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Unbeaten Morley looking to keep a grip at Snetterton

PUBLISHED: 12:10 02 May 2018

Liam Morley remains unbeaten after his visit to Snetterton. Picture: Nick Purdie

Liam Morley remains unbeaten after his visit to Snetterton. Picture: Nick Purdie

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The British Superkart Championship headlines the May Bank Holiday offering at Snetterton with round three of the F125 series – and Liam Morley is keen to remain unbeaten this year.

Chris Needham leading Liam Morley and Lee Harpham at the recent Cadwell Park meeting which Morley went on to claim victory. Picture: Nick PurdieChris Needham leading Liam Morley and Lee Harpham at the recent Cadwell Park meeting which Morley went on to claim victory. Picture: Nick Purdie

Current champion Morley cleaned up at both Oulton Park and Cadwell Park and if he maintains that form on Monday he will be well on his way to retaining his title.

Snetterton specialist Lee Harpham had to settle for second in the series last year, but has endured a troubled start to the 2018 season and relative newcomer Andrew Connor currently holds the position in the series.

Along with Danny Edwards and Kirk Cattermole, both winners last year, the fight for honours will be fast and furious as local interest is provided by Clint Bridge from Lowestoft and Roydon’s Ollie Ridout.

The Hyundai Coupe Cup is becoming increasingly popular, with Steve Kite and Wayne Rockett sharing the spoils in the recent rounds and with Cambridgeshire racer Alex Cursely, a two-time winner at Silverstone, in the mix a hotly contested pair of races is expected.

Paul Roddison travels to Norfolk having secured a brace of Mazda MX5 Max5 race victories at Pembury over Jeremy Shipley, who was narrowly beaten in the first encounter.

The MG Owners Club Championship always provides an interesting grid of cars from the classic MGB to the modern ZR saloons. David Mellor’s ZR tasted victory in round one but race two problems allowed Simon Kendrick’s MGF to triumph.

Lee Sullivan’s ZR beat Mellor in the next two races setting up a thrilling pair of races this Monday with Cambridgeshire’s Jim Baynam leading the classic contingent with his MGB Roadster.

Tom Stoten won the recent hour long endurance race for the Sports 2000s and such was his advantage the Gunn TS11 racer should be able to repeat the feat in the shorter Snetterton races.

The new for 2018 Ford Saloon Series, which kicks off the action at 11.50am, makes its first visit to Snetterton with double winner Simon Horrobin hoping to build upon his early-season successes at Lydden Hill.


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