GLYNN Davies kick-started his 2019 racing campaign with six wins across two classes as the BMCRC paddock regrouped for the new season.
Davies nabbed three wins apiece in the MRO Minitwin and the EDIasia Formula 400 classes at the opening round at Brands Hatch Indy.
Once again, the Minitwin class boasted packed grids with some of the hottest action of the weekend and Davies drew first blood as he set pole.
But it was reigning champ Dan Singleton who took the win in the first race of the season, fending off Davies who hassled him all the way to the chequered flag, along with Keith Povah, who finished third.
There was a tight scrap for top rookie honours too, although this was all undone when Matt Wetherell was handed a 10-second penalty and Tommy Downes took the 25 points.
It was Singleton’s turn to chase Davies in race two, but an early crash brought his challenge to a halt and Davies took the chequered flag by seven seconds. Povah was second ahead of David Twyford, as Wetherell put the disappointment of race one behind him to finish fifth overall and take the Rookie win.
It was a repeat podium in the first of Sunday’s races, albeit by a narrower margin of victory for Davies. It was also a close scrap for the final podium place between Twyford and former MZ and Yamaha Past Masters champion Mark Taylor, with Twyford securing by less than a tenth of a second. Wetherell was top rookie once again.
A lights-to-flag win for Davies in the final race gave him the championship lead, while half a second covered four riders squabbling over second and third. Taylor secured the runner-up spot ahead of Singleton, Twyford, and Povah. Wetherell made it three Rookie wins with a sixth overall.
Davies also took a trio of wins in the Formula 400s, although he initially lost out to Chris Burrage, who also snagged a pair of 600 wins.
Burrage qualified on pole on his Seton Tuning Kawasaki, and took victory in race one, narrowly holding off Davies. Third went to Matthew Scott as the Sub-64bhp class win went to Doug Edmondson
But the race one winner was hit by mechanical woes ahead of the second race which left him sidelined for the remainder of the event, giving Davies free rein to take the other three wins.
Yet it was far from plain sailing, as Scott finished second in race two by a quarter of a second. Welsh was third and Edmondson again the Sub-64 winner in fourth.
It was repeat of the top four in both of Sunday’s races, with a similarly narrow margin of victory for Davies each time, as Edmondson also notched up two more Sub-64 wins.
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