Ford regains championship lead at Darley Moor

James Ford. Photo: Steve Gough.
James Ford. Photo: Steve Gough.

TWO race wins for High Peak rider James Ford saw him take over the lead of the Sound of Thunder class in the Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Championship.

Ford was in action during round six of the championship, held on Bank Holiday Monday.

Neil Addy. Photo: Steve Gough

Neil Addy. Photo: Steve Gough

The High Peak rider won both his races to lead the Sound of Thunder championship by three points from Long Eaton’s Jamie Medhurst, who was absent from the meeting. Chris Gardner of Whitwick was second, with Buxton’s Neil Addy third. Addy and Gardner switched their second and third places around in the second encounter.

Ford now leads the way with 75 points after six rounds, with Medhurst three points behind.

The penultimate round will take place on Sunday September 18. Practice begins at 10am, with the first race expected at 11.30am.

Admission is £11 for adults, £6 for senior citizens and free for kids under-16. Parking and paddock transfer is free.

For further information, visit www.darleymoor.co.uk.