Race riders right on the pace

Our sponsored riders are making good progress on the race track and lapping up their successes.

Father-and-son team Nick and Haydon Smith continue to dominate the British Motorcycle Racing Club’s Formula 400 Championship and sub 64 class.
Haydon was making his track debut at Pembrey, in Carmarthenshire, Wales, but Nick picked up where he left off there in 1994!
Haydon won the first race of the weekend with Nick just 0.214 seconds behind, putting him second in the full-power 400 class and first in the sub 64.
In race two, Haydon was second with Nick 0.145 behind but he took the sub 64 win and third overall.
Haydon crashed out from leading race three on the seventh lap but Nick took first place overall.
The fourth race saw Haydon finish second again with Nick third, this time just 0.074 seconds behind. But it gave Nick four wins out of four in the Sub 64 class.
After two rounds Nick is leading the full power Formula 400 championship with 142 points ahead of Haydon in second in the full power championship on 131 points.
Nick is even more dominant in the sub 64 championship with 175 points, 50 ahead of his nearest competitor. He has won seven of the eight races over the two rounds and had to pull out of the other one.
This month they go to Snetterton.

Matt Finch, of 445 One Ball Racing, notched up another personal best in round two of the No Limits Racing Metzeler Newcomer 600 class at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.
The 33-year-old, who is promoting It’s On The Ball testicular cancer charity and support group, was delighted with his best finish, especially as he’s riding a 2004 Yamaha R6.
“Compared to the rest of the bikes in the class, mine is a lot older and heavier, and I’m a lot older and heavier too, than a lot of the competition,” said Matt.
In the first race, Matt made up a handful of places on the start and continued to push through the field to finish 21st overall and 15th in class to score his first ever championship point.
Race two was delayed by rain but, starting from 24th, he avoided being one of the fallers and finished 26th and 19th in class.
It was third time lucky in race three when he opted late to change to a completely dry set up which paid off as most of the grid were on wet tyres.
Setting off from 26th, he made up lots of places between the start and turn two. Matt continued to make progress until a red flag at the beginning of lap four ended the race.
He was placed 10th overall and 9th in class.
“I am really pleased with the performance, especially the ninth position in class, which is my best ever,” he said.
Round three is at Donington Park National where Matt will also be competing in a five-hour endurance race with two other riders.

Fred Mcmullan is turning in some consistent finishes in the Bemsee MRO (Motorcycle Racing Organisation) 600 class.
Fred, 16, is back club racing this season while he also concentrates on his GCSEs.
Riding a 2020 Kawasaki 636 for the independent FDM Racing, Fred completed two races at Brands Hatch in March.
With more time on the bike he finished all four races at Pembrey last month with consistent finishes.
Race one saw him 17th overall and 11th in the MRO 600 class and race two was 13th and ninth.
The third race the following day saw Fred take 15th and 12th in class and race four 14th and 10th in class.
Fred is pleased with his performances and looking to continue improving over the next five rounds with the benefit of some mentoring from Foo Hinnells Racing.