Croft's Batlte of Britain saw Ellis and Bryan swap machines

Two race wins secured...
Bryan in action on Ellis' machine.Bryan in action on Ellis' machine.
Bryan in action on Ellis' machine.

Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire played host to the annual Battle Of Britain race meeting with North Kelsey Sidecar drivers Todd Ellis and step father Gary Bryan both taking part.

But uniquely they switched machines with Ellis pairing up with Jevan Walmsley to race Bryan's F2 Baker Honda outfit while Bryan took charge of Ellis’ F600 LCR Honda machine along with Charlie Richardson who usually passengers Todd Ellis.

Ellis/Walmsley secured two wins and two second places over the weekend while Bryan/Richardson recorded a second, two third places and a fifth.

On Saturday qualifying saw the two teams share the third row of the grid for the opening race which turned out to be an exciting three way battle for the win between Bryan/Richardson, Archer/Chandler and Ellis/Walmsley with the three outfits in close company throughout the eight lap affair.

But Ellis made a strong pass into the complex on the final lap to secure the win from Bryan with Archer coming home in third place.

Race two went the way of Crawford/Hardie with Ellis following in second place and Bryan taking the third position.

The weather made the conditions treacherous on Sunday with rain falling for the majority of the first race.

Once again it was Crawford/Hardie that took the honours from Ellis/Walmsley with the two outfits pulling out a significant lead over the rest of the field.

Bryan/Richardson had a good battle with Archer/Chandler but were beaten into fifth place at the flag.

The final race of the day was dominated by Ellis/Walmsley who took the win from Archer/Chandler, with Bryan/Richardson securing third place.

Bryan said: “We had a great weekend at Croft, Todd Ellis and Jevan Walmsley getting to grips with F2 and me and Charlie Richardson getting back into F600.

"Thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support keeping us on track, your support is greatly appreciated.”

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