Needing every square inch of paddock space the combined and impressive masses of the GT Cup gathered last weekend at the Warmingham Lane venue in Cheshire.

This was round three of seven, and with the expansive circuit a might slippery on top to begin with the adults had the pleasure of laying down the initial racing lines.

Following qualification first racing blood went to Daniel Maxey as he completely dominated the opening British Championship clubman heat. Ben Harrison impressed in second as series leader Rob Wood ran in with a third.


Over the course of the two day event Maxey carried his unstoppable form eventually taking home a glorious maximum points score. In heats two, three, and four Wood upped his game with three seconds, and ultimately second overall was his prize.

Harrison was never lower than race third and he claimed section bronze as Junior Thomas edged out Jake Preston for weekend fourth.

There was yet more conclusive domination in the Under 23s as Carlton Husband ran riot racking up three scorching wins, but this time tempered with a first race DNF. Spectacular action from Husband but he had to settle for sixth overall as Alfie Smith nailed the weekend victory taking second in all four encounters.

Ashley Smith with a hard charging determined show deservedly won the days opener – this after Husband went missing, and Ashley Smith went on to take podium second going 1-3-5-3. It was a likewise gutsy show coming from Ben Putnam (3-4-4-5) which rewarded him with third overall but all things considered there was little to choose between Putnam and fourth overall man George Clarke.

Continuing the theme of domination arguably the best show at round three came from Jack Brunel as he piloted his Yamaha to five jaw dropping wins in the 125cc smoker class. With this section noted for its total competitiveness the second place finishes got shared out, Fraser Curtis, Rob Yates and Jim Davies grabbed one each and Henry Williams finished with a flying Sunday 2-2.

A disastrous day one however left Williams in sixth overall, Michael Ellis rode his socks off at times for overall fifth, and Rob Yates was always in with a good shout for third. It was Fraser Curtis however with another never say die weekend who grabbed podium third as Davies in the runners up spot stretched his series lead going 3-3-2-4-3.

By complete contrast in the Youth MXY2 Lites no such domination about as Kyle Lane won heat one. Tony Saunders triumphed in heat two, Ethan Gatenby sizzled best third time around as Saunders won again in race four. Henry Siddiqui took his new Yamaha ride to victory in race five and all added up it meant section leader Saunders had extended his series advantage.

Kyle Lane got his championship back on track with a well deserved second overall as Gatenby impressed again in third overall. The most improved performance came from fourth overall and top qualifier Charlie Putnam.

In the 85 B/Ws a new championship leader emerged as victory in heats two three and four, helped Harry Kimber secure his second overall win. Harry Pritchard claimed the race win in heat five but even with Kimber faltering down in seventh Pritchard had to be content with second overall.

Another rattling good show from Pritchard going 4-3-2-3-1 and he holds series second. Tommy Lockhart and Ethan Winchester battled hard for section third with Winchester winning a close fought opening gambit featuring the pair. But disappointing results in heats two and five meant fourth overall for Winchester as Lockhart made third with three ripping seconds on his card.

Moving on to the 85 S/Ws and here only Tyler Rowe managed to dent the runaway armour of Calum Mitchell. Rowe nailed a terrific win second time around but otherwise this was a proper Michell mauling as he won four from five. Tommy Clarke was super consistent all weekend and with three seconds and two thirds he finished in section silver. Ryan Tanner hit third overall with one second as best and he was always in the picture too.

In the EHR 65s domination was hardly the word to fully justify as Eddie Jay Wade not only won all five in champion fashion but was also capable of gapping the field by an embarrassing margin at times.

Louie Kessell, apart from a slight slip up in race four was totally solid making second place his very own as Charlie Heyman turned in his best of the year thus far grabbing third overall.

Matching the immaculate conclusive two day shows coming from Messrs Maxey, Brunel and Jay Wade also add the name of Billy Moriarty as he swept the board clean in the Judd Racing Autos. In the tight battle behind Ollie Comer fought hard to claim runners up spot with two third place finishes as best. Bayliss Utting in third overall and James Parker in fourth shared out all the second place results but Parker was particularly unlucky missing the podium as he finished like a train in Sunday action going 2-2-2.