Round One of the 2017 Cool FAB Racing Championship got off to a flying start at Llandow in Wales.
The three-day event began on Friday 24th March with practice sessions followed by two full days of racing on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend was also sponsored by Dickies Clothing, who are the official clothing supplier to the Cool FAB Racing. Throughout the weekend, Dickies ran a social media photo competition for riders and spectators with the best selfies winning Dickies clothing.
The AC40 Rookie category was once one of the highlights of the weekend with twenty-eight entrants getting to grips with minibike racing. Jamie Woodcock showed his dominance, winning two out of three races to be crowned the overall Champion, while Orlando Philips took second place, followed by Kyle Payne.
Managing Director of Cool FAB Racing the company delivering Cool Milk’s 10-year sponsorship deal with FAB Racing, Crispin Vitoria, said it was an exciting opening round:
“We’re delighted to be back after a long winter break. It’s clear that our riders have been working hard to improve their skills while on a break, and I’m amazed to see how much their skills and confidence have grown. It’s also fantastic to see so many new rookies on the grid – proof that our work with the British Superbike Championship is helping to grow the profile the sport, and bring more young talent into the series.”
The AC40 Pro class remained one of the most competitive classes in the Championship with riders Ross Maguire, Evan Belford, Owen Mellor and Eddie O’Shea all tussling for podium positions over the three races. However, it was Ross Maguire who conquered this round, winning all three races and taking overall Champion.
In the GP 50 class, spectators were kept on the edge of their seats as Casey O’Gorman and Corey Stainer went toe-to-toe in race one, changing positions at every corner. Ultimately, it was Casey O’Gorman who clinched victory in the race and taking the overall win for the weekend. Evan Belford made an impressive debut in this class, placing third overall.
The opening round also saw the display of the junior British Superbike teams in their full team kit, including branded leathers, bikes and marquees. FS-3 racing team also pledged their commitment to developing young talent and will be running a junior team consisting of brothers Lewis and Elliott Jones from round two at Red Lodge.
Entries are now being welcomed for Round 2 of the 2017 Cool FAB Racing British Championship at Red Lodge in Bury Saint Edmunds. Numbers are limited so riders are advised to get their entries in early to avoid disappointment. To enter visit Motokitz.com