It is had to believe that we are on the cusp of the final third of the 2019 championships after visits to Brands, Snetterton, Donington, Cadwell and Pembrey already under our belts.
It does mean however that the championships are taking shape nicely, and anyone with an eye on one of those coveted titles must be on his or her “A game”, as a slip up now could spell disaster.
Those that have put the hard work in so far are, Josh Day in the Open and Powerbike, Max Symonds in the 600, Jim Hind and Phil Atkinson in the 125GP and 250GP series, Dave Irons and Chris Oliver in the Streetstocks, Daniel Nelmes and Daniel Boucher in the Pre Injections, Tim Bradley in the F400, Dave Mackay in the Thunders, Edward Giles in the Super Twin with Dan Harris in the Mini Twins. Meanwhile Bradley Richman still holds sway in the 500’s despite moving into the 600’s now. Duncan Bailie and Austin Lachlan have Desmo Due top spots with Harley Prebble and James McHardy the men most likely in the frantic Bandit series. Meanwhile Sean Able is sitting pretty with a 180 point cushion at the top of the F125 table.
There are a host of challenger to these front runners in each of the classes, but if you “…wanna be the best….you gotta beat the rest !”
So with just Castle Combe and the Oulton Park season finale to go after we have left Anglesey it will be very interesting to see if the top riders settle on their laurels and defend a championship lead or if the continue their pressure and dominance, making their rival dig deep and push harder.
Some riders always perform better as the season progresses so don’t be surprised to see a few shock front runners taking valuable poinmts off the established front runners.
As I said the full gamut of race bikes will be out on this stunning Anglesey coastal circuit. Powerbikes, 600’s, Streetstock, Pre Injections, Formula Prostock, Desmo Due Ducati's, Mini Twins, Super Twins, Sound of Thunder and SuperMono.....There is something for every racer and race watcher...... Anglesey Circuit
This spectacular 1.55 mile Anglesey Coastal circuit overlooks the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia Mountains and offers competitors and spectators something very different to almost any other race venue. It is one of the few circuits to be designed and constructed with an entirely new concept. They have taken full advantage of the undulating landscape with two hairpin bends and banked corners….plus the extremely popular corkscrew. The track offers a host of overtaking opportunities for the competitors, so spectators are in for a real treat.
NG's Fastest Rider at Anglesey
Josh Day holds the fastest NG lap here at 1min 07.73 seconds, which equates to 82.37mph, set in April last year on his ZX10R Kawasaki, when he shaved a tenth or two of the lap record that he also held previously. After destroying his R1 at Pembrey just a few weeks ago it is difficult to think that we will see him on the grid this weekend in the big bike classes……however he still has his 959 Panigale to call upon !!!
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 sports governing body in the UK). There are also the smallest bikes on the National scene here on Sunday with the British ACU 50cc series. 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.