ROB Fisher bolstered his lead in the FSRA Pre Injection championship as he and stand-in passenger Jake Lowther made a clean sweep of Oulton Park this weekend.
While entries from 12 Pre-Injection teams had been accepted for this event, race one started with only 20 teams across all classes and despite the conditions, the Wirral 100 club had refused entries from a whopping 22 additional outfit squads.
Fisher and Long put on a masterclass in the first race, winning the six-lap scrap and finishing second overall with only one RKB-F1 team, Todd Ellis and Charlie Richardson, making it to the chequered flag in front of them.
The second Pre-Injection F2 home was John and Doug Chandler’s 600 Ireson Yamaha ahead of the first PI F1 across the line of Dave Tibbles and Raitch Greenwood aboard their 1100 DDR FJ Yamaha.
Hayley Christie and Matthew Sims (600 Windle Yamaha) were going well after recovering from an ignition failure in practice, coming from the back row of the grid to climb up to finish third in the F2 class. After a disastrous round one at Mallory Park, series newcomers Lee Chadwick and Steve Fairclough (1000 Baker Yamaha) claimed second place in the F1 class, just ahead of the ever-improving Andrew and Joanne Thomas (600 MRE Yamaha).
The grid was even more depleted for race two with only eight teams in total rolling out onto the circuit and no signs of the inclement weather improving.
Fisher and Lowther once again dominated, not only winning the Pre-Injection race but also taking outright sidecar honours ahead of reigning W100 champs John Shipley and Andrew Haynes. The Chandler brothers repeated their earlier second place, which puts them into a strong second place in the title standing, having been runners-up to Fisher in every outing so far.
The Thomas outfit snatched the final podium place along with 10 valuable championship points while a DNF for Tibbles after retiring on lap three promoted Chadwick and Fairclough to their first win in the PI F1 ranks, beating Alexander and Woolcott (1000 Broadstock GPZ Kawasaki) to the line.
*Image: Neil Lambert