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Barry Sheene Classic: General Lee Banks Hat Trick Of Supersport Triumphs, Spada Supported Norbury Impresses

Sunday’s Supersport A class action at the Barry Sheene Classic, saw Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston add two more middleweight class triumphs to his already extremely lucrative, impressive 2019 pure road racing CV.

Supersport A Race 2:

Put again under tenacious, solid pressure from Spada supported Mike Norbury, the first 600 encounter of the day would see Monster Energy Supersport TT race 1 victor Johnston gradually pull away from Manchester’s Norbury.

He went onto bank race honours by just over 2.5 seconds, with the aforementioned Norbury, VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars wrapping up the top three finishers.

2018 Senior Manx GP runner-up Stephen Parsons placed an excellent fourth, Adrian Harrison clinched fifth as Kingston Upon Hull’s Callum Ward also caught the eye with a strong run to sixth.

Rounding out the first ten finishers were Scarborough debutant Joe Akroyd, KY-JAX Racing’s Ben Shuttlewood, Ruthless Racing backed Julian Tillotson and the RAF’s Rad Hughes.

Barry Sheene Classic: Supersport A Race 2 result, is as follows:

1 Lee Johnston
2 Mike Norbury
3 Brad Vicars
4 Stephen Parsons
5 Adrian Harrison
6 Callum Ward
7 Joe Akroyd
8 Ben Shuttlewood
9 Julian Tillotson
10 Rad Hughes
11 Richard Charlton
12 Stephen Degnan
13 Russell Brook
14 Rodger Wibberley
15 Daniel Forbes
16 Brian Clark
17 Tobias George

Supersport A Race 3:

Supersport (A) race three, which would unfortunately prove the final race of this year’s Barry Sheene Classic, due to persistent mist embarking upon Oliver’s Mount, showcased again the talents and some of eight times International Road Race winner Lee Johnston.

Not as dominant as in the previous 600 encounter, Johnston still enjoyed at the end of the eight lap race, an advantage of 1.9 seconds over impressive lead chaser Norbury, who collected a third successive runner-up finish.

Trickbits Racing backed Joe Thompson rounded out the first three finishers, Julian Tillotson finished a more than respectable fourth, whilst remaining racers to finish inside the top ten were East Yorkshireman Callum Ward, Joe Akroyd, VRS Racing’s Vicars, Richard Charlton, Rad Hughes and Southern 100 rostrum finisher Ben Shuttlewood.

Barry Sheene Classic: Supersport A Race 3 result, is as follows:

1 Lee Johnston
2 Mike Norbury
3 Joe Thompson
4 Julian Tillotson
5 Callum Ward
6 Joe Akroyd
7 Brad Vicars
8 Richard Charlton
9 Rad Hughes
10 Ben Shuttlewood
11 Mick Goodings
12 Rodger Wibberley
13 Stephen Degnan
14 Daniel Forbes
15 Russell Brook
16 Colin Croft
17 Tobias George
18 Brian Clark

Words by Stevie Rial