Isle of Man, Mad Sunday, Kipper Road Race Report (By Dave Cain)
Finally got round to pen a few words on the Peel kipper Races .
It’s been a busy season but we now have a gap of four weeks, so a bit of a rest .
The big day came and 20,000 people descended on Peel on one of the hottest day for some time . It's a new event and all the teething problems soon surfaced .
With access to the inner section of the track closed off, spectators gagging for lager in the heat were soon opening barriers to cross and holding up the racing.
Motosyko Events soon tweaked things with their top crew off marshals and racing got underway. We got in two practice sessions and two races, before road closure time got the better of us ,but the track time I have to say was tremendous , the big ,long straight up round the Kipper yards, round the uphill hairpin, round a S bend of bails, past the Viking museum and the quayside, round the sweeping right hander past the Creek pub to the full commentating of the Common Taiters, Radio Fassaag and T.V.coverage by Jamie Whittam, who said it was like Monaco with all the yachts right on the course.
Hudson took both races in fine style , with the nearest challenge coming from young "Mish" on the honda,who was right up Hudsons pipe for a few laps in race 2 ,till he binned it right outside the pub, the worst place to do that, but he bounced back on it just as quick and was off again , to the cheers of the drunks.
So Hudson got a full house," Mish" 2nd and Doney 3rd .
Nice for Hudson to win a “T.T. Week” race in his families ex homeland and right outside the Viking museum , as Kennaugh is an old Viking name ,Victor was chuffed as well .
The Trophy was presented to Hudson in the T.T. Grandstand pits, quite fitting and has not happened since the sixties for 50’s.
That is the last time we will be racing that track, it was too difficult as a track to manage and the pit area would he too small for more riders that have promised to come next year , so Hudsons times will stand for all time. Full race report in the newsletter shortly.
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Isle of Man Classic 50 Racing Club, 2016 Championship results:
Round 11 Manx Results and report from Dave Cain
“At Jurby yesterday, Richard Done achieved three wins.
In heat one, 1st place went to Richard Done, followed by Matty Draper and Andy Watts.
The returning Watts posed no threat to placings, but riding a borrowed Honda which he took to it like a duck to water, put the cat amongst the pigeons.
As to the tight championship top slots, these will now go to the wire in the last round.
In heat 2 the finishing order was Richard Done 1st place, then Andy Watts and Martin Stratford Parson.
In the final round ,chaos, reigned ! On the first lap Done, Watts and Cain were flung off. The race re-started with Watts and Cain in the medic tent, with bikes wrecked.
A re-mounted Richard Done won, with Draper , and Stratford Parson in second and third place .
A special mention must go to the clubs youngest member and adopted Manx club member Gareth Arnold, out for the first time on a pit bike.
Gareth managed to shrink his time down to 1.04 secs in the final. Several ex Grand Prix men were there and agreed that Gareth approached it professionally, getting to grips with the bike and each corner, gradually building it all up to get a 1.04 at his first attempt, well done Gareth !
Thought for the day, how come you can be in your 60s or a teenager and if you get flung off your bike , 15 secs later ,regardless of injury, you are upright ,on the grass. Football players can stay down for 15 mins with a tap on the ankle, this is not bravado, its the thought of half a dozen ,screaming nutters due round for another lap ! F.A. take notice, you don't need a doctor with a sponge , try a cattle prod with a 15 sec delay . ”
15th March 2017
Mike Rhodes has taken some amazing drone video footage of 50cc Motosyko bikes in action practicing at Jurby circuit.