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NG Road Racing to descend on Oulton Park this Saturday

Monday, July 04 2011

The NG Road Racing championships visit Oulton Park this Saturday (9 July) for a day of packed grids and dramatic bike racing.

In the Superbike classes defending Powerbike and Open champ Phil Bevan will be looking to maintain his 100% podium record going. This meeting Bevan will face a tough challenge from regulars such as Roo Cotton who is ever closer to winning on his DTR R1. Mark Compton will also be up for the challenge as will Michael Blank who has come closer than most to beating Bevan.

In Formula 125, Max Symonds has a five-round-unbeaten-run which he will be looking to continue at Oulton Park, while in the 125cc GP class, Gavin Perkins and Andrew Fisher will be aiming for wins to close down the gap to Kyle Ryde and Jamie Ashby.

Dan Jackson on his TZ250 Yamaha will again head the 450 open entry, although Sian Brooks has moved into the championship runner up spot and is on the verge of her first 450 win.

As ever the Formula 400 class is a tight affair making the prediction of a winner a tough one. Shannon Hale has been in great form so far this year and heads the table, but mechanical problems have plagued her ZXR 400 recently allowing the fast improving class newcomer Max Alexandre to close right in.

There are two other Streetstock classes on the packed programme, one for up to 700cc machines and one for the big 1300cc bikes.

Historically the 600 class in just about the toughest to win and with six different winners from the seven rounds so far this year, it is no exception. R6 rider Jason Oakes has a slender lead over Jody Lees, but Sam Middlemas is now back after injury as is Gary Lucitt. Darrel Jones, Ricky Elder, Tom Russell and the experienced Pete Jennings are also set to challenge

Sam Middlemas (675 Triumph), Paul Willis (KTM RC8) and Duncan Gibson (1098) are the pick of the Sound of Thunder class, while three-wheeled entertainment will come from the ever entertaining Sidecars with Phil Larder and Ken Edwards heading the list on the 1000cc Windle Suzuki. The former series runners-up are looking to go one better this year and currently sit just 12 points off the series lead. Ralph Remnant and Ashley Moore lead the contenders in the Formula 2 class.

Tickets for the NG Road Racing Championships at Oulton Park this weekend are available from £10 with free admission for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click the link below.