The 10 lap Robert Holden Memorial feature race at Wanganui, named in honour of the former TT winner, saw a race long battle between Tony Rees and Horst Saiger.
There was nothing in it throughout between, two riders with varying degrees of experience around the Cemetery Circuit.
On lap seven Rees, set a new outright lap record, following lap time of 49.052 seconds, despite this feat, Saiger was still close behind, determined to seal a maiden feature race victory, at New Zealand’s premier roads meeting.
It was Tony Rees though who emerged on top, at the end of the 10 lap race, as he took his total of feature race wins on the Cemetery Circuit, to seven.
Photo by Craig Dawson
Second place finisher, Horst Saiger showcased again why many consider him continental Europe’s leading roads exponent, following a world class display on the Red Devils Racing ZX10R Kawasaki.
Scott Moir, feature race winner at Paeroa, completed the top three finishers.
Toby Summers was fourth, Jamie Maindonald was fifth as Daniel Mettam impressed in finishing a more than creditable sixth.
The top ten was rounded out by Ray Clee, Mitch Rees, Rogan Chandler and Damon Rees.
13 times TT winner Michael Dunlop, was a non starter for the feature event, of the 2016 Wanganui Road Races.
Wanganui – Robert Holden Memorial Feature Race Results:
1 Tony Rees
2 Horst Saiger
3 Scott Moir
4 Toby Summers
5 Jamie Maindonald
6 Daniel Mettam
7 Ray Clee
8 Mitch Rees
9 Rogan Chandler
10 Damon Rees
11 Jason Bardell
Words by Stevie Rial