Synonymous with two stroke machines, 2014 Formula 2 Classic TT runner-up Chris Moore reinforced his reputation at last month’s, Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races.
Astride his trusty TZ 250 Yamaha, ‘Rabbit’ attained second in the Geoff Duke Junior Superbike race, finishing just past 4.4 seconds behind Rhys Hardisty.
Pragmatic about finishing second best 250 runner at Billown, he stated:
“Obviously one position down from last year, didn’t have the pace to keep with Rhys in all honesty, he was flying, he’s a quick man around there but really happy, bike was good.”
Post Pre-TT action, Moore’s attentions turned to a first TT campaign in three decades.
Commenting about action aboard the former RC Express Racing Z650 Kawasaki, supported by Silverstar Services/iHeat Racing, which he took to second in last year’s Junior Manx Grand Prix, he said:
“Rented last year, bought in the winter off the team, it’s going really well apart from changing tyres, we had Metzelers on at the Manx last year, I could get a good deal on Bridgestone slicks.
Had a go on the slicks on Monday but it affected the handling so badly, that we are now back on the Metzeler treaded and it handled a lot better last night.
But it was so different to Monday, it was almost like getting reacquainted with the bike again, but we are on the right track.”
1996 Newcomers Lightweight Manx GP winner Moore, went onto add:
“You are on track with some seriously fast people, Jamie (Coward) and Mike Browne both came past me on the Twins last night (Wednesday qualifying) and my goodness they are a bit quick!
I’ve got a long way to move up to that speed, I need to try and get into enjoying it and riding my own thing and just been a part of this massive event.”
Photo credit: Nick Wheeler
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