In spite of the pesky rain, quagmire scenes in the paddock, the bulk of Aberdare Park Road Race competitors enjoyed a productive return to Wales only active pure road race.
Day two of competition around the under one miles long Aberdare Park course saw Welsh Open victor Davey Todd, as during Saturday’s proceedings turn on the style on route to taking his overall event wins total to twelve.
Wilson Craig Racing team mate, Welsh Open runner-up Chris Burns finished second in no less than nine races from the weekend’s action whilst front runners from Sunday also included:
Welsh Classics overall winner Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams, ‘Tommy Club’ member Dan Ingham, 50cc pace setter John Cooke, 80cc pace setter James Widdowson and Welsh Open Consolation Race 2 winner, York’s Joe Thompson.
Joining them in grabbing hard fought top three finishes included the following:
Faraldo Racing’s Sam Grief, Jack Petrie, Geoffrey Lunn and popular Welsh roads exponents Rhys Hardisty, Matt Rees, Justin Collins and Jay Bellers Smith.
In total 22 racers ranging from BSB, Moto GP to national racing backgrounds on Sunday claimed finishes of third or better.
As previously mentioned, the weather wasn’t perfect, paddock conditions weren’t either but I think on the whole a pretty positive return for the now over seventy years old Aberdare Park Road Races.
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou