weekend looks like the trend will continue.
As ever this year Josh Day looks the man to beat in the Open and Powerbike. Michael Blank, Peter Carr, Chris Pope, Nick Williamson and Shaun Hennessey have been left a little in his wake so far. David Jackson who took seven wins at last year’s Cadwell meeting (...when Josh was on a 600), looms large in the entry list for this meeting so this could be a set of races to watch, can he be the one to stop Josh’s runaway winning streak ?. Josh will relish the challenge……
Max Symonds enjoys a table topping position in the 600’s, over Allister Haynes, Simon Bastable and Jon Wright. 21 year old Max seems to have his mo-jo back, but Alex Baker is back on his R6 as is Andrew Fisher, so Max will need to be on top form (…..remember points make prizes Max !!). Keep an eye on Kayla Barrington too, she is starting to make the breakthrough in the 600’s after her newcomers race win at Donington.
We always seem to concentrate on the obvious classes, but look down the programme to the Mini Twins and Super Twins, Streetstock, Pre Injections, Formula 400 and Formula Prostock and you will see some frantic action.
Donington saw Jake Dettloff, William Holland and Paul Wardell give us some of the best and closest racing of the weekend…and they are all here for this meeting too……let battle re-commence in the Mini and Super Twins. Paul ‘Jorge’ Harlington and Thomas Payne are the pick of the 1300 pre Injections, but Ben Harrison is enjoying racing his Dad’s 750 Yamaha, and is in the hunt. The 700 class seemed again to be all about Jon Wright on his CBR Honda, but Liam Turberfield took a great win last time out so Wright the defending champ needs to watch out for the youngster here. The Big Streetstock production class is a battle between R1 Yamaha men Ciaran Bligh and Paul Jeffery. Jeffery is the reigning champ, but Bligh seems to have the measure of him at the moment. Gary Stevens needs to get a good start on his BMW (not an easy ask !) if he wants to be in the mix.
The Sound of Thunder see Dave Irons on home soil on his TWR 1198 Ducati. Dave sickeningly had one of his Ducatis stolen from the paddock at Donington so a win here may put a smile back on the Lincolnshire mans face.
Let's settle back and enjoy two great days racing in the Park. Cadwell Park Circuit
Fondly nicknamed the 'mini-Nürburgring', Cadwell Park celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2014. Cadwell's twisty and undulating nature, winding through open park and woodland, has marked it out as one of the best circuits in the country. The circuit is one of the most popular destinations on the MCE Insurance British Superbike calendar for both riders and spectators, with the infamous 'Mountain' section, which riders usually tackle airborne, providing a particular challenge. But the track is so much more than just the mountain. Every corner demands respect, and the final section of the lap under the trees can often be the downfall of many a rider as it is very tight and often stays damp under the trees after rain !!…Hopefully that will not be an issue in early Summer (…..fingers crossed) NG's Fastest Rider at Cadwell Park
Josh Wainwright still holds the figures for the fastest NG lap here at Cadwell dating back to April 2013. Back then he was on a ZX10R and circulated in 1min 30.6sec, which equates to an average of 86.21mph. Adding extra interest to the weekend
NG Road Racing is again running and promoting the British National series for 125cc and 250cc GP machinery. This is the only place in the UK that you will see these ex-GP machines racing for a full British Championship title backed by the ACU (The sport’s governing body in the UK). We also welcome the Ducati Desmo Due Series back for another year and the same goes for the ever growing band of Formula Prostock runners. In addition to the national series we also have the popular TSGP Two-stroke runners, and for lovers of the sights and sounds of the older race bikes from the 1960's there is the popular Lansdowne Classic Series. Admission Prices. Ticket Type Sat Sun
Adults £15 £15
(Online ticket - £10
per day - Two-day weekend ticket just £19
Teens (13-15) £9 £9
(Online ticket - £6
per day - Two-day weekend ticket just £12
Children (U13) Free Free
(If accompanied by an adult)
For full conditions of admission and to take advantage of online bookings - www.motorsportvision.co.uk Directions to the Circuit
Cadwell Park is situated in Lincolnshire, on the A153 Horncastle to Louth Road. Cadwell Park Brown Circuit signs are evident from all directions - Sat Nav: LN11 9SE For all the info...
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