Norfolk duo race Brands GP track
Two Norfolk racers were in action on the Brands Hatch GPcircuit at the weekend.Fakenham rider Carl Nelson was competing in the latest round of the BMCRC Nationwide Championship.
Two Norfolk racers were in action on the Brands Hatch GPcircuit at the weekend.
Fakenham rider Carl Nelson was competing in the latest round of the BMCRC Nationwide Championship.
Riding in the Forza Extreme class, Carl went into the weekend placed second in the championship and was looking for some more good results.
After not getting much time on the track on the practice day due to torrential rain, he started the first race on Saturday from second on the grid.
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Nelson began the race well and was second for a few laps, before it started to rain again and conditions became slippery for the riders, who were all on slick tyres.
He was passed right on the line but still finished in a creditable fourth position.
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The track was drying out quickly for his second race and his decision to stay with slicks proved a good choice. He made a brilliant start to lead the race in to the first turn, eventually crossing the line in second.
Sam Bishop, of Horsford,claimed two fifth places in the Forze Extreme on the Saturday, followed by a pair of seconds the following day in which he was involved in some close racing with Nelson.
In the powerbikes Bishop qualified ninth and had two eighth-placed finishes in Sunday's two races.
"I was really pleased, considering the competition," he said.
"Lap times improved consistently over the weekend, with a personal best of 1.34.16. I was very pleased with the R1's performance round the long circuit."