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Excitement on Boarded Circuit

By Gareth Rowett 9th August 2017

Excitement on Boarded Circuit
Natasha Bartlett and Ciara Southgate in sidecar action

THE permanent venue in the Westcountry, The Boarded Circuit in Roche once again produced some spectacular racing at Sunday's Boarded Bash, writes Tracey Bree.

The circuit itself seems to be getting better and better, with many in attendance reporting that the racing looks faster with every meeting last weekend’s race saw the 500cc Sidecar Super Series completing it's fourth round.

The 250cc solo class was won by Exeter-based Henry Atkins. A regular visitor to the unique Roche circuit, Atkins, right, really does seem to have the venue weighed up nicely.

The Open Solo class was won by Barry Powell riding a 350cc machine. In fact the class was dominated by smaller engined machines, with Atkins doubling up to finish second and local rider Jake Quintrell riding his 350cc machine home for third.

The Boarded Circuit is developing into something of a spiritual home for the Old/New Sidecar Class.

The class once again served up lots of exciting racing, but once again it was MCPMCC's very own Mark Courtney, along with passenger Leon Torres who emerged victorious.

The 1000cc sidecar class saw Welshman Neal Owen and his cornish passenger Jason Farwell pick up a dominant win, their second win at the venue this season and their third win in the county for 2017.

Neal and Jason have been in terrific form every time they have visited Cornwall.

The Quads are growing a big following in the Westcountry at present and once again produced some close racing on a circuit that really suits them. The win went to Steve Udy, who seems to have taken to the oval racing style on the quads very well.

The big event of the afternoon was the coming together of Britain's best 500cc Continental sidecar crews, who clashed for the fourth time in the Super Series.

Former European champions Josh Goodwin and Liam Brown looked in tremendous form, winning three out of their four qualifying heats.

The only crew to put one over Goodwin/Brown was Shaun Harvey, with Cameron Godden in the chair.

With only one heat dropped and a very impressive win in the final, a 24 point haul to take from the meeting puts them in a very strong position for the Super Series title.

Current champions Mitchel Godden and Paul Smith also rode well all day, picking up 20 points and finishing third in the final. Youngsters Shaun Hughes and Louis Bennett's 15-point effort showed just how much this crew are improving.

A great day’s racing at Cornwall's unique Boarded Circuit.

The club now look forward to 2018.

By Gareth Rowett 9th August 2017

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