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Chimay Classics: Wrap Up

The final day of competition at the annual Classic meeting at Chimay, saw more British success, plus local heroes a plenty light up one of Belgium’s most prestigious and iconic motorsport venues.

Alex Sinclair made it back to back Post Classic victories, heading home Sven Ketels and Jimmy Lafineur, whilst fellow Brit Dean Stimpson headed the 500 G1 and IHRO classes.

Photo by Sophie Walls

Seasoned classic racing specialists Glen English, Keith Clarke and Steven Elliott all enjoyed rostrum finishes, as Will Loder secured 350 honours, whilst Colin Wilcock took the 250 spoils in front of Jan Vanlerberghe and Oldrich Wisniowski.

Additional solo class winners where as follows; Steve Atkin (750), Alain Vandriessche (500 G2) and Mike Hawthorne (50cc/200cc).

Looking back on the three wheeling action at Chimay, Kevin Hunt/Alan Cracknell got the better of Eddy Wright/Kieran Clarke in the G3 class race.

More British success followed in the G1/G2 race, with Ian Ashley/Roy Cunningham victorious in front of the evergreen Wright, partnered in this race by Sebastien Bar.

Greg Noble/John Szajnert took the GP/Post Classics spoils, in dominant style, finishing victorious by 12.44 seconds over nearest challengers Simon Horton/Steve Broadstock.

It’s not long till more pure road racing action at Chimay, with the growing in popularity Open Trophy meet set to be graced by IRRC giants and many of continental European’s leading roads exponents.

Words by Stevie Rial