Holmes turns the tables to head back to the Top !
ACU British Quad Championship Landrake Round 3
Paul Holmes returned to the top of the ACU British Quad Championship without winning a race after a real spectacle of top quality riding at Landrake in Cornwall. With an unexpected down pour of 10mm of rain on Saturday afternoon the event looked in doubt, but after some tremendous track work by the land owner and his crew, the event was on and it saw 3 separate race winners and some tremendous racing all day, with dust kicking up by Moto 2
Fastest in qualifying was Holmes over Carl Bunce and David Cowan.
Race 1 and it was Brad Frost with the hole shot over Dafydd Davies, but they were both soon overhauled by Championship leader Mark McLernon, who quickly built up a commanding lead. Bunce came through to second, but it was behind him in the race for 3rd that saw the changes in the latter part of the race. Firstly Frost running 4th and holding off Holmes lost a wheel with four laps to go and then Davies who was looking a comfortable 3rd suffered an engine seizure with two laps to go to open the door for Holmes to take 3rd ---and what an important few extra points that proved to be on the day!
On to race 2 and a storming Hole shot from wildcard George Day. Looking back at the start line and McLernon looked in trouble as he was dead last off the line leaving him self an impossible task. The race was on ahead of him and it was Day who backed his hole shot up with a determined performance to take the win over Bunce in 2nd and George Callaway in 3rd. McLernon worked on damage limitation and got back to a credible 10th place.
Going in to race 3 and with two seconds in the first two races, was this to be Bunce’s day or could Holmes take the glory? From the gate it was “Luckless” George Callaway who lead the way and what followed was a pure master class of racing between Callaway and Holmes. Lap after lap Holmes looked to get by, but a determined Callaway matched him all the way and held his lines to take a well deserved win over Holmes by just 0.5 seconds at the finish flag,
However, the biggest smile of the day ended up on the face of Paul Holmes who with consistent finishers of 3rd/4th and a 2nd took the overall win and now leads the Championship by a slender two points over Mark McLernon.
Under 21 class was won by Callum Bates with Walker experiencing a rare engine failure
In Moto 2, Davies experiencing the same in race 1 although completed 50% of the race earning him the 2nd spot and Bevan with a well-earned third.
1st Paul Holmes (3,4,2), 2nd George Callaway (9,3,1), 3rd Mark McLernon (1,10,3)
U21’s: 1st Callum Bates, 2nd Dafydd Davies, 3rd James Bevan
Rookie winner was Brad frost despite his wheel incident.
Angry Holeshot money collected by Brad Frost, Daffyd Davies and George Callaway.
The British battles recommence at the fabulous Foxhills track in Wiltshire on 25th June
Alongside The ACU British sidecars with a quad support class and a Evo & Super Evo Group to round off the Line ups for this one off type Nora Promoted event! Should be exciting …
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