Title still too close to call

Buxton rider Neil Addy. Photo: Steve Gough.
Buxton rider Neil Addy. Photo: Steve Gough.

HIGH Peak competitors took to the track for the penultimate round of the Darley Moor Motor Cycle Road Race Club Championship on Sunday.

In the Pre 98s ‘up to 500cc’ class, Tim Sayers won both races to open up a one-point lead in the championship over Buxton’s Robert Garmory, who could only manage two third-place finishes.

In one of the closest championships, the Sound of Thunder class, the top three were separated by just four points going into this round.

Steve Hill took flag to flag victories to top the championship standings. Original leader Chris Gardner took two third places, behind Buxton’s Neil Addy on both occasions, dropping him to second.

Another Buxton rider, Martyn Green, failed to finish the first race and was eighth in the second, dropping him down to third in the standings.

The winner in the Thunderfest event was the competitor who, after a practice session and one eight-lap ‘race’, could predict their own speed for the 17-lap second race. Amazingly, Glossop’s Rick Quilan, on a 900cc Honda, was within 0.21 seconds of his prediction.

The final round of the Darley Moor championship will be the Stars of Darley meeting on Sunday October 7.