WITH just one round left of the 2016 BMCRC season, a handful of championships have now been won.
A number of champions were crowned as the British Motorcycle Racing Club headed to Snetterton last weekend.
Grant Newstead (main image) took the Team Respro MRO 600 title after extending
his lead to 106 points, with just 100 still on the table
But the new champ didn’t have it easy. The first race was wet, and he found himself languishing down in ninth place.
However, title rival Dominic Pettit had an even worse time, finishing outside the points as David Tinkler emerged victorious.
Newstead’s second race ended off the podium too, but a second in the final race was enough to give him the points lead he needed to seal the championship.
Snetterton provided the final found for the EDlasia Formula 400s, and it was Gary Smith who clinched the title by eight points over Andy Gill.
Smith had led going into the final weekend, and when Gill failed to finish the first race, a third for Smith helped him extend his lead.
Another third in the second race was enough to give him the championship.
The Chilton Motors BMZRC 250 series was never supposed to race at Snetterton, but it was slotted in to replace the cancelled Silverstone meeting earlier in the year.
Pete Woodall reigned supreme as he took two wins, a second and a third to extend his lead to an unassailable 131 points over Chris Rogers.
And in the BMCRC Rookie 1000 Championship, Kyle O’Donovan scored two wins and a second place to take the title with a round to spare.
Images: John Manclark