Round 5 NMRRL – Torworth Race Report – 30th June 2016

Big crash in the B group, fortunately DJ managed to miss the worst of it but still came down, chased back as best he could but missed catching those not involved.

 

Updated results

The fifth race of this years NMRRL saw a return for the 2nd time to the Torworth circuit and was contested by Groups A & B.

The Group A race exploded into life on the 2nd of the 7 laps with a group of 6 riders consisting of Jamie Burgan, Andy Nichols (both Langsett Cycles RT), Steve Ellis, Rob Mitchell, Jack Stephenson (all Out of the Saddle CC) & Marc Etches (Sheffrec CC) opening up a 10 second gap. During the 3rd lap the race came together and split again with a new 7 man group going clear featuring Burgan, Nichols, Ellis, Stephenson & Mitchell from the first breakaway with the addition of Danny Lowthorpe (Rutland CC) & Dan Stephenson (Out of the Saddle CC) with the gap being 20 seconds. At 3 laps to go, the leading group had increased their advantage to 40 seconds and a lap later to well over a minute. At the bell, Burgan & Mitchell had attacked, opening up a significant lead over the rest of their fellow breakaways.
Burgan proved to be the strongest at the finish, easily outsprintining Mitchell to take the win with Jack Stephenson winning the sprint for 3rd place ahead of Nichols, Lowthorpe, Dan Stephenson & Ellis but over a minute down on Burgan. Etches won the bunch sprint for the minor placings with Pete Collins (Sharrow CC) & Luke Allen (Sheffrec CC) rounding off the top ten.
After 4 races, the enforced absence of Joe Elwood (Langsett Cycles RT) enabled Jack Stephenson to draw level at the top of the Group A Overall Standings, with Burgan moving into 3rd place just one point behind & Mitchell a further 2 points back.

The Group B race was overshadowed by a large crash involving many riders just after half distance. Before that point, Luke Lunde-Pickover (TLI) had opened up a small gap at the end of the first lap and 2 laps later, Adam Lathbury (Rutland CC) held a 10 second advantage on the bunch. However, the crash had the biggest effect on the race with approximately half the field being affected in one way or another. Daryl Plant (Out of the Saddle CC) & Jack Rowland (Harworth & District CC) were able to open up a 15 second advantage on a greatly reduced bunch with 2 laps to go and at the bell, the duo had increased their lead to 26 seconds.
At the finish, Group B Overall Leader, Rowland easily outsprinted Plant to take his 2nd win of the Series with Robert Fowler (Rutland CC) winning the bunch sprint ahead of Graham Waller (Sharrow CC) & Lunde-Pickover.
Rowland now has a substantial lead in the Group B Overall Standings benefiting from his nearest challengers Alan Wailoo (7 Hills CC) & Steve Bunting (Rutland CC) both being absent and Andrew Cutts (Team Bottrill) being one of the riders worst affected in the crash.

Group A:
1. JAMIE BURGAN A LANGSETT CYCLES RT 33 miles in 1hr 17mins 47secs
2. ROB MITCHELL M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC same time
3. JACK STEPHENSON S OUT OF THE SADDLE CC @ 1 min 09 secs
4. ANDY NICHOLS S LANGSETT CYCLES R
5. DAN LOWTHORPE A RUTLAND CC
6. DAN STEPHENSON M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC
7. STEVE ELLIS C OUT OF THE SADDLE CC all same time
8. MARC ETCHES A SHEFFREC CC @ 2mins 17secs
9. PETER COLLINS M SHARROW CC
10. LUKE ALLEN M SHEFFREC CC both same time.

Group B:
1. JACK ROWLAND S HARWORTH & DISTRICT CC 33 miles in 1hr 20mins 54secs
2. DARYL PLANT M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC same time
3. ROBERT FOWLER B RUTLAND CC @ 29 secs
4. GRAHAM WALLER M SHARROW CC
5. LUKE LUNDE-PICKOVER S TLI
6. JOSEPH LAW U16 DONCASTER WHEELERS
7. HARRY BUXTON U16 BROOMWAGON RT
8. PATRICK DEWICK A OUT OF THE SADDLE CC
9. RICHARD STEVENSON M RUTLAND CC
10. JAKE MORGAN M SHEFFREC CC all same time.

Group A: Overall Standings after 4 races:
1= JOE ELWOOD S LANGSETT CYCLES RT 30 points
JACK STEPHENSON S OUT OF THE SADDLE CC
3. JAMIE BURGAN A LANGSETT CYCLES RT 29
4. ROB MITCHELL M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 27
5. BEN TURNER JUN TLI 24
6. DAN STEPHENSON M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 23
7. STEVE ELLIS C OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 19
8. ANDY NICHOLS S LANGSETT CYCLES RT 18
9. MARC ETCHES M SHEFFREC CC 17
10. PETER COLLINS M SHARROW CC 12
11. MARK TURNER B DINNINGTON RC 7
12= HARRY WHITE JUN BIKEBOXALAN 6
DAN LOWTHORPE A RUTLAND CC
14= MATTHEW HARRIS M SHEFFREC CC 5
JAMIE TUNE JUN BIKEBOXALAN
16. IAN DAVENPORT C OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 2
17= ASHLEY BROWN M BBM 1
JOHN SMITH M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC
PAUL UTTLEY M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC
LUKE ALLEN M SHEFFREC CC

GROUP B: Overall Standings after 4 races:
1. JACK ROWLAND S HARWORTH & DISTRICT CC 52 points
2. ALLAN WAILOO A 7 HILLS CC 25
3. STEVE BUNTING M RUTLAND CC 23
4. ANDREW CUTTS S TEAM BOTTRILL 22
5. JOSEPH LAW U16 DONCASTER WHEELERS 21
6. DARYL PLANT M OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 20
7. ROBERT FOWLER B RUTLAND CC 18
8. ROB BLACKBURN C TLI 16
9. JAMES MAPPIN S GEARED UP CYCLES 11
10= NICK BODEN A COMMON LANE OCCASIONALS 10
GRAHAM WALLER M SHARROW CC
12. JAKE MORGAN M SHEFFREC CC 8
13= MARC HUGHES B COMMON LANE OCCASIONALS 6
LUKE LUNDE-PICKOVER S TLI
15. HARRY BUXTON U16 BROOMWAGON RT 5
16= CHRIS LAST C CARNAC/PLANET X 3
PATRICK DEWICK A OUT OF THE SADDLE CC
18= RUPERT PEARSON A RUTLAND CC 2
RICHARD STEVENSON M RUTLAND CC
20. JASON ELLIOTT A DINNINGTON RC 1

GROUP C: Overall Standings after 2 races:
1. MARK BARNARD A OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 27 points
2. JOHN CATLEY A BARNSLEY ROAD CLUB 15
3. ALEXANDER PRINCE S TLI 12
4= ROSS LIMBERT S BBM REVOLUTION 10
EDWARD DAVIES M 7 HILLS CC
6. GARRY HILL E DINNINGTON RC 9
7. CHRIS CUNNINGHAM A OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 8
8= KRIS DUNN M 7 HILLS CC 6
WAYNE GREGORY A BARNSLEY ROAD CLUB
ROBERT PARKER M TLI
11. KELVIN BROWN M TLI 5
12= PAUL YOUNG D CARNAC/PLANET X 4
MATT FARMER S HARWORTH & DISTRICT CC
14= STUART BURROWS C ELMSALL ROAD CLUB 3
ROB INGLE D 7 HILLS CC
16= BRETT DAUGHTREY C OUT OF THE SADDLE CC 2
ZACH LAW M CYCLE DIVISION

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