The penultimate round of the 2020 Thundersport GB series has provided mixed results for many distinguished real road racing competitors.
For Lightweight Manx GP lap record holder Jim Hind, his quest to secure the 600 Elite class title has taken a blow or two following non finishes in today’s feature Supersport encounters.
Hind who took fourth in this month’s Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough looked on course for Supersport Race 1 spoils before dropping out of contention on lap five.
Another non finish would follow from the second eight lap middleweight class race stint, for a racer that various road racing aficionados believe will contend for top level results at future TT’s.
Joining Hind on Supersport class duty today included Aran Sadler, ‘Tommy Club’ member Steven Proctor, Kingston Upon Hull’s Callum Ward and 2013 Newcomers Manx GP winner Ben Rea.
Between them they collected six top 20 finishes with rising Oliver’s Mount talent Sadler, in particular quietly impressing with creditable 10th, 8th place finishes.
Moving onto towards the blue riband GP1 Sportsman & Elite class, improving Mountain Course force Phil Crowe came ultra close to scoring back to back victories.
The Market Rasen racer who’s Crowe Performance outfit presently heads the National Superstock 1000 Championship with Chrissy Rouse, was in great form at Oulton, finishing just 0.139, 0.382 respectively behind Lee Williams in today’s 1000cc encounters.
DC Racing’s Mike Norbury, Wigan’s Josh Daley each claimed a podium finish whilst Daniel Forbes 18th quickest rider at the 69th Scarborough Gold Cup, finished twice second best Sportsman exponent from the eight lap races.
Words by Stevie Rial