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NG Road Racing… Cadwell Park Preview

Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 10:02am
NG Road Racing… Cadwell Park Preview
Round four of the NG series has us at Cadwell Park, 1st and 2nd June. Brands Hatch Snetterton and Donington Park have preceded this meeting, and it is astonishing to think we are already approaching mid-season.

Championships are starting to take shape, and we are beginning to be able to trust the 2019 formbook at last after a strange start to the season.

Let’s take a look at a few of the 2019 rivals…the normally super tight 600 class is not letting us down this year with the top four covered by just 8 points with Ross Walker leading the way over Simon Bastable, Owen Hunt and Max Symonds. Symonds has now hit his form after a tough first couple of rounds, keep an eye too on Liam Delves who had a great Donington and is on a high. Bastable also features with Dave Irons in the 700 Street class. Irons has more wins but Bastable leads the championship. In the 1300 Streets Jason Hill last year’s runner up leads the way but has some tough opposition in newcomer Chris Oliver and multiple NG champ Jon Wright.

In the big classes like the Open and Powerbike it is that-man Josh Day that is still the one everyone wants to beat. He relishes the arrival of the BSB Superstock wild cards, and positively encourages the challenge. Chris Pope is the best of the rest in 2019 and is having a stunning season. Watch out for Allister Haynes and Leigh Corfield to be pushing for podiums.

We have of course the National GP125 and 250’s. Both are steadily turning to two horse races with Jim Hind and Bruce Dunn in the 250’s whilst the 125’s have current champ Gavin Mills and multi 250 champ gunning for glory.

There is so much more going on that I can pen here. Settle back and enjoy the action at this stunning venue, and with this searly summer meeting who knows we might even get some great racing weather!!

As ever with NG there will be the full gamut of race bikes out on this stunning Cadwell Park circuit. Powerbikes, F125/400's, 500's, 600’s, Streetstock, Pre-Injections, Streetstocks, Formula Prostock, Desmo Due Ducati's, Mini Twins, Super Twins, Sound of Thunder, and Sidecars. There is something for every racer and race watcher and all in a great setting.

Cadwell Park Circuit

Fondly nicknamed the 2.2 mile 'mini-Nürburgring', Cadwell Park has hosted racing for over 85 years. It'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 Bennetts Insurance British Superbike calendar for both riders and spectators, with the infamous 'Mountain' section, which riders usually tackle airborne, providing a particular challenge. 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 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 Day holds the figures for the fastest NG lap here at Cadwell set in May 2018. He set the lap on his ZX10R and circulated at 1min 30.12sec, which equates to an speed of 86.68mph.

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 have the Ducati Desmo Due Series and the Formula Prostocks runners. For fans of the GP bikes of the 1960's there is the Lansdowne Historic Series.

Cadwell Park, spectacular for riders and spectators alike.

The 2019 NG Road Racing season sees eight rounds staged between March and September at all of the UK's premier circuits with Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Donington, Cadwell, Pembrey, Anglesey, Castle Combe and Oulton on the list. This great spread of venues means that the very best riders end up as class champions.

At each meeting the season long championship runners are joined by wild cards that dip into the series for one off outing to spice things up nicely, and this round on the 1st and 2nd June is set to be a cracker.

Cadwell Park is the venue for round four of this year’s NG series. As everyone that has ever seen racing from Cadwell will know that it throws up the unique challenge of "The Mountain" where bikes leap metres before pitching into the Hall bends section. Cadwell is so much more than The Mountain. I suggest you take a walk out to the fast-flowing sections too.

For all the info...

For full information regarding this event, including the meeting race preview check out the NG Road Racing Facebook page which can be found by searching in the usual way... then just click like… or log on to | www.ngroadracing.org

For more Cadwell Park specific information take a look at | www.cadwellpark.co.uk |  www.msv.com


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