Prior to qualifying Current 250cc National championship leader Thomas Lawlor didn't compete due to a crash during Friday's test day. Bobby Varey set the pace and started his first race from pole with former National 250cc champion Jim Hind in second place. Chris Moore completed the front row of the grid all on Yamaha T Z 250s.Sean Morrison was fastest 250cc N G Cup competitor with James Seath in second both on Honda R S 250s and Andrew Taylor was third fastest on his Yamaha T Z 350. Ronnie Harris was fastest National 125cc rider on his Metraket PreGP 125 machine. Jack Worth and Tom Hayward both on Honda R S 125's were second and third fastest.
Jim Hind made a great start in the National 250cc race which he led in the early stages but had to fend off a strong challenge from Bobby Varey in second place and Chris Moore in third. Bobby Varey took the lead with just two laps to go and won the first race by just 1.38 of a second from Jim Hind and Chris Moore in third place. Bobby Varey also set the fastest lap of this race in a time of 1 minute 3631 and a speed of 81.48 mph. Victory in the 250cc N G Cup class went to Sean Morrison with James Seath in second and Adrian Morris in third place on his Yamaha T Z 250. Sean Morrison set the fastest N G Cup lap in a time of 1 minute 42.97 seconds and a speed of 76.21 mph. The 125cc National victory went to runner up in last season championship Tom Hayward who also set the fastest lap of the race in a time of 1 minute 44.88 seconds and a speed of 74.82 mph. He was followed over the line by Luke Scofield in second and Jack Worth in third place all on Honda R S 125s.
Jim Hind made another great start in the National 250cc race and this time he led from start to finish and set the fastest lap of the race in a time of 1 minute 34.75 seconds and a speed of 82.82 mph. Bobby Varey held second place from start to finish and Simon Hunt took the last step of the podium in third place. Sean Morrison notched up his second 250cc N G Cup victory and another fastest N G Cup lap in a time of 1 minute 40.29 seconds and a speed of 78.24 mph. Michael McKeer finished in second place on his Yamaha T Z 250 and Adrian Morris notched up his second third place. Luke Scofield went one better in his second National 125cc race and in one of the closest finishes of the day took victory from Tom Hayward by just 0.017 of a second. Tom Hayward in his dice for the victory set the fastest lap in a time of 1 minute 44.69 seconds and a speed of 74.96 mph. The final step of the podium went to Ronnie Harris crossed the line 0.50 of a second behind and a great third place.
Jim Hind again led the National 250cc race from start to finish with Bobby Varey in second place for all of this race. Jim Hind again set fastest lap in a time of 1 minute 34.91 seconds and a speed of 82.68 mph. In the early stages former National 125cc champion Gavin Mills on his Honda R S 250 and Chris Moore had a great dice for third place. Chris Moore passed Gavin Mills on lap three out of seven and took third place but these two were locked in a great wheel to wheel dice and at the line Gavin only lost out on the final podium place by just 0.20 of a second. Simon Hunt currently leads the National 250cc championship but will miss Castle Combe as he is competing at the Manx Grand Prix so it could be a exciting final couple of rounds. Michael McKerr won the 250cc N G Cup class ahead of Sean Morrison and Adrian Morris in third place. James Seath curretly leads the standings in the 250cc N G Cup class. Luke Scofield won the National 125cc race with Ronnie Harris in second place and Jack Worth in third.
Words - Paul Korkus
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