No go for Guernsey

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The inter-insular class is for riders up to 250 cc – and Guernsey wanted only 250 cc riders.

So, with the Sarnians refusing to ride, the event will probably not take place until next year.The rest of the day’s events – the conclusion of the local motocross championships and the junior inter-insular – went ahead as planned.The Automatic (50 cc) class went to the final race, with Toby Luce starting the day just three points ahead of Charley Mills, who won the first two races, with Luce winning the third.In the very last race Mills, as usual, had a dynamic start and took the lead for the first three laps with Luce hot on his heels.

Coming through the back markers, Mills’s downfall was in trying to take an inside line as Luce took the outside line and the advantage going into the tight hairpin for the long downhill.It was Luce who led with one lap to go and he kept his cool to take the win and the championship from Mills.Lee Le Viellez had a better afternoon’s racing and took two third places to keep him third overall in the championship while Charlie Morris, who fell in the second race and did not finish, remained fourth overall.Wesley Riant was fifth and Ross Pinel sixth, and all six move up to the 65 cc class next year.Kieran Gregory won the championship in this, his first year in the 65 cc class, by seven points, ahead of Guernsey’s Luke Lesbirel who took the chequered flag in three races and second place in the championship.

Leading on the last lap of the final race, Andrew Pitcher was unlucky to fall in the meadow and was overtaken.

He finished seventh in this race, third overall in the championship.It was also close in the small wheel 85 cc final.

Sam Bingle needed to finish ahead of Ben Le Cornu to take the title.

Le Cornu led the first race, but a fall going into the meadow let Bingle through, followed closely by Dominic Cauvain.

Bingle started suffering with his breathing in the last two laps and slowed to allow Cauvain to take the chequered flag with Bingle second.

Le Cornu picked himself up and worked his way through the field to finish fourth, and second overall.

Bingle and Le Cornu are in their first year in this capacity class.Aaron Baudin had the best results of the season with firsts in races two and four.

The last race was the most exciting, when he beat Bingle into second place.

Declan Hussey has also had a good season and finished third overall, despite having a bad crash in the second event of the season which kept him out of competition throughout May.In the big wheel 85 cc class, James Shorto from Guernsey had four wins – he was under little pressure from the local riders who were competing in France.

Ryan Gregory, who was one of them, had already won the championship, with Shorto taking second overall.

Bradley Le Sauvage and local rider Kilian Dorey had a great battle throughout the races, with Le Sauvage taking second on three occasions but Dorey having revenge on the last race of the day.

Phillip Le Feuvre also had an excellent event aboard the Kawasaki.

Daniel Moon, also competing in France, maintained third place in the championship.The smallest class was the 125 cc class, but racing is still fast and furious.

Guernsey rider Craig Rouget, competing at this level for only the second time, was unbeatable and the gap between him and second-placed Tom Harwood was vast.

Harwood wins the junior 125 cc class, but Kieran Songhurst wins the first year 125 cc championship after recording four wins.There is always plenty of action in the senior class with 25 riders coming to the start line.

Ben Carre from Guernsey was unbeatable on his 250 cc machine, but it was the youngsters who challenged him most.

14-year-old Harry Bertram on the Yamaha 125 cc and Dale Campbell (16) on the Kawasaki 125 were not far behind Carre, who had more ccs and experience on his side.

Bertram and Campbell battled it out for second, with Campbell crashing in the first race and not finishing, but coming strong in the second to finish second, ahead of Bertram.

Oliver Holmes was the fastest local 250 cc rider and championship winner, while in the over 250 cc class, Michel Drean, who is three times older than Bertram, took the honours.As Campbell missed a couple of events through injury, the adult 125 cc championship went to Stevie Leonard, with Campbell second and Shaun Barette third.The Grand Final championship was also won by Oliver Holmes with Dale Campbell second and Shaun Barette third.Jersey lost the junior inter-insular with Guernsey winning four of the five classes.The JMC&LCC thank event sponsor Eastern Joinery and Construction Ltd, and Dr M Holmes and St John Ambulance for their attendance.Thoughts now turn to the massive two-day event on 4 and 5 October in which more than 180 riders are expected to compete.

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