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Tom Weeden Enjoys Great Year Of Pure Road Racing

Tom Weeden in 2014 has enjoyed a great year of pure road racing. The season began for the highly rated rider at the Ian Watson spring cup road races at Oliver’s Mount where Tom secured highly respectable seventh place finish in opening supersport race.

Next road race on the cards for him was the Vauxhall international North West 200 where he would be making his debut around the triangle. Solid 24th place finish was recorded in opening supersport race whilst supersport race 2 would see 675 Daytona Triumph mounted Tom acquire excellent top 20 finish.

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Back at Oliver’s Mount for the Barry Sheene road race festival would see two excellent days racing around the iconic road race circuit for a rider who enjoys competing around the mount. Supersport races saw 4th and 5th place finishes achieved following excellent all round performances.

Top six placing was secured in opening modern senior race, following his top results at the Barry Sheene road race festival attention turned to the third meet around Oliver’s Mount in 2014 the cock of the north road races.

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Supersport race 1 provided Tom with fantastic fourth position after he produced one of his best performances of the season to date. Senior A races 1 and 2 provided him with highly commendable 5th and 8th place finishes, having already had a good year so far of road racing Tom’s confidence was high going into competing around the mountain course for the second time at the 2014 Manx Grand Prix.

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Junior Manx Grand Prix proved to be one of the most competitive races of the week and one that the 675 Daytona Triumph mounted rider excelled in with consistent 32nd place finish, new personal best lap speed of 113.367 mph and second Triumph mounted rider home in the race.

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Although technical issues forced retirement in senior Manx Grand Prix Tom still enjoyed his second time competing around the most famous road racing circuit in the world.

Final road race of the season for the rising road racing star was the 2014 Scarborough gold cup which began with two accidents for him on day one of racing, despite this what was to happen on day two of this years gold cup more than made up for the misfortunes on day one.

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Following a superb all round performance Tom had recorded his first win around Oliver’s Mount in second senior B race. Second David Jefferies cup provided him with more than creditable top six placing where he was leading Triumph mounted rider, next race on the horizon was the big one of the weekend the Steve Henshaw international gold cup.

Tom sealed eight position at the end of the eight lap race where he was second supersport 600 rider home to round off his top season of road racing in fine style. The future is bright for Tom Weeden who in the years to come has every opportunity of becoming a multiple times winner around Oliver’s Mount plus of becoming an established front runner at the Manx Grand Prix.

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