UK Racers To The Fore At Chimay Classics

UK Racers To The Fore At Chimay Classics

Iconic sights, sounds, smells were in abundance at the latest Chimay Classics meeting.

Alongside victorious Belgian racers such as Jim Genin, Pascal Ghekiere, Tom Peeters, Endurance race victors Ludovic Landolfi/Dominique Isola, many UK racers enjoyed prodigious performances.

Prospective Manx GP newcomer, Cookstown 100 winner Andy Hornby, took wins in the second 350, 500 G2 category races.

Fellow yesteryear racing specialist David Tetley, took the spoils in the 500 G1 races whilst DCM Bellas BMW mounted Robert Dawson joined by Sebastien Bar, dominated the G1/G2 Sidecars encounters.

Added UK racers competing included 350 class front runner Steven Elliott, Mountain Course racing veteran Chris McGahan, Colin Stockdale, Steven Bedford, Ian James and Alistair Lingard.

Returning to the topic of those to emerge victorious at Chimay, Tobias Werner claimed back-to-back IHRO (International Historic Racing Organisation) 500 race victories.

Jeffrey Vermeulen took a brace of 750cc class triumphs whilst Post Classic successes respectively went to Dominique Jamin and Maarten Van Den Eynde.

Overall, a top event at Belgium’s most famous active roads circuit, which is primed this coming weekend for the third IRRC round of 2022.

Photo courtesy of Richard Vuillermet

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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