DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters

DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters – Edmondson Doubles Up

Richard Sawyer (69) & Doug Edmondson (14, both TZR 250 Yamaha)After the heavy snow at the opening round of the season, the DFDS Seaways Yamaha Past Masters, were making an unscheduled appearance this weekend, rerunning all four races from the abandoned meeting in March.

Despite it being the middle of June, conditions were not a whole lot better, with heavy rain throwing up some interesting battles at the front of the field.

Doug Edmondson scored his second win of the season in race one, bettering his Wave Racing teammate Richard Sawyer by just over a second. Series leader Dean Stimpson rode to a safe third, 11 seconds back of the leader. As conditions dried for race two, Stimpson surged into an early lead on his Newvic Property Services Yamaha TZR250, crossing the line six seconds ahead of reigning champion Graham Higlett, with Edmondson again on the podium in third.

As conditions worsened on Sunday, Edmondson took his second win of the weekend in race one, helped by the fact that Richard Sawyer crashed on the warm up lap at Oggies.

Stimpson rode to a solid second place while the most impressive ride of the race went to Len Whalin, who came through the field to take a well-deserved third place, fending off the likes of Ben Miles and impressive rookie and wet-specialist Matt Barber.

Torrential rain again made the final race of the weekend a tricky affair, with rookie Matt Barber taking an early lead. But he was unable to hang on to it as Richard Sawyer came through the field from the back of the grid to take the lead and his first win in the class.

Barber held on for an equally impressive second place, with Edmondson on the podium again in third.