NICK Edgeley and Jonny Towers stormed to the 6 Heures Moto 600Inter class victory at Spa Francorchamps on Sunday.
Running under the Team Edge RST Racing I banner aboard Triumph machinery, the Thundersport GB regulars crossed the line 10th overall and first 600 riders home at the end of six hour race they were both determined to win.
After missing out last year, the duo knew they faced stiff opposition in the form of the DDB Racing Team which featured Belgian World Supersport rider Loris Cresson.
But solid rides by both Edgeley and Towers throughout kept them out in front in their class, and the pair was able to keep their flawless run all the way to the flag, taking an impressive 10th ahead of dozens of other 1000 and 600 teams.
“After a wet two days where we only did five laps, Sunday morning started brighter and a damp QP got us on the grid,” said Towers.
“Nick started and did an amazing stint to get us up to second place and bearing in mind he was up against Loris Cresson who competes in WSS, it was doubly impressive The Bolney Bullet loves Spa’s high commitment fast corners and he was within a fraction of Cresson’s time.
“I did the next stint and after two hours between us we were in the lead which we built on until the end.”
“Once we looked like we could win the 600 class we set our sights higher and focussed on trying to get into the top 10 overall amongst the 1000’s.
“Heading into the fourth hour we were 12th and another few ride stints and flawless stops saw us manage 10th place overall amongst international competition and our first Endurance win since Brands NLR 2015.”
Towers attributes much of the weekend’s success to team-mate Edgeley, who has been the driving force behind the squad’s entry into this event.
“The team-work was amazing and truthfully Nick was the gun in the team and anchored by myself and a good strategy with fuelling and ride length using our fitness and experience .
“It was great riding a Supersport bike after all year on the twin and nice to enjoy the team spirit we have.”
Along with the Edgeley/Towers dream team, the crew was also represented with the Team Edge RST II squad, featuring Towers’ fellow Thundersport GB rider, Haddington’s Paul McClung and Mike Brown.
Running in the 1000Inter class, Team Edge RST II finished the race ninth in class and 20th overall.
Other UK club racing regulars and dabblers included Seton Tuning, with Phil Seton, Bob Collins and Patrick Sheridan finishing eighth overall and fifth in the 1000Inter class.
And the Go Racing Developments team of Andy Carpenter, Seb Kelly and Greg Allsopp were also in action, finishing 11th overall and sixth of the 1000Inter teams home.
*Images: Supplied by Jonny Towers.