Family team mates continue winning streak

Father-and-son race team Nick and Haydon Smith continue to set the pace as the riders to beat in the British Motorcycle Racing Club Formula 400 championship.

Nick has 365 points and Haydon 336 after round five at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. There are two rounds left.

The Hi-Precision Engineering team mates, whom we support, put their Kawasaki ZXR400s on the first two rows after qualifying in the wet.

The rain cleared for the first race and Haydon, number 25, managed to get out in front and stay there to win the 400 class. Nick, number 151, was second in the 400 and first in the sub 64 class.

Haydon also won the second race, in front from the first corner, but Nick was beaten in the sub 64 class by Alan Major. Nick finished second in class and third overall.

Haydon’s one DNF per race weekend trend continued with an electrical fault on lap five putting him out of race three. Fortunately it was fixed for the fourth and final race. Nick won the Formula 400 race and sub 64 class.

Haydon took top honours again in race four. Nick got past him on the second lap for half a lap, showing how to ride the twisty bits, before Haydon used his extra power to get past on the start-finish straight.

He went on to take a decent lead for his third win of the weekend. Nick finished second overall and again won the sub 64 class.