FRESH from two wins at Scarborough, Steve and Matty Ramsden are keen to close the gap to the front of the Super F2 standings in the FSRA/ACU F2 British Sidecar Championship.
When the club hits Donington Park for round three of the 2017 campaign this Saturday and Sunday, the duo will sit 20 points behind series leaders Pete Founds and Jevan Walmsley, who have accrued three wins from four thus far this season on their way to 83 points.
Just two points behind the Ramsdens in third overall, Isle of Man TT winners Conrad Harrison and Andy Winkle will be ramping up to their Mountain Course campaign and looking to collect points before the nearly 11-week break between rounds.
Team ARC’s outfits, John/Jake Lowther and Lee Crawford/Patrick Farrance, round out the top five in the Super F2 class, and with the former finishing every race so far in the top five and the latter taking a win at Cadwell Park last time out, the front-runners can’t yet rest in their chairs.
Crawford and Farrance were forced to retire due to a technical fault in the second race at Cadwell, but their issue has since been rectified and they proved it when Crawford partnered Jake Lowther for a double victory at Oliver’s Mount
In the F2 Cup, just ten points separate the leading four teams as Nicky Dukes and William Moralee head the standings on 61 points.
Brial Ilaria and Jody James are a single hair-splitting point further back with three runner-up finishes and only one retirement to their name, while Ralph Remnant and Samantha Tilley sit just four points off the lead with a win to their name and Stuart Anderson and Phil Gravel lie ten points away from first with a win of their own.
The winners of the Sunday race at Donington Park will be awarded the Bill Boddice Trophy courtesy of the Donington Supporters Club, which will be presented by nine-time TT winner and two-time British Champion Mick Boddice, Sr along with Mick Boddice, Jr.
Round three will be the last meeting before the Isle of Man TT, followed by the Southern 100 Road Races a month later, both of which will be contested by a number of FSRA outfits.
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