NCRA Rockingham Raceway Handicap Series: Race 8
Location: Rockingham Raceway, Corby, Northants
Event: 11 July 2013
Report: Snowdon Sports
Photos: David Lewis
Recording his third win of the series, Jamie Scott (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling) came through from the scratch group and outsprinted breakaway rival Genadijs Tilgalis (Peterborough CC) in the eighth round of the Northants CRA handicap competition on the 1.7-mile Rockingham Raceway circuit, near Corby.
The pair jumped away in the second half of the hour-long race and worked well together to stay clear to the finish where 34-year-old Scott took the victory from his less experienced 20-year-old companion, who is in his first season of racing.
The scratch group closed a one-minute gap to the third-category group before the halfway point, and with the whole field – the biggest of the series - coming together under clear blue skies, Scott launched the winning move with Tilgalis the only one to respond.
Five riders took up the chase, closing to within ten seconds at one point, but they were unable to reach the leaders and the gap stretched out to 30 seconds by the line where Scott’s team-mate David Palmer took the sprint for third place ahead of junior Marcus Partridge (VC Rutland).
1 Jamie Scott (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling)
2 Genadijs Tilgalis (Peterborough CC)
3 David Palmer (MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling)
4 Marcus Partridge (VC Rutland)
5 Hans van Nierop (Welland Valley CC)
6 James Gelsthorpe (Bourne Wheelers)
7John Ellis (Welland Valley CC)
5 Jason Burrill (Bourne Wheelers)
8 Wayne Tunnah (St Neots CC)
9 James Hyde (Clee Cycles)
10 Jason Burrill (Bourne Wheelers)
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