It was a weekend for records as NG Road Racing enjoyed the superb conditions at Pembrey. Following a couple of disappointing weekends weather-wise at Brands and Mallory, the riders were keen to make amends in the third round – and that is exactly what they did, with no less than six lap records!
In the premier class of NG Road Racing – The Phoenix Motorcycles Open – Phil Bevan was undoubtedly the happiest man on track. A brilliant weekend saw the man who is renowned as ‘master of Pembrey’ live up to his billing to produce two race wins and a new lap record, which puts him in the overall lead in the championship.
Joseph Thomas continued his domination in the Formula 125 class – racking up two more easy wins (lapping every rider in the field in race two!) to extend his lead at the top of the championship.
It was a similar story in the 450cc Open, as Chris Beverly cruised to two wins and 50 more points in his pursuit for the title.
The Pirelli UK GP45 class saw Peter Carr break the lap record on his way to two wins from the weekend as he edged out Matthew Andrew. And the records kept on tumbling, as Tom Palmer and Phil Webber set quickest lap times in the 1300cc and 700cc Pre Injection classes respectively.
The other story of the weekend came in the Newcomers classes. First, Will Jones broke the lap record on his way to a victory in the 500 class. Then 18-year-old Welshman Dale Thomas stunned everybody by finishing 50 seconds ahead of his closest rival and setting yet another new lap record in the process – this won him the ‘Rider of the Meeting’ award.
After an outstanding weekend of racing, everyone at NG will be hoping that their visit to Donington Park on the 2-3 of June will be just as amazing and – you never know – records could fall again!