JACK Bednarek and Harris Beech shared the GP3 Superteen spoils at Anglesey this past weekend as the latter banked a hat-trick to boost his title bid.
And while Bednarek is technically out of the championship chase, Beech still has plenty of work to do if he’s to catch leader Joe Talbot, whose steady haul in Wales means he’s still in control of the title chase by more than 150 points with only 200 left on offer.
It was Kam Dixon, however, who started the strongest as he pipped Bathams rider Beech to pole position by just 0.056sec, leaving Finley Arscott to complete the front row.
When the lights went out for race one, Dixon led the pack as Beech, Talbot and British Junior Supersport regular Jamie Le Masurier. And although he finished the first lap down in fifth, Bednarek picked off a rider per lap before swooping past both Beech and Dixon to hit the front on lap four.
Dixon and Beech diced just behind before the latter took the lead with one lap to go, but Beech dropped out of contention on the final lap as Bednarek blasted ahead to grab his second win of the year as Dixon and Warrington MOT Centre’s Talbot completed the podium.
Bednarek looked to be on for more in race two, but after leading the opening laps Beech took over and began stretching a lead at half-distance, leaving Dixon in a lone second as Bednarek pipped Talbot for third on the final lap before being hit with a 10sec jump start penalty, handing Talbot 16 points.
While Talbot was quickest out of the gates in Monday’s opening race, Beech sat right on his tail as he and Bednarek slipped past Talbot four laps into the scrap. But as Beech stretched a slight lead en route to another win, it was a battle for the podium behind as HEC Decorating’s Bednarek got the better of Dixon and Talbot to bring home another 20 points for his title bid.
It was almost a repeat start in race four as Talbot led the pack early on with Bednarek , Beech and Dixon in tow, but the chasing trio never let Talbot escape as Beech grabbed the lead on lap six and immediately put the hammer down to complete his hat-trick, while Talbot took another second and Bednarek levered Le Masurier aside for third.
Talbot’s lead stands at 456 points, but Beech, the absent Louis Rendell and Dixon are all still within reach of the crown.
*Image: Colin Port