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Cliffhanger Hill Climb Round Up

Based in Gladstone, New Zealand, the Cliffhanger Hill Climb, although as titled a Hill Climb, has more than a touch of a road racing vibe about it, given the open roads and smooth riding style required to master the fast flowing course.

Fastest from Saturday, Sunday’s timed action at Gladstone was Featherston based Shannon Dellow, powering his 2008 spec GSX-R 1000 Suzuki to a best lap time of 2 minutes 15.622 seconds, which equates speed wise to 101.271 mph.

Nearest pursuers to Dellow were C2 class pace setters Jean Pierre Bouchet (2.20.365), Doyle Matautia (2.21.156) whilst Sunday C2 class front runner Steven Gregg (2.21.622) placed overall fourth quickest.

Overall today nine competitors piloting a mix of Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Triumph machinery registered sub 2 minute 30 second lap times whilst a further five racers, dipped below the 2 minute 40 seconds lap mark.

Results in full from Sunday’s high speed Cliffhanger Hill Climb action, reads as follows:

(Best lap time located near racers name)

1 Shannon Dellow 2.19.639
2 Steven Gregg 2.21.622
3 Doyle Matautia 2.21.919
4 Jean Pierre Bouchet 2.23.334
5 Ben Tippins 2.25.8
6 Chris Dyson 2.26.681
7 Terry Moran 2.28.262
8 Ben Nikolaison 2.28.833
9 James Rogers 2.29.258
10 Warren Goodin 2.31.149
11 Craig Smith 2.32.485
12 Macos Cook 2.32.549
13 Jason Holton 2.37.537
14 Jon Cianci 2.38.467
15 Matt Cox 2.40.354
16 James Manning 2.42.507
17 Michael Luckie 2.43.187
18 Paul Duncan 2.43.33
19 Andrew Boldero 2.46.67
20 Mark Russel 2.47.504
21 Burt Cook 2.48.86
22 Dion Witham 2.51.135
23 Alex Horvat 2.52.299
24 Steven Lee 2.53.068
25 Jason Kershaw 2.53.205
26 Aaron Mcghie 2.53.544
27 Byron Carter 2.58.147
28 Jon Rawcliffe 3.02.122
29 Ryan Knight 3.03.086
30 Clive Banks 3.07.846
31 Tony Murphy 3.09.486
32 Les Rasmussen 3.10.74
33 Charlie Fairbrother 3.16.665
34 Chris Roberts 3.26.639

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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