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Craig Robertson Secures Maiden Oliver’s Mount Top Three Finish

Craig Robertson secured his first top three finish at Oliver’s Mount, during the Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki, following a brilliant second in the opening solo non qualifiers race.

Competing on his own teams ZX7R Kawasaki, Craig who started the race in fifth, soon battled his way into top three finishing contention, by the end of lap one he was into third.

From here he kept up a strong pace around the mount, to eventually in second place.

Reflecting, on a brilliant result, Craig said on his CMR Racing Facebook page:

“The first non qualifiers race I started 5th, after a decent start going into turn 1 in 3rd, I was baulked by a 600 who was a right pig to pass as he would draft back past on the power.

Once I block passed him into memorial out and kept him behind into farm bends I managed to make a gap and catch my good mate Rad Hughes who was at that time lying in 2nd, I passed him on the brakes into turn 1 and tried to get after Mike Mace who had disappeared on his shiny new blade.

No chance of that but I did set my fastest ever lap of a 2’03 flat… so a PB and a podium to boot, my first at the Mount!”

Added positive moments from the Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki for Craig, included finishing a very creditable 11th in the re run of the Bob Smith Spring Cup.

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Eleventh and ninth place finishes where sealed in the Barry Sheene trophy races.

Although an incident followed in the second non qualifiers race which was merged with the second modern senior encounter, it was still overall a highly productive meeting for Craig.

Commenting on his CMR Racing Facebook page, Craig summed up the meet with these words:

“Overall a very encouraging meeting, settings are coming along in both wet and dry, and we are starting to show what we are truly capable of!”

Craig is all set to return to Oliver’s Mount in September, for the prestigious Scarborough Gold Cup, he is currently on the lookout for supersport and super twin machinery to compete on at the mount, alongside his own teams ZX7R Kawasaki.

Words by Stevie Rial

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