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Barry Sheene Classic – Johnston Completes Supersport Quadruple

Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston left the Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough paddock today with no less than four feature Supersport wins from the Barry Sheene Classic.

After taking opening A class 600 triumphs yesterday, the re-started third middleweight class encounter originally red-flagged due to a deer visting! saw Johnston take the honours in a drama filled race which began with James Hind and Joe Akroyd making contact at Mere Hairpin on lap one.

It was DC Racing’s Mike Norbury who got the hole shot in front of 2019 Gold Cup winner Johnston and by the end of lap one he enjoyed a 1.5 second advantage.

Step by step though Johnston was reeling in Norbury, before a bellypan issue on lap four cruelly halted the Manchester racer from contending further for race victory.

Johnston went onto take the victory spoils by 1.858 seconds over Cowton Racing’s Dominic Herbertson whilst third place was secured by Tom Weeden.

Reflecting on Supersport race 4, whilst Johnston claimed a fourth successive class win, along the way setting the fastest lap of the meeting (1.49.683) you couldn’t but not be impressed with DC Racing’s Norbury, who endured better luck than in the previous 600 encounter.

Just 1.59 seconds behind multi North West 200, Ulster GP winner Johnston, he dipped under the 1 minute 50 seconds barrier, setting a best lap time of 1 minute 49.847 seconds.

Taking third behind Norbury was Peoples Bike Team supported Joe Akroyd, enjoying much better fortunes aboard his 675 Daytona Triumph mount.

Racers not mentioned yet to quietly gone under the radar with excellent Supersport (A) results have included Kingston Upon Hull’s Callum Ward, Sam Johnson, VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, 2018 Newcomers A Manx GP runner-up Steven Haddow and Scarborough newcomers James Hind, Harry Jackson.

Full results from today’s Barry Sheene Classic Supersport class A races, are as follows:

Supersport A Race 3:

1 Lee Johnston
2 Dominic Herbertson
3 Tom Weeden
4 Callum Ward
5 Sam Johnson
6 Harry Jackson
7 Steven Haddow
8 Brad Vicars
9 Daniel Forbes
10 Dan Harrison
11 Russell Brook
12 Toby Shann
13 Paul Marley
14 Aran Sadler
15 Richard Charlton
16 Don Gilbert
17 Rad Hughes

Supersport A Race 4:

1 Lee Johnston
2 Mike Norbury
3 Joe Akroyd
4 Dominic Herbertson
5 Tom Weeden
6 Brad Vicars
7 James Hind
8 Rob Hodson
9 Callum Ward
10 Steven Haddow
11 Sam Johnson
12 Harry Jackson
13 Toby Shann
14 Don Gilbert
15 Daniel Forbes
16 Paul Marley
17 Rad Hughes
18 Russell Brook

Words by Stevie Rial

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