JOHN Marsh, Jason Wilkes, Mike Norbury and Dominic Herbertson all picked up wins this weekend as the Preston and District Motorcycle Club’s season came to a close.
Between them, the quartet swept both the Formula 600 and 400-1300cc races, picking up a win apiece to bring the club’s 2018 campaign to an end.
But it was PDMCC Marshal’s Club Newcomer champ Marsh who got the best start in the first F600 scrap, leading Herbertson all the way to the flag and crossing the line a slim 0.165s clear of the roads ace, leaving Wilkes to pick up third.
And with his only other title challenger, Lewis Arrowsmith, out of action this weekend, Marsh secured the Formula 600 title despite retiring from the second race while Wilkes coasted to the chequered flag ahead of Simon Aspin and Keith Ferrari.
When it came to the 400-1300cc class, however, it was Norbury who was nearly unstoppable – even on an SV650.
The Mancunian led from lights-to-flag in the first race, beating Marsh by over five seconds while Ferrari held off Herbertson by less than three tenths of a second.
But Herbertson hit his stride in race two, passing Norbury for the lead on the second lap and holding on by 0.168s to take victory while runner-up Norbury clocked the fastest lap of the day, a 58.280, ahead of third-placed Marsh.
*Images: Martin Corfe