The final EMRA (East Midlands Racing Association) Mallory Park round of 2021, yielded nothing but tumultuous moments for Huddersfield’s Marcus Tatchell.
Crowned last weekend 2021 EMRA Formula 400, Open 500 class Champion, Tatchell who was amongst the leading Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough newcomers at May’s Bob Smith Spring Cup, gained on Saturday a brace of Open 500 race triumphs plus placed runner-up in the sole 400cc machinery encounter.
Manx GP stalwart Rodger Wibberley placed 11th overall, fourth in class from the Pre-Injection race whilst up coming roads pilot Jack Petrie claimed Super Twins honours.
Feature race of the meeting, the Race of The Year previously won by legends, greats including Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene, Pat Hennen, Graeme Crosby, Michael Rutter and 2009 Senior TT winner Steve Plater was scooped by Buildbase Suzuki’s Gino Rea.
It’s worth noting that while BSB race winner Rea is mostly known for his purpose built circuit racing calibre, he has previously competed on the roads, sampling the Netherlands located Oss, Varsselring roads courses.
Photo credit: Michael Wincott
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou