Thundersport GB: All the action from Oulton Park

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RIDERS have just one chance left to wrap up titles at Thundersport after a one-day double-points bash at Oulton Park last weekend.

And with most championships wide open, it looks set to be a frenzy at the Cadwell finale next month.

Lee Williams returned to the site of his multiple GP1 titles to dominate the Elite ranks and scoop the Adam Boyle Trophy, pipping Phil Crowe in the opener by a mere 0.139sec before stretching his gap ever so slightly in race two to 0.382sec.

Mike Norbury got the better of series front-runner Ross Simpson for third in race one before Josh Daley got one over on Brendan Mallinder in race two to bag the final rostrum spot by just a few tenths, as Rob Coppock did the Sportsman double.

Talbot en route to both 600 Elite wins…

National Superstock ace and Superteen grad Joe Talbot Scored both Elite 600 wins by no less than 1.9sec as Arnie Shelton took the series lead with a second and a third, sharing podium honours with Ryan Dixon and Max Stainton. Meanwhile, Baz Dimelow and Stephen Thomas split Sportsman honours in fifth and eight overall.

Grant Whitaker put one hand on the 500 Elite trophy with two wins over series rival Josh Leaning, but the defending champ was never far ahead as Leaning lost out by an average of just 0.082sec with Josh Langman and Daniel Swift sharing thirds. Steven Butterworth bagged the Sportsman double while Karl Foster did the same in the Veteran ranks.

The Golden Era Supersport honours went the way of Ashley Thompson as he put his R6 on top of the box both times, but it wasn’t without a fight from former champ Luke MacRae and Steelsport ace Matty Whelan, who both scored podiums and limited Thompson’s winning margin to less than 0.3sec.

Whelan mixing it up with the Golden Era Supersports on his steelie…

GP1 Classic man Kieran Smith led the charge for the older big bikes with dominant wins over GP1 Cup winner Daniel Matheson and Golden Era Superbike rider Oliver Mann.

Max Lofthouse tightened his grip on the Supertwin crown and with his nearest early-season rival Jonny Towers still out of action, the teen had no issues cleaning up in the twin ranks and only NSF250-mounted Max Cook was able to come within five seconds.

Behind, Ulster SBK twin front-runner Kevin Lavery bagged a third while Jason Markham scored a Stocktwin win, but Robert Childs brought the fight to the Supertwins in race two with third overall on his stocker.

Stocktwin winner Markham leading the pack…

The Ninja 300s of Finley Arscott and Joe Howard led the way in the Superteens class, but Smith twins Kieran and Christian were never far off on their GP2 Cup-class 400s as they split the class wins in second and third overall.

Benny Grayson was the man to beat in the Pre-National 600 ranks, scoring the opening Sport-class victory comfortably over Tim Whittle and Brandon McCabe before pipping Jack Pearce and Thomas Major by less than half a second.

In the Freshman category, Wilfrid Turner bagged a full points haul as he dominated over Thomas Morris and Keith Stringer.

The Military Championship race win went the way of Eric Telger as the American bagged his maiden victory, pipping fellow RAF rider Dave Langley to launch into title contention.

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