Misterton sidecar racer secures trio of wins

Newark sidecar racer Simon Horton and passenger Jordon Forrest from Misterton travelled to North Yorkshire for a round of the FSRA Wintec Pre Injection Sidecar championship which took place at Croft Circuit and resulted in a trio of wins for the team to extend their lead at the top of the rider standings.

Tripley victory for Simon Horton and Jordon Forrest.

But the weekend did not go without its problems for the team who were suffering problems with the gearbox on the WINTEC Suzuki and they persevered through the three races with no second gear.

After qualifying in third place overall and first in class Horton and Forrest got away to a good start in the first race on Saturday and despite the wet conditions and the wrong choice of tyre, they took the lead in the F1 class ahead of Best/Davies and over the next seven laps they extended their lead to some 26 seconds. The race was stopped on lap seven and a result called on positions on lap six which gave Horton and Forrest the win.

The second race later in the day went more smoothly as the rain had stopped with Horton and Forrest taking the lead which they maintained and extended throughout the race to once again take the win from Best/Davies. They recorded their best time of the weekend with a 1m 38.760s and picked up maximum points.

The weather was kinder to the riders on Sunday and they lined up for the start of their third and final race in warm sunny conditions.

But they got a dreadful start and ended up dead last at the first corner. But they quickly set about catching and passing the opposition and ended the race with their third win of the weekend.

Simon Horton said: “we didn't make it easy for ourselves this weekend as we had to use the spare engine after damaging our best one at Cadwell. It wasn't until we went out in testing we discovered the gearbox was playing up and we had to manage without second gear all weekend.

"It was also a new track for both of us so we had to learn our way around the circuit but we managed to keep going and brought the outfit home for three good wins. Thanks to Jordon for his excellent performance as passenger and a grateful thanks to our sponsors for keeping us out there.”

The next and penultimate round of the series will take place at East Fortune over the weekend of September 25/26 when the team will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of the rider standings.