Evans extends lead as Mort manhandles Tonfanau competition

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CHRIS Mort took two dominant wins from Tonfanau this weekend, but consistency favoured James Evans in his hunt for the championship.

Following a commanding performance in the series’ second round five weeks ago, the reigning champion kicked off round three with a comfortable victory in the first of two 401-1100cc races, nearly 14 seconds ahead of Evans with brickie biker Grant Gaskell rounding out podium in third a further second back.

Josn Williams and Conner Umney completed the top five as they came home three and eight seconds adrift of a rostrum finish, respectively.

Race two late Sunday afternoon was nearly a carbon copy of the first, with a Honda-Yamaha-Kawasaki podium once again. Mort was back at it, off to a thundering start as soon as the lights went out as the rest of the field were forced to fight for second place 14 seconds off first.

Although they kept in close contact throughout the eight-lap scrap, Evans once again edged out Gaskell by just over 0.7 seconds to give the Pro Bike Repairs R6 a runner-up finish. Umney got the better of Williams at the chequered flag to take fourth, just under a second off the rostrum.

Mort’s hopes of a hat-trick were dashed when the third race was stopped and eventually abandoned after a serious incident.

With two runner-up finishes, Evans increases his lead in the Crewe and South Cheshire Club’s 401-1100cc championship to 17 points.

*Image: Steve Snelling

*Click here for the full results round-up from Tonfanau Road Racing round three

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