Top result for Linden and Richmond
In the absence of Team Sponsor and Sweatshop owner, Hugh Brasher, the Team were pleased to recruit Brett Richmond as a last minute replacement.
Hugh was missed but Brett’s fastest lap of the race certainly helped to fill the void.
The race was extremely competitive with 32 teams lining up to contest the day and night six hour race. Any one of ten teams could have taken the honours. Bob Collins of Team Glam achieved pole position, Sweatshop Phase One were second, and the Motobox Guzzi of Segarra/Segarra were third.
The race started wet and ended dry and was one of the best endurance battles for quite a while.
Collins led, pursued by Linden, who for the first 30 minutes hauled him in by up to 1.5 seconds per lap, after a cautious start. Linden’s charge was halted abruptly due to an electrical problem that took three stops to rectify. – Ultimately it was found to be a breaking down coil.
The Sweatshop pairing fought back hard and by the five hour point were holding a secure third. In the last hour the team were gifted second place by Team Glam’s engine failure, but hopes of the podium were soon dashed. With 50 minutes remaining Brett Richmond crashed fairly heavily, necessitating a brake and fuel tank change. The Team fought back to finish sixth, a hard fought result, with fastest lap to it’s credit.
Congratulations to Motobox for another great win.