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Barnstorming Birtwhistle! Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals Round 4 Greenfield TT – Race Report & Results
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Barnstorming Birtwhistle! Indian Motorcycle Flat Track Nationals Round 4 Greenfield TT – Race Report & Results

by adminJuly 10, 2018

Amazing weather and fantastic racing at a superb venue. Round Four of the Flat Track Nationals took place on the newly extended TT circuit at Greenfield Dirt Track.

Images courtesy of Paul France

The new track provided excellent close racing. The Saturday meeting took place in the early evening as the heat of the day subsided. The Pro Class racing was accompanied by the Sportax Thunderbikes and Youth Senior classes.

As the evening progressed the track became faster and by the time the Pro main was lined up everything was set for an epic 15 lap battle. Spanish rider #117 Gerard Bailo was firm favourite to win having won both his qualifiers during the night, but a mistake running into a right hander led to the Team Greenfield rider to crash. Gary Birtwistle who had been riding superbly all night stepped up to lead the race. Bailo made an excellent recovery. After managing to keep the bike running, he got back on and started playing catch up.

The main pack including #38 George Pickering, #20 Toby Hales and #98 Richard Mason continued to battle it out. Birtwistle continued his excellent pace and took a convincing win. George Pickering rode hard and fast for second place and Toby Hales managed to put a move on Richard Mason for the final spot on the podium. Gerard Bailo had a second fall on the last turn of the last lap but still managed to get back on the bike and finish in a strong 5th place.

The Sportax Thunderbike class was dominated by #42 Tom Clemans. Greenfield TT was Tom’s first race of the season with the DTRA for 2018. He took the win in the Thunuderbike Class followed home by 111 Wesley Agius and #35 Mike Hill.

The Youth Senior class saw #93 Jack Bell take a convincing win from #9 Archie May in second and #14 Max Inman in third place.

With four rounds complete and four different Pro Class winners, the action moves to the super fast half mile at Amman Valley Trotting Club in South Wales 11/12 August.

Results

Saturday

Inter/Pro Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 11 Gary Birtwistle 5:59.038 0.000 15 23.651 1 60.885 km/h
2 38 George Pickering 5:59.986 0.948 15 23.697 11 60.767 km/h
3 20 Toby Hales 6:00.669 1.631 15 23.405 14 61.525 km/h
4 98 Richard Mason 6:06.993 7.955 15 23.837 7 60.41 km/h
5 117 Gerard Bailo 6:08.844 9.806 15 23.260 7 61.909 km/h
6 240 Matthew Porter 6:09.905 10.867 15 24.275 4 59.32 km/h
7 75 Paul Young 6:11.947 12.909 15 24.162 6 59.598 km/h
8 581 Maikel Dijkstra 6:15.797 16.759 15 24.452 6 58.891 km/h
9 500 Rob Mear 6:17.294 18.256 15 24.704 6 58.29 km/h
10 243 Max Hunt 6:18.263 19.225 15 24.815 6 58.029 km/h
DNF 19 Jordan miller 5:58.430 0.000 14 24.984 5 57.637 km/h

Thunderbike Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 42 Tom Clements 0.000 0.000 – 0.000 – –
2 111 Westley Angius 0.000 0.000 – 0.000 – –
3 35 Mike Hill 2:09.537 0.000 8 25.655 5 56.129 km/h
4 134 Chris Jenner 2:11.901 2.364 8 25.678 5 56.079 km/h
5 77 Steve Newsham 2:11.145 1.608 8 25.736 3 55.953 km/h
6 18 Jon Bell 2:13.191 3.654 8 25.944 3 55.504 km/h
7 13 Gary Inman 1:49.501 1 lap 7 26.426 3 54.492 km/h
8 66 James O’Hara 1:50.623 1 lap 7 26.426 4 54.492 km/h
9 100 Matthew Weightman 1:57.382 1 lap 7 28.116 2 51.216 km/h
DNF 70 Richard Rowden 2:09.332 0.000 7 25.572 2 56.312 km/h
11 112 Lee Sadler 28.236 4 laps 4 27.106 1 53.125 km/h

Youth Senior Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 93 Jack Bell 2:30.382 0.000 6 24.545 1 58.668 km/h
2 9 Archie May 2:33.922 3.540 6 25.417 5 56.655 km/h
3 14 Max Inman 2:35.877 5.495 6 25.460 6 56.559 km/h

Sunday

Minibike Modified Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 71 Scott Faulkner 3:30.915 0.000 8 25.909 5 46.686 km/h
2 36 Joe Banks 3:32.695 1.780 8 26.230 7 46.115 km/h
3 53 freddy trott 3:38.014 7.099 8 26.813 5 45.112 km/h
4 23 Anthony Brown 3:44.542 13.627 8 27.623 4 43.79 km/h
5 109 Tim Aucott 3:46.089 15.174 8 27.983 3 43.226 km/h
6 0 Chris Bailey 3:51.603 20.688 8 27.605 7 43.818 km/h
7 64 Jeremy Skipp 4:02.377 31.462 8 27.254 7 44.382 km/h
DNF 95 Edouard Breton 3:34.187 0.000 7 27.057 4 44.706 km/h
DNF 101 Jon Dyer 3:41.251 0.000 7 30.493 4 39.668 km/h

Minibike Stock Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 75 Paul Young 3:32.854 0.000 8 26.287 3 46.015 km/h
2 45 Geoff Cain 3:34.669 1.815 8 26.542 2 45.573 km/h
3 437 Max Hunt 3:34.864 2.010 8 26.262 5 46.059 km/h
4 33 Sean Kelly 3:37.128 4.274 8 26.770 1 45.185 km/h
5 142 Leah Tokelove 3:37.770 4.916 8 26.843 4 45.062 km/h
6 138 Louis Breton 3:37.960 5.106 8 26.759 4 45.203 km/h
7 134 Chris Jenner 3:39.060 6.206 8 26.567 4 45.53 km/h
8 47 Anthony Brown 3:39.061 6.207 8 26.800 4 45.134 km/h
9 253 FREDDY TROTT JNR 3:39.810 6.956 8 26.366 4 45.877 km/h
10 35 Mike Hill 3:53.016 20.162 8 27.997 3 43.205 km/h
11 166 Giovanni Beliossi 3:58.697 25.843 8 27.451 4 44.064 km/h
DNF 157 Jez Scott 3:46.002 0.000 7 27.587 4 43.847 km/h

Rookie Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 126 Andrew Horner-Glister 3:31.211 0.000 8 26.014 1 46.498 km/h
2 132 Douglas Reed 3:35.863 4.652 8 26.709 4 45.288 km/h
3 23 Franck CASOLI 3:36.321 5.110 8 26.520 5 45.611 km/h
4 257 Carl Swateridge 3:38.987 7.776 8 26.859 2 45.035 km/h
5 217 Steve Gurnhill 3:38.988 7.777 8 26.317 3 45.963 km/h
6 77 Jouan Manuel 3:44.336 13.125 8 26.597 8 45.479 km/h
7 216 Terry Pyewell 3:44.905 13.694 8 26.930 2 44.916 km/h
8 100 Matthew Weightman 3:47.198 15.987 8 27.980 2 43.231 km/h
9 252 Howard Warman 3:47.691 16.480 8 27.364 2 44.204 km/h
10 135 Pete Marshall 3:48.742 17.531 8 27.585 5 43.85 km/h
11 114 S Anderson 3:49.635 18.424 8 27.412 4 44.127 km/h
12 299 Barry Stevenson 3:52.669 21.458 8 28.129 6 43.002 km/h

Vintage Final

Pos Competitor Total Time Diff Laps Best Lap Best Lap No. Best Speed
1 2 Hubert Bastie 3:37.181 0.000 8 26.169 2 46.223 km/h
2 130 Ross Jackson 3:40.694 3.513 8 26.841 2 45.065 km/h
3 80 Mike Fisher 3:45.119 7.938 8 26.789 2 45.153 km/h
4 4 paul harrison 3:45.225 8.044 8 27.402 7 44.143 km/h
5 39 Rick Bearcroft 3:53.403 16.222 8 28.206 3 42.884 km/h
6 151 Ed Lonergan 3:56.024 18.843 8 28.519 3 42.414 km/h
DNF 124 Darren Legg 3:28.692 0.000 7 28.960 5 41.768 km/h
DNF 101 Jon Dyer 3:28.963 0.000 7 28.944 6 41.791 km/h
DNF 60 Paul Murrell 3:41.474 0.000 7 30.674 2 39.434 km/h
DNF 94 Norm Joss 3:42.109 0.000 7 30.529 4 39.621 km/h
DNF 123 Tony Challis 3:06.235 0.000 6 29.467 6 41.049 km/h