Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Bell-ting Pace at Oliver's Mount - Barry Sheene 15/16 June

RMKD racing headed to Oliver's Mount for the second time this year, with Dave Bell and track newcomer Nick Anderson. Both riders riding in the supertwin races, and Nick also on the beautiful ZXR 400.

Saturday saw all four seasons of weather in on day, which made it challenging for Anderson to learn the circuit. Despite this, he finished 6th in the 400cc race in the wet, resulting in his first ever prize money. He was thrilled, and quickly reinvested his money on a round of ham sandwiches. In the dry supertwin race, Dave Bell took 2nd place, impressively finishing only one second off the winner. Anderson came an unlucky 13th after losing three places due to a brake problem on the final.

Better weather on Sunday meant that Dave Bell was able to use his bike to its full potential, and slid his way to an emphatic victory by just half a second. Anderson took over 5 seconds off his best lap from the previous day, improving to a 10th place finish.