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Road Racer’s Adventures: Darley Moor Season Opener

Racers renowned for their pure road racing exploits starred and some at the first Darley Moor meeting of 2021, including Wigan’s Josh Daley.

Nine times a top fifty TT finisher, Daley who took 12th in the 2018 Superbike Classic TT proved more than a match for today’s quality competition that included the Bathams Racing duo of Michael Rutter & Taylor Mackenzie.

Second behind British Superstock 1000’s Mackenzie within the allcomers up to 1300cc race, the corresponding Open Solos/Pre Injection Open races combined would prove ultra prodigious with back to back race wins claimed.

Nine times Macau GP winner Rutter took a hat-trick of top three finishes whilst others carrying impressive roads event CV’s in action at Darley Moor included:

700cc Super Twins race victor, TT Races stalwart Jim Hodson, Sidecars race winners Lee Crawford/Scott Hardie, Doncaster’s Mark Goodings.

Richard Charlton, Hefyn Owen, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough regular Stephen ‘Degsy’ Degnan, Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Rob Hodson and Lightweight Manx GP lap record holder, leading next generation roads talent James Hind.

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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