Sunday, October 14 2012
With several titles still to be decided, fans of club bike racing can expect to enjoy plenty of tense and hard-fought action this weekend (October 20-21), as the Hottrax Club Bike Championships are settled at Snetterton.
From nine-lap sprint races to a three-hour endurance event, tightly fought battles are likely in an impressive 21-race programme due to take place on the high speed 200 circuit.
Among those hoping for a successful end to the season will be Sweatshop Racing, reigning champions and current leaders of the National 1000 Endurance class. The team currently holds a 17-point lead over nearest challengers TEC-Supplies.com and will hope they can maintain that momentum going into the season finale.
One of the most intriguing battles is in the Michelin Power 600 class. A mere four points separate Richard Charlton and Brett Carter at the top of the standings. Having won the last three races at Cadwell Park, Charlton heads to Norfolk with a small psychological advantage.
Yet, with 75 points still available over three races, Carter knows he has a great chance to tip the balance his way. Wayne Humble is another potential title winner in this class, despite currently being 46 points behind Charlton. In the 1000 class, James Cox holds a comfortable lead over nearest challenger Greg Allsop.
Elsewhere, there should be plenty of excitement too in the supporting MotoGrande 1000 and 600 contests, with both titles still up for grabs. With four races scheduled for this weekend, Julian Hughes trails Rhalf Lo Turco by 26 points, while the battle for the 600 crown is even tighter. Throughout the season, Mark Trowell and Paul O'Connor have battled hard for supremacy and head to the finale spilt by just six points.
Other action will come from the Modern Classics, where Dean Skipper and Mark Dicken have already wrapped up their Supercup and Superbike titles respectively, plus the Ducati Desmo Due series.
Tickets for the Hottrax Club Bike Championships at Snetterton on 20/21 October are available for £10 in advance with free admission for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.