Race Reports For The 2002 Season.
Croix-en-Ternois, Dimanche July 7th, 17 Laps
In-Croix-able (Part deux)
Race 2 on Dimanche matin was even more straightforward for Dan than Samedi had been. Lights to flag, won by 10sec and established a new lap record. Once again Pete Clark took second at the start although Chris Hart stayed with him and kept him under pressure, eventually getting past when Peter stumbled lapping Ian Crombie at L'Epingle. Ian kept out of the way but by taking a tight line Peter was slow out and Chris was able to pass on the straight. Jim Lindley was fourth despite a quick spin at the last hairpin whilst Pete Richings was true to his word and pushed through the field to fifth with a few laps to spare. He opined that the early laps had felt like a PLAYSTATION game, especially when Adrian Lester gave him a nerf up the back and into Jamie Champkin on the first time into Virage de L'Ecole.
Howard Payne again held off the racelong attentions of John Kelly and the two were caught on the last lap by Paul Freeman, but just too late for him to mount a challenge. Neil Bevan carved through to ninth and had a little altercation with tenth placed Arthur Dickens on the way. Marcus Bicknell kept on the black stuff throughout in this race to come home ahead of Chris Marshall and Dave Madgwick after a good dice. Jamie Champkin, Ian Crombie and Adrian Lester (one spin) completed the finishers. Mike Luck's steering column uj fell apart again, Pete Burnham's engine cut out and Mark Weyer spun into the gravel trap at Maguy. Chris Burnham didn't make it to the end but sorry, I didn't find out why before rushing off to find an early Ferry.