GEORGE Stanley nearly made a clean sweep of the big bike action at Donington Park this weekend as he took five wins from six in NG’s 1000cc ranks.
But it was multi-time champ Josh Day who destroyed the club’s outright lap record as he gave chase to the Hawk Suzuki rider.
While Day qualified on pole for the Open scrap, it was Joe Sheldon-Shaw who took point for the first Powerbike race.
But with mixed conditions on the cards early on, former Aussie dirt track champ Braydon Elliot used all his sideways knowledge in the wet first Open race to hit the front early on Saturday during one of the brief showers.
He took his Complete Filtration Suzuki GSXR to the win over fellow National Superstock runner Stanley and Michael Blank, while habitual NG Open class winner Day had to sit this one out as he crashed out of a podium placing with his R1.
But Stanley swept Sunday’s Powerbike races in the bone dry as he set the new class lap record multiple times along the way, fighting off the attentions of Day, Elliott and former British Motostar champ Charlie Nesbitt, the latter of whom was pitting his 600 against the big bikes.
Heading the supporting class were Peter Baker, Chris Pope, David Hewson and Allister Haynes.
All three Powerbike races threw up the same outcome as Stanley took a hat-trick of wins, with Day second and Elliott third each time. Elliot always seemed to get the best start before Stanley hit the front with Day in close company.
And despite not taking a win in the class, reigning champ Day got one thing he sought: the new lap record. 1:08.396sec at an average of 103mph.
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