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Holmes Back on top to take the title! ACU British Quad Championship Round 6 – Race Report & Results
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Holmes Back on top to take the title! ACU British Quad Championship Round 6 – Race Report & Results

by adminOctober 11, 2017

The Final round of the British Quadcross Championships at Canada Heights in Kent was perfectly poised to be a

Paul Holmes celebrates becoming British Champ with his family, friends and Sponsors.

classic with just one point separating series leader Ireland’s Mark Mclernon and the hard charging Paul Holmes.

Report by Pete Chell 

Holmes was totally focussed and in devastating form, producing a flawless performance in the autumn sunshine to deservedly grab the British title back from McLernon who finished the season in 2nd.  Holmes’s title win was a perfect tribute to his Late father who passed away only 10 days prior to the event.  The final rostrum place saw another Irishman Leon Rogers put in a terrific performance and leapfrog Carl Bunce and David Cowan to take the final bottle of champagne.

In Qualifying it was Holmes who set the pace in first place with Leon Rogers 0.8 seconds behind and McLernon a close third.

Race 1 and it was 18 year old “king of the holeshots” Dafydd Davies who got off to a flyer and lead Stefan Murphy and Leon Rogers for the first few laps.  Lap 3 saw the change around as Rogers moved to the front with Holmes and Murphy chasing.

But it was behind where the Championship was changing as McLernon had a Mechanical issue towards the end of lap 4 giving him a very untimely DNF and turning his one point lead from the start of the day to a 21 point deficit! Rogers took the eventual win with Holmes 2nd and Murphy 3rd.

Race 2 saw another Davies hole shot and as early as lap 2 Holmes was in front with a commanding lead with McLernon in 2nd.  Holmes, however had his glory put on hold as the race was

The Under 21 top 3.. 1st Dafydd Davies, 2nd James Bevan, 3rd Harry Walker

red flagged due to Blake McCormick having a nasty off.  McCormick suffered a dislocated shoulder and concussion, and was taken to the Kings College Hospital in London where he received surgery to re-locate and repair a fracture. We wish Blake a speedy recovery.

After the restart it was George Day off the line quickest and he set a good early pace with Holmes and Rogers in pursuit along with youngster Davies and Harry Walker.

By lap 5 Holmes was at the front, and more importantly to him McLernon had an off  that left him way down the field. McLernon could only recover to 10th which handed the title to a delighted and emotional Paul Holmes with a race to spare. George Day took a spirited 2nd and Rogers 3rd.

Onto the final race of the day Race 3, and another Davies hole shot with Holmes and Rogers giving chase. Holmes took over the lead on lap 2 and Davies slipped back to 4th as Rogers and Bunce moved in to 2nd and 3rd.

A late surge by Bunce to catch Holmes in the latter stages was not successful as Holmes held on for the win. Elsewhere, Walker got past Davies, Day and Murphy  to grab an impressive second fourth place finish of the day, with an electrical gremlin in race 1 eluding him of a podium Position on the day.

There were intense battles throughout the season also in the Under 21 class with the Title in the end going to Dafydd Davies ahead of James Bevan in 2nd and Harry Walker 3rd.

 

All four wheel attention now moves onto the Beach Racing season before we towards 2018!

Results

ACU British Quad Championships – Round 6

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 2 Paul Holmes 72 22 25 25
2 151 Leon Rogers 65 25 20 20
3 29 George Day (W) 51 14 22 15
4 15 Dafydd Davies (U21) 49 18 15 16
5 585 Carl Bunce 46 8 16 22
6 7 Harry Walker (U21) 36 – 18 18
7 111 David Cowan 35 16 11 8
8 72 Stefan Murphy 34 20 – 14
9 222 James Bevan (U21) 33 10 10 13
10 97 Alex Bethell (U21) (R) 31 9 12 10
11 39 Tom Day (U21) W 28 11 5 12
12 3 Oli Sansom 23 – 14 9
13 152 Lindsey Duke 22 2 9 11
14 21 Terence Mackin 21 15 6 –
15 20 Kyle Murphy (U21) 16 6 7 3
16 17 Tom Chell (U21) (R) 14 4 3 7
17 95 Johnathan Mcknight (W) 13 – 8 5
18 1 Mark Mclernon 13 – 13 –
19 747 Blake McCormick (U21) (R) 13 13 – –
20 8 Callum Bates (U21) (R) 12 12 – –
21 60 Mark Wilson (R) 7 – 1 6
22 5 Harry Miller (U21) (R) 7 7 – –
23 114 Jake Smith (U21) 5 3 – 2
24 53 Paul Broomhead 5 1 4 –
25 24 Kieran Power 5 5 – –
26 22 Mark Hadden (R) 4 – – 4
27 93 Adam Robinson 2 – 2 –

ACU British Quad Under 21 Champs

Pos Competitor Total Points r 1 r 2 r 3
1 15 Dafydd Davies (U21) 69 25 22 22
2 7 Harry Walker (U21) 60 10 25 25
3 222 James Bevan (U21) 54 16 18 20
4 39 Tom Day (U21) W 51 18 15 18
5 97 Alex Bethell (U21) (R) 51 15 20 16
6 20 Kyle Murphy (U21) 43 13 16 14
7 17 Tom Chell (U21) (R) 41 12 14 15
8 114 Jake Smith (U21) 37 11 13 13
9 747 Blake McCormick (U21) (R) 22 22 – –
10 8 Callum Bates (U21) (R) 20 20 – –
11 5 Harry Miller (U21) (R) 14 14 – –