DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters – Records Smashed As Parbury Returns
Mark Parbury put in a rare appearance in the DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters, riding the TZR250 his father used to race in the class, and promptly set about beating lap records.
Parbury set a pole time of 1:57.937, but bettered that still come race one, with a 1.57:155, a new YPM lap record. He took the win, and was followe across the line by Michael Russell and Jesse Jones. However, with Russell ineligible in the points, second was awarded to Jones, with Steve King third.
In race two Parbury took off into the distance again, and the battles ensued behind. But it all changed when the rain arrived midway through, with a number of riders dropping out after getting caught out in the changing conditions.
Jones crashed out, as did Clubman Cup series leader Doug Edmondson, as well as a host of mid-pack.
Parbury took the win, from King and Pat Herron.
BMCRC F1 & F2 Sidecars – Bell and Belsey Dominant In Cheshire
Suzuki LCR1000 pairing of Phil Bell and Tony Belsey were dominant in the Bemsee sidecars, the F1 outfit taking both wins, the first by 30 seconds. But as British championship runners, they did not take points.
The F1 win in the BMCRC class was awarded to Cable and Pawsey in race one, and Archer and Grimes in race two.
F2 pairing Miles Bennet and Shelley Smithes were second on both occasions and the leading F2 outfit.