TEAM APS emerged victorious from a hectic final round of Freetech Endurance last weekend as Team RST secured the championship.
Amid a number of red flags, APS’ Tom Ward, Jamie Perrin and Charlie Nesbitt took charge mid-way through the nearly six-hour scrap and held on despite a late effort from their nearest rivals as they take the win by two laps.
After out-qualifying Full 180 by 0.340sec to take pole, with Fast and Loud and Bear & Rose Racing just behind, APS took an early lead as Fast and Loud, FAB Racing and Myerscough College slotted into the top four.
But it was a frantic first 20 laps as Fast and Loud, Team RST and Premature Racing had all taken turns at the front before Myerscough’s Ryan Garside, Chrissy Rouse and Dom Herbertson settled into the lead with 32 laps in the bag.
Glen Hindmarsh, Jonny Towers and Hudson Kennaugh’s Team RST effort was back on track as they stole the lead back some 30 laps later, but they and Myerscough continued to trade blows through mid-distance.
It was all but over for Myerscough just after the 100-lap mark, however, as Garside hit the deck. And while they managed to get back on track, overall victory was out of reach.
As the College crew crashed, Team APS slipped into the lead with FAB and RST right on their tail.
But the BSB paddock boys at APS were untouchable in the final two hours as they cruised home to victory with 163 laps completed, with RST taking the flag second overall to secure their championship win.
Fast and Loud rounded out the rostrum just a few seconds behind, while FAB finished fourth to bag the 50cc class honours.
The Bike Hospital completed the top five to score the Moto4 class win for modified bikes, while Myerscough recovered to finish second in the Moto4 category some 40sec further back.