ROUND Two of the NG Road Racing series rolls into Snetterton this weekend as club racers prepare for the outright speeds of the two-mile 200 circuit.
And after a trying first round with both chills and rain playing havoc, where riders were left scratching their heads with setup, fans should be on for a flyer at the Norfolk track.
The stand out rider from Brands was Simon Bastable, who picked up wins in the 600 Open and the Streetstock and earned himself the performance of the meeting award.
James Welch also bagged his first win in the 600, while a string of podiums went the way of Dean Richards and Luke Welch, James’ brother, scored a maiden podium. But they won’t expect the likes of Max Symonds, Kayla Barrington and Liam Delves to have another off day.
Club chiefs expect the Superbike classes to be another big points haul for Josh Day, but Brands race winner and current Powebike series leader Chris Pope along with Allister Haynes, Paul Dawson and the like will be on his case.
The Motul Suzuki Bandits looks set once again to be a head-to-head between James McHardy and Harley Prebble, while Tim Bradley will look to take another lock out in the F400s.
Dave Mackay and his 959 Panigale is the pick of the crop in the Sound of Thunder, whilst William Holland, Paul Wardell, Scott Campbell and James Edwards are the tips in the Twins class. Wardell likes Snett and was the performance of the meeting winner here twelve months ago.
Jim Hind will be looking for more wins in the 250GP ACU National series as he aims for hold off Bruce Dunn, Simon Hunt and local hero Andrew Sawford who suffered at Brands with everything from oiled plugs to punctures!
As ever NG will run the full gamut of classes with grids for the F125 to Streetstockers, Pre-injections to Prostocks and Desmo Due Ducatis to 250GPs, along with the British FSRA F2 championship, out for its first round of 2019.
George Stanley set the fastest NG lap here last year on this 200 layout, taking his Superstock spec GSX-R 1000 Suzuki to a 1:10.7sec lap at 101.79mph average.
Even after all the redevelopment and multi-million-pound investment in recent years, Snetterton 200 retains a combination of long straights and a wide variety of turns, challenging power, handling and the rider.
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