BRA/PCRA Bucket Racing Championship
14th May 2016.
Round one held on the South circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Although having a late start in the Year the 2016 BRA /
PCRA Championship series got off to a great start on
beautiful Autumn day and a large
entry. A big welcome to all the newcomers in the various
For Championship points table
Early morning pit activity at South circuit.
The sun was out, a promising prelude to a
great days racing.
Qualifying for the five classes:
Practice and qualifying combined.
Motolites Round One.
#888 Jack Robinson
on his nicely turned out Honda RS150CRF had a
great start with new bike and first race in
Motolites winning race one and placing second on
races two and three to finish second overall.
Motolites Round One.
Everyone got away well with #60
Jason Dunn Honda RS85cr getting the holeshot.
Surprise on lap one Jason was off the track at the
uphill corkscrew, recovering to rejoin dead last
behind the Superlites. Newcomer to Motolite’s #888
Jack Robinson Honda RS150CRF had bolted into a good
lead with #73 Brodie Thackery Moriwaki 80 and #17
Adam Cameron Honda CBR150 swapping places battling
for 2nd and 3rd.
However by lap four Jason had
scythed through the field and was up to 2nd. By this
time Jack Robinson was out of reach, winning his
first Motolite race in his first ride on his new
Jason finished second with Brodie
Thackery pipping Adam Cameron for third. #29
Harrison Wells Moriwaki 80 finished 5th with #11
Michael McLean Honda CBR150 6th and #170 Michael
#53 Thomas Young Honda RS85cr retired
on lap three and took no further part in the event..
This time #60 Jason Dunn made no mistake with a
flag to flag win. Likewise #888 Jack Robinson had an
untroubled run to 2nd. Again #73 Brodie Thackery and
#17 Adam Cameron was in a do or die battle for the
final podium position swapping places several times
with Brodie waiting until the last lap to make a
pass stick snatching third by a mere 0.109 of a
Michael McLean came in 5th with Michael
Child 6th. #29 Harrison Wells retired on lap two and
was finished for the day.
Due to some delays race three was shortened to
four laps. Jason had another faultless run to the
chequered flag with Jack Robinson finishing a close
second. Brodie Thackery this time managed to keep a
small gap on Adam Cameron to finish 3rd and 3rd on
the day. Brodie proved there is still life in the
venerable Moriwaki. His sparring partner for the day
Adam Cameron did well on what is a commuterlite with
a standard 150 engine. Some go faster work is on the
Michael McLean brought the red CBR150 home in
5th. Unfortunately for Michael Child his Supermono
stopped on the start grid and he couldn't get it to
start so no points for race three.
Motolites Results Round One 2016:
Superlite PRO 2016
Tim Smith got off to a great start to the year
dominating the Superlite PRO class by winning all
three races and going away with maximum points haul.
Above: Tim in action on his Honda CB150 proved
unbeatable on the day.
Number 38 Junior Murphy (BBR Honda CB150) jumped into an
immediate lead followed by #2 Ken Lindsay Honda
RSC150 and #169 Ian Gregory Honda CB150 with #65 Tim
Smith slow to get away but slotted in behind the
King. However by lap three Tim had dispatched Ian
Gregory to 4th and on lap 4 he put away the King and
Junior and wasn't headed again taking out the first Superlite PRO race of the year.
The finishing order was #65 Tim Smith, #38 Junior
Murphy, #169 Ian Gregory, next up was the battling
brothers #56 Herman and Kurt Wagus Herman pipping Kurt for 5th. Final placing's was #94
John Olip Suzuki 100 (7th.) and #62 Jim Murphy CB150
(8th) final finisher in the class.
Race One video from Tim's bike
This time #65 Tim Smith made a great start
leading from start to finish with Junior Murphy and
Ian Gregory not far behind. On lap 4 Ian made a
determined bid for second place but ended up doing
some grass tracking and was lucky to hold the
position. #2 Ken Lindsay was stuck in a battle with
the Motolite of Michael McLean and could not break
clear to join his Superlite compatriots up ahead.
Once again the the Wagus boys were hard at it with this
time Kurt getting the upper hand. John Olip and Jim
Murphy were in their own battle with Johns bike
faltering on the last lap allowing Jim to finish
Once again Tim Smith made a perfect start but had
a racy Ian Gregory the defending champion in tow and
sure enough Ian went past in lap 2 and was looking
good for his first win but it was not to be. Tim
waited until the last lap and made a terrific pass
for his third win of the day. King Kenny was holding
a watching brief as the two ahead battled it out.
Ken finished a close third which was a nice present
to himself on his birthday.
It was a hilarious prize giving with cake and
jelly shots celebrating the Kings birthday.
Junior came in 4th after battling race long with
the Motolite of Michael Mclean.
Kurt and Herman Wagus and John Olip were in
a three way battle Kurt coming out ahead and John
getting between the very competitive brothers.
Superlite Pro Results Round One 2016
Superlites AM 2016
#57 Stuart Ellis on his very smart
looking Suzuki 150 Won the
day with 3 wins, scoring maximum points and
mixing it up with the midfield Superlite
Number 57 Stuart Ellis Suzuki150 had a dream day
winning all of the races he contested. #164 Darrell
Francis Suzuki150 finished 2nd in the three races
with Zac Perrington Kawasaki 100 finishing 3rd.
What's up! not a Honda in sight.
Superlite AM Results Round One 2016:
The CommuterLite's popularity continues to grow.
They are producing some incredible lap times (for
the limited power they produce) and some great racing with some very
talented riders emerging. The closeness of the
racing is evident by the amount of races won and
lost by thousands of a second.
#39 Ken Watson (Honda CBR125) was 2nd in race
one and won races two and three fending off
attacks from all-comers.
Commuterlite Pro 2016
At the start #39 Ken Watson (Honda CBR125) got
the hole shot but had a racy #555 Nicholas Miller
(Honda CBR125) looking for a way past and #75 Corey
Smith (Honda CBR125) and #41 Keo Watson (Honda
CBR125) were also in the hunt. On lap two Nicholas
made a pass stick and was never headed on the run to
the flag. Keo got the better of Corey and this was
the finishing order of the top four.
Number 3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125) in his
first outing in the PRO class held off the advances
of #24 Tom Harrison (Honda CBR125) and #136 Ron
Pulido (CBR125) to finish 5th. with #4 Martin
Kraaymaat (Yamaha YFZR125) 8th.
time #555 Nicholas Miller (Honda CBR125) got
away to a great start but it was short lived as #39
Ken Watson Honda CBR125 went past on lap two and two
laps later #41 Keo Watson Honda CBR125 slipped past
pushing Nicholas back to 3rd. #75 Corey Smith (Honda
CBR125) came in 4th.
A much improved #136 Ron Pulido (CBR125)
found some pace to finish 5th. followed home by #3
Peter Lindsay (6th), #24 Tom Harrison (7th), #93
Robert Young (KTM125) (8th.) and #4 Martin Kraaymaat
(Yamaha YFZR125) 9th.
Number 39 Ken Watson (Honda CBR125) had a flag to
flag win to stake his claim for the 2016 number one
plate. Defending PRO champ #555 Nicholas Miller
(Honda CBR125) held 2nd first time around but on lap
two #41 Keo Watson (2nd) and #75 Corey Smith
(3rd) went past pushing Nicholas down to 4th., he
had no answer to get back at them but held on to
Number 136 Ron Pulido again finished 5th.
ahead of the duelling duo of #3 Peter Lindsay (6th.)
and #24 Tom Harrison (7th.), #93 Robert Young (KTM125)
and #4 Martin Kraaymaat (Yamaha YFZR125) 9th.
Commuterlite PRO Results Round One 2016:
Commuterlite AM 2016
Number 81 Luke Rhodes was
the fastest of all the Commuterlites PRO and AM
in qualifying and dominated the Commuterlite AM
class winning the three races and in fact was
pushing the Commuterlite PROS, a candidate for
#81Luke Rhodes (Honda CBR125) was in
terrific form winning all three races. Number 9
Andrew Smith (Honda CBR125) finished 2nd
in the three races. Number #78 Mark OToole
(Honda CBR125) finished 3rd on the first and
second races and 4th in race three. #35 Peter
Brown (Yamaha YFZR125) back for 2016 after
missing out on 2015 showed good pace to finish
4th. in the three races.
Newcomer #7 Brodie Frewin (Honda CBR125) had a
brilliant start to his first Commuterlite race
to finish 5th in races one and two and an excellent
3rd. place in race three. #5 Michael lemon
(Honda CBR125) had a disastrous
first race dropping from 4th. to last. However
he made up for it by finishing 6th. in the next
Another newcomer #19 Jan Martizano (Honda
CBR125) did well to finish 6th. in all the
races. #12 Jessica Dykes (Honda CBR125)
having forsaken the Aprilia for the more nimble
Honda showed improved pace to finish 8th in races one
and two but went missing from the results on
race three. #66 Andy Lewer (CBR125) came 8th,
9th and 8th. with #84 Daniel Florence (CBR125),
#84 James Wain (CBR125) #87 Ian Hancock (CBR125)
filling the remaining positions.
Results Round One 2016:
Typical of the dicing in
Bucket racing, always close and a lot of fun.
With #65 Tim Smith (Honda CB150) winning
all the races it was left to #169 Ian Gregory
(Honda CB150), #38 Junior Murphy (BBE Honda
CB150) and #2 Ken Lindsay (KLR Honda RCB150) to
squabble over the remaining podium positions,
all three sharing the spoils.