VMCC British Historic Racing

VMCC British Historic Racing 2012 Championships-Darley Moor Round

Darley CrampA slickly organised program of 40 races at Darley Moor over two days by the VMCCs British Historic Racing provided plenty of excitement as riders competed to improve their standing in the 2012 Championship tables. No quarter was given or asked for.

Everyone had come here to win or to improve their standings. There were outstanding performances by Mervyn Stratford on his incredible Rudges and from Scott Harris on his Ducati and on his Norton Kirby. Rob Lawton continues to impress with his inspired rides on the big Laverda which gave him the fastest lap (80.86 mph) of the weekend in the Classic Racer Magazine BEARS race on Sunday. Rob did’nt get it all his own way as Ron Paget and the Guzzi and the BMW’s of Ben Kingham and Ron Maul are still in there with a chance.

Other delights included the sight and sounds of the ‘Triples’ of Tim Woolley and Gary Irons as they contested the Solo Specials race for pre-1973 machines over 500cc. The Scooters continued to amaze and delight as they dice for position in every race. Sunday’s race for the 3-wheelers produced the closest finish of the weekend with Neil Smith and Greg Bibby crossing the line for third place with 1/10th second between them. The Morgan 3-wheeler Challenge Races were text book examples of how to extract the best from a racing Morgan by Greg Bibby and Bill Tuer.

The best race of the day was the Sunday encounter between the 350cc and 250cc machines for the Palletforce and the Goodwin Championships with Nick Bedford, Seb Perez and Mervyn Stratford challenging for the lead right up to the flag.

The absence of some of the riders at the tops of the tables means that most of the championship places will be decided at Cadwell Park on the weekend of 29/30 September.

BHR Calendar 2012 (Round Remaining);
Cadwell Park 29/30 September

BHR Spectator Parades
BHR will be holding ACU “PR5” & “PR6” Parades at all of the above meeting. PR5 Spectator Parades give the opportunity to ride your road bike on the circuits having complied with the rules governing these parades. PR6 Race Parades are for Race Machines only and require an ACU Race or Parade license. Certain Road license types are also permissible.