Perfectly mixing up some old school grassy hill side appeal together with testing modern motocross layout Landrake in Cornwall was the superb venue for round four of the 2014 GT Cup.
Ripping to the win four times out of five on a shortened course, Billy Moriarty once again came to the fore in the Judd Racing Autos. Moriarty only dropped points in race five as the weekend runner up and new championship leader Kyle Ingram beat him to the flag.
The overall win for Moriarty lifts him to championship fifth. In the close battle behind the leading pair Bayliss Utting started well with a fine second in heat one – ultimately Utting was to nudge out James Parker for podium third.
Aided by supercharged wins in heats one and five overall victory on home turf tasted extra sweet for Louie Kessell as he topped the EHR Junior 65cc podium. Following his wins in the other three heats and then taking the lead in the final gambit junior hot shot Eddie Jay Wade appeared to have the overall in the bag – but all was scuppered with a lap three spill and a lengthy delay. Wade settled for second overall as James Rowe took third with his best show of the year running in four excellent third place results.
Growing in confidence with every round Calum Mitchell is proving the stand out star in the small wheel 85s. Four more heat wins and the overall victory for the third round on the spin now cements his place at the top of the standings.
Ryan Tanner with a blistering show which included the fastest lap was the other heat winner. Second overall on the weekend and highlighted with three third place returns went to Adam Collins as Ryan Mundell made a solid overall third. Elsewhere in the section along with Tanners up and down weekend Sam Nunn was particularly unlucky after running 2-4-3 in the opening three heats.
Tommy Lockhart, Harry Kimber, Harry Pritchard and Todd Ritchie formed a quality quartet in the B/W 85s and they all had a shot at the overall. It was Lockhart who eventually prevailed with three scorching wins on his card as Kimber took second following a consistent weekend going 4-3-3-3-3.
Pritchard ran riot to win heats three and five and following a mid-pack finish in race one he can count himself unfortunate to only make third overall. In a really tight scrap for podium places Richie for his part claimed fourth overall bolstered with a brace of second place finishes and he ended up just two points off the runners up spot.
In a compelling section where the power swings back and forth Henry Siddiqui pocketed a much over due overall win going 2-1-1-1-1 in the MXY2 lites. Brilliantly getting to grips with the MBO Yamaha Siddiqui was imperious as championship leader Tony Saunders (Dantec Husqvarna) made second overall with a weekend of second and third place returns. Joe Clayton was jubilant in third overall especially so after running second in heat three.
Wild card runners Jack Brunel and Will Worden ran away with the all plaudits in a full line up of screaming 125cc smokers with the major plaudit going to Brunel following his four race wins. Worden duly took the other win and three seconds for section silver as series leader Jim Davies showed all of his experience taking third in all encounters. In championship terms a solid show from Henry Williams taking fourth overall moves him into championship second.
In the British Clubman Championship races another superb wild card show coming from Lloyd Pettett stole the show. Pettett in the frame weekend long nailed two wins and two seconds as Ben Harrison and Dan Maxey claimed the other maximum points. Harrison for the second round running was never lower than race third and his second overall was fully deserved.
With an improved day two performance going 2-1 Maxey took third overall. In the series standings Harrison now takes over at the top as Rob Wood following a disappointing round slips down to championship second.
With four more electrifying MX23 championship wins to his name Carlton Husband has now moved to within one point of series leader Ashley Smith. Another demolition job from Husband as he and Lanes Honda man Alfie Smith once again left the rest well behind. Finishing generally thirty seconds or more in front of the pack Alfie Smith carded all the seconds as Ashley Smith headed the rest home in all four encounters. George Clark had another decent weekend in the office and following his 5-4-4-4 show he took fourth overall and holds series third.