Gary Horspole with passenger Jimmy Connell rode to a strong sixth place (fourth in his class) in round two of the Hyundai Construction Equipment British F1 Sidecar championship on Monday.
The Sleaford rider along with his Scottish passenger was consistent throughout free practice and qualifying and began the race from a third row grid position. The pair got away to a good start on the LCR Kawasaki outfit and were fifth on the first lap but were pushed back a place to sixth on lap two and remained in that position to lap nine when the race was red flagged.
As the race had passed two thirds distance a result was declared with Horspole and Connell awarded sixth place overall, fourth in the F1 class. They were awarded 10 championship points and placed 11th in the rider standings after two rounds.
Horspole said: “it was very warm out there today but we all managed to put on a show for the huge Bank Holiday crowd that had stayed on to watch the sidecar race. It is just a shame the race was curtailed three laps early. I have to thank my locally based sponsors, Sleaford Quality Foods and Baker Plant Hire for their continued support and also my passenger Jimmy who has done a sterling job this weekend.”
The series takes a break now to allow for the two major road races, the North West 200 and the Isle of Man TT festival and the sidecars will reconvene at Snetterton in Norfolk for round three of the championship over the weekend of June 15-17.
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