Sidecar racer heads national series
Sidecar racer Simon Horton maintained his lead in a national series with two second places at Donington Park as he looks for a third successive year of success.
Horton and his passenger, Adam Buxton, part of WinTec Racing, rode to a brace of second places in the FSRA pre injection class on Sunday after having to retire before Saturday’s race started.
The pair qualified well in seventh place in the mixed grid of 27 outfits, all in different classes, for the first race of the weekend.
But as they went out on the sighting lap the chain broke, which resulted in a broken kneeler tray mount, so they had to retire before the start.
On Sunday, with no race time from the previous race, they were placed at the back of the grid.
However, the duo got away well and were soon mixing it with the midfield ers before crossing the finish line at the end of the seven-lap race in second place in their class.
Starting race three from the third row, they rode well to complete the eight laps in second place in their class, and were pleased to find they were third overall.
Afterwards Horton, who runs RPM Performance, Carlton, said: "That was a good race.
"We had a terrific battle for position with Roy Tansley, who was riding in the open class, and managed to pass him on the final bend to take third place overall.
"I thank my loyal sponsors and the new ones who have come on board this year, plus Shell Oils for their help. It is very much appreciated."
The next round is at Castle Combe on September 1 and 2.