NEMCRC Championship Points (inc Bob Mac Meeting)

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David Bell Racing Report

DAVID BELL RACING                                                                                                                                                                                            

Spa-Francorchamps 1/2 July 2017                                                                                                                                                          

European Classic Series

David was our late replacement guest at the Awards Evening in February at the Britannia Airport Hotel, replacing Founder Member Les Siddle who was taken ill at the eleventh hour.

Last week the Graham Turnbull Yamaha team set sail on Wednesday from the Tyne to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) then drove 300km to Spa, practiced on Friday on the 1988 one-litre FZ, qualified a creditable tenth having never seen the track and raced in the CSBK-Masters-Series (German Championship).  

David enjoyed every minute of the first race, finishing 6th overall (avg. 89mph), in the second race, after leading the first three laps of the gruelling, 4.35mile Ardennes Forest circuit, managed to finish a very good third place (avg. 92mph) (58 started).  He then got out the 1989 FZR-R1000 and after two practice sessions in the rain on Saturday, qualified 14th for the Pro Classic (French Championship).   

It was wet again for race 1 on Sunday and as before he led the 43 starters for the first three laps, only succumbing to Cedric Louvel on a very trick GSXR by 0.3secs, David finished second and won the Open Class (avg. 95mph), 2.896 secs ahead of third overall Ivan Linton.

Only 27 started Race 2 of the French Championship in torrential rain and David understandably ‘rolled it off a bit’ (avg. 84mph) to finish first in the Open Class again, but fifth overall.

It was a very successful trip for the team, with manager Wayne Turnbull of Autominster Garage in Morpeth and mechanics Dave Jackson and Ali Crisp all overjoyed with the results.  The supporting entourage of 16 included family members, a busload of serial inebriates from the Plough in Pelton and finally, predictably clad in green, Chief Fan ‘Kawasaki’ Carl.

Trophies :-               CSBK-Masters-Series Open Class Winner / CSBK-Masters-Series Best Guest Performance / Pro Classic Series Open Class Winner

Many thanks to Merlin Coachworks, Pity Me, Durham for all paintwork, and thanks go to Sponsors :-

Graham Turnbull Yamaha – RST – Motul – Arai – SG Fabrication – B Lewis – Merlin Sidecars – Bespoke Signs – Ian Bell Motorcycles – Autominster Garage – B & J Peacock – R Bell –      Cornerspeed Ltd. – Olde Worlde Fireplaces – G Douglas Timber Haulage – PMH Promotions/Olivers Mount – Brian Hall – Dave Jackson – Ali Crisp – Wayne Turnbull    

Photo. Richie, Ali, David, Wayne and Dave.     

 Anyone wishing to view via PDF see link DBR Spa writeup 2017 %


Updated NEMCRC Championship Points after Rounds 3 & 4 (CB500 amended)

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The NEMCRC Assist the BSSO at Snetterton

The NEMCRC ACU officials were invited by the BSSO to run their race meeting at Snetterton on the 3rd June. The meeting was shared with the Time Attack car meeting on the Snetterton 200 circuit.

Race Sec, Donna, Phil Southern and Stu Davison officiated as Clerks of the Coarse, Steph Davison race recorder and Matt Barkess and Tina Linnell ACU Stewards for the meeting. The meeting was a great success and the club have agreed to assist in running the BSSO meeting at Croft in September when they again run with the Time Attack organisation. After the days racing Phil was asked to present the trophies to the winners.

Phil Southern C/C presenting the trophies at the BSSO Snetterton meeting

For more pics go to the BSSO web site


Bob McIntyre Meeting East Fortune 24/25 June 2017

The NEMCRC will again be taking the results achieved from this meeting by NEMCRC members for points scoring towards the clubs 2017 championships in the following classes 

250 -350 -500 and unlimited .

1st NEMCRC rider to finish in each of the above classes  gets 25 points -2nd rider 20 points etc as per 2017 supplementary regulations 

An added attraction to this meeting which celebrates 60yrs of Bob McIntryes 100 mph lap will be the appearance and  demonstration of his 500cc Gilera 

New Road Plan – East Fortune

Please note that there is a new system for entering the East Fortune circuit.  I have attached a plan for your information so please adhere to it (there is a copy of the map in with rider passes also)

EF map

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NEMCRC 2017 Season

Provisional dates
01/02 April 2017
East Fortune
13/14 May 2017
East Fortune
07/08 Oct 2017
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