JAMES Hind continued his winning ways as he took two wins to Bruce Dunn’s one as the 250GP ACU National Championship hit Donington Park.
The championship leader had arrived at the third round eager to boost his points lead further, but Dunn was also looking for some silverware.
Hind’s first race looked to get off to a bad start when he struggled to get his TZ250 off the line due to having no first gear, but he soon gathered momentum and managed to get ahead of Dunn who had taken the lead.
Hind gradually kept pulling away as Dunn gradually fell into the clutches of Nigel Palmer and Daniel Walling, but he managed to cling onto second at the flag as Palmer crossed the line third.
Dunn was in no mood to miss out in the sprint race as he held of Hind for the win on his Bilstein SGT Services TZ with Walling in third.
Hind was left smarting and determined to make amends. The former 125 National champion dominated the third race with an 11 second win over Dunn with Tomas Lawlor taking the final podium spot in his first outing of the year.
Over in the 125 National series, the stage looks set for a straight fight between defending champ Gavin Mills and former multiple 250 champ Phil Atkinson, who has moved to the 125’s after his 2019 250 deal fell through.
Atkinson took the first two wins as Mills posted a DNF in one after low-siding his Honda out of contention. But the champion bounced back to secure the honours the long race as Atkinson limped round with a cracked exhaust to grab any points he could.
Bryn Owen, Gary Arden Phil Harvey and Osian Jones shared the other podiums.
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