Race Report PCRA Round 5 Sydney Motorsport Park
GP Circuit. on 9st.
Round five of the Bucket Racing Championship was
held at the full GP Gardner circuit at Sydney
Early morning found the track
shrouded in thick fog which didn't lift until after
10am. thus causing the first delay in proceedings.
However once the fog had
lifted competitors were presented with a pleasant
sunny winters day. With the track in good condition
a great days racing was promised.
The usual suspects were on pole.
- Motolites: #77 Tyler Bradford (BBE CBR150) Lap time -1:59.4190
- Superlite PRO: #38 Junior Murphy (BBE Honda CB150) Lap time –
- Superlite AM: #8 Kurt Wagus (BBE Honda CB150) Lap time –
- Commuterlite PRO: #48 Nicolas Wenban (Honda CBR125) Lap time –
- Commuterlite AM: #17 Adam Cameron (Honda CBR125) Lap time –
Tyler Bradford #77 on the blue (BBE CBR150) and
#86 Anthony Marsden (Chris Sculley Honda RS85cr) put
on a fine display of close racing with never more
than a few bike lengths in it in the 3 races. In
race one it was just a cats whisker between them as
they crossed the finish line. In race 2 and 3 Tyler
just edged a few bike lengths to Anthony. Both of
them lapped under the 2 minute mark which is pretty
impressive for these capacity machines.
Down the field there was plenty of dicing with
#28 Jack McGauley (Honda RS85cr) #68 Shane Wilcox (Sculley
Honda RS85cr), 87 Andrew Bennett and #32 Marty
McGauley (Honda CR85) with Andrew Bennett turning
the tables on Jack Mc Gauley to finish third in race
With Number 94 John Olip (Moriwaki 85)
retiring in race one and Shane Wilcox in race two it
took out two of the front runners. Both retired with
Motolites final results:
Tyler now has both hand on the Motolite Crown for
2014 as he has a 75 point lead in the Championship.
With 3 races (75 points max.) to go in the final
round at Wakefield Park Jack McGauley would have to
win all three races and Tyler not to score. In a
points tie Tyler would win by the number of races he
The Superlite PROS as usual put on a fine display of
close racing with #38 Junior Murphy (BBE Honda
CB150), #169 Ian Gregory (Honda CB150) and #65 Tim
Smith (Honda CB150) all taking turns at leading.
Drama in race one for Tim Smith discovering his rear
tyre was flat as he rolled it off of the stand.
Luckily for Tim race ones start was delayed by some
10 minutes while an oil spill on the track was being
cleaned up. After a frantic activity in the pits and
a visit to the tyre van Tim ended up starting from
pit lane. Starting dead last and riding like a man
possessed he raced his way to 4th place keeping
himself in the hunt for the PRO championship.
Races one and two fell to Junior after mighty
battles with Ian Gregory but Tim Smith made race 3
all his own with Junior second and Ian 3rd.
Superlite PRO final results
- 38 WALTER MURPHY NSW)
- 169 IAN GREGORY (NSW)
- 65 TIM SMITH
- 2 KEN LINDSAY (NSW)
- 4 MARTIN KRAAYMAAT (NSW)
The Superlite PRO championship has Junior Murphy leading Tim Smith by
a handy margin of 34 points with Ian Gregory a
further 17points back and Ken Lindsay a mere 4
Points off of Ian. Final round coming up, 75 points
to play for, anyone's Championship.
No stopping #8 Kurt Wagus (BBE Honda CB150), Hard as
the ever improving #81 Robert Tisdell (Honda CB150)
tried he could not catch the flying Kurt in any of
the races although he had reduced the winning margin
to under one second by the last race. #62 Jim Murphy
(BBE Honda CB150) came home 3rd in all races getting
close attention from the flamboyant #181 Glenn
Tisdell on his Suzuki150.
By finishing 5th #31
Duncan Taylor (Kawasaki KH100) keeps a 1 point
advantage for 3rd place in the championship over the
on form Kurt Wagus.
Next up #99 Anthony Bilston
(Suzuki GS125) and #164 Darrell Francis(Honda
Superlite AM final results:
- 8 KURT WAGUS (NSW)
- 81 ROBERT TISDELL (NSW)
- 62 JIM MURPHY (NSW)
- 181 GLENN TISDELL (NSW)
- 31 DUNCAN TAYLOR (NSW)
- 99 ANTHONY BILSTON (NSW)
- 164 DARRELL FRANCIS (NSW)
The Superlite AM Championship is very close with Jim Murphy having an
11 point lead over Robert Tisdell who in recent
races has consistently outpaced the green machine
rider gradually reducing the points gap. Duncan
Taylor on the lone Kawasaki lies 3rd by 1 point over
Kurt Wagus. As before 3 races to go, 75 points
available it could all change on the final day.
Nicolas Wenban Honda CBR125 was unbeatable on the day
winning the three races comfortably. Race one saw
#79 Stephen Kairl (Honda CBR125) keeping Nicolas
honest for a few laps but the 79 bike slowed and
#888 Jack Robinson (CBR125) who had started a long
way back slipped into 2nd on the last lap. Ron
Pulido the championship leader came next.
Robinson dented his championship hopes by retiring
in race two but bounced back to finish 4th. in race
three. The podium positions for races two and three
were Nicolas Wenban, Ron Pulido and Ryan Young
having a one off ride aboard his Dads KTM125.
Number 67 Richard Draper (CBR125) and #16 Robert
Young (CBR125) came home next.
Commuterlite PRO final results:
- 48 NICOLAS WENBAN (NSW)
- 136 RON PULIDO (NSW)
- 20 RYAN YOUNG (NSW)
- 67 RICHARD DRAPER (NSW)
- 16 ROBERT YOUNG (NSW)
- 888 JACK ROBINSON (NSW)
PRO championship will go down to the wire at the
final round at Wakefield Park. Ron Pulido holds a 20
point margin over Nicolas Wenban with Jack Robinson
another 10 points down.
Cameron was untouchable on the day winning the 3
races in Commuterlite AM. The other placings were
fiercely fought over and were in doubt
until the chequered flag came down.
Andrew Martin and Oliver Higgins
damaged their championship hopes with Andrew
retiring in race one and Oliver
nursing some problems finishing off the podium..
finished 2nd in Race one with Richard Cook 3rd. In
race two the positions were reversed and in race
three Ron was 3rd. with Andrew Martin salvaging a
healthy points score with 2nd. place.
Commuterlite Am final
- 17 ADAM CAMERON (NSW)
- 104 RON WENBAN (NSW)
- 40 RICHARD COOK (NSW)
- 10 JASON BLANCH (NSW)
- 131 REZ PULIDO (NSW)
- 3 PETER LINDSAY (NSW)
- 73 OLIVER HIGGINS (NSW)
- 13 ANDREW MARTIN (NSW)
- 26 ANTHONY VASSALLO (NSW)
- 5 MICHAEL LEMON (NSW)
- 108 FRANK LOVERIDGE (NSW)
the racing in this class being close and exciting
the Commuterlite AM championship points scores have
pretty big margins between the contestants. A lot of
the newer riders have been stand outs in this
contest, like championship rivals Adam Cameron,
Andrew Martin, Oliver Higgins, Richard Cook and not
forgetting Ron Wenban who can still show these
younger riders a thing or two.
Adam has a
41 point lead over Oliver Higgins who in turn has a
37 point lead over Andrew Martin with Ron Wenban a
further 10 points back.
motorcycles is never predictable so all could change
at the final round at Wakefield Park.
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