Ups and downs on Harley’s action-packed weekend

Harley Rushton.
Harley Rushton.

Ingleton racer Harley Rushton had an up and down weekend on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, in the latest round of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club’s championship.

Ingleton racer Harley Rushton had an up and down weekend on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, in the latest round of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club’s championship.

The 19-year-old was attempting to defend his standing 350cc title as well as compete for the national 500cc Grand Prix title.

Saturday’s racing got off to a great start with a win straight away in the 350 class beating road racing star Keith Amor before the weekend took a turn for the worse as Rushton spun off in race two.

A repaired bike was ready for Sunday with the Ingleton racer starting from the back of the grid but managing to finish fourth.

A mechanical failure ruled him out of the final 350 race of the weekend however.

In the 500 races on Saturday, Rushton finished fifth in race one and third in race two before two sixth-placed finishes and a fourth to finish the weekend.

Rushton said: “The crash and the breakdown greatly dented my championship chances in the 350 this year.

“That was two DNFs I didn’t need, fortunately I got away lightly with the crash and we will have the bike ready for the next race at Brands Hatch.

“I still feel I have to learn with the 500 and its behaviour. There are alterations to do to the bike to further improve its corner speed and get more confidence with the bike.”

Rushton is in action at Brands Hatch this weekend, July 5 and 6.