Tonfanau: Mort takes back Open title

In News, Tonfanau

Chris Mort added another hat trick to his season’s tally of wins at Tonfanau as he regained the Crewe and South Cheshire club’s 450-110cc Open championship.

The Honda CBR600 rider, who was big bike champion at the Welsh circuit in 2015 and 2016, made it nine wins from nine starts to end the season 20 points clear of his closest rival and fellow Honda man Josh Williams.

It was ZX10-mounted Adrian Williams, however, who provided the toughest opposition to Mort in the third and final round of the series.

In race one Williams had cut Mort’s advantage from 2.5s to just over 0.4s on the eighth and final lap, setting the fastest lap of race in the process. Josh Williams was third home, nearly 13s further back.

Reigning 450-1100cc champion James Evans lost any slender chance he may have had of retaining his crown on the fifth lap when he crashed out at the hairpin in the wet conditions whilst battling with Williams for third place.

Mort continued to dominate the meeting, beating Adrian Williams by over seven seconds in race two and by more than eleven seconds in race three, setting the fastest lap in both.

Josh Williams was third in both races, while Pro Bike Racing’s Evans, who had repaired the superficial damage to his machine, grabbed fourth place each time out.

Those results were enough to give Evans third place in the final championship table, 36 points behind Mort.

*Click here for results from Tonfanau Round 3

Image: Steve Snelling

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