Race Reports

Round 5 2023 – Anglesey

Storm Betty did it’s utmost to bugger up the final round of our series but a determined team in the hosting NG club were ready to pounce at the first break in weather and with winds up to 75 mph the whole meeting was very much under threat. With Saturday a none event we hardy, read stupid,…

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Round 4 2023 – Cadwell Park

Who doesn’t like the incredible Cadwell Park, with a mixture of everything we find scummy in a racetrack it provides an ideal playground for our undiluted machinery. With weather looking decidedly iffy, this was going to be a test of nerves and skill (and that was just getting off the field on Sunday!). With the bikes and kit tech…

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Round 3 2023 – Donington Park

Through the visor of Tony Perkins We threw the blooming kitchen sink at this one, Donington Park,Classic Festival, end of July, with our Lansdowne family and friends. We were to experience every emotion going, the highs and lows of our beloved sport and everything in-between. Let’s begin. Arrival had the Lansdowne Team mark our area…

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Round 2 2023 – Snetterton

Qualifying With a very strong grid of 30 riders, qualifying required each pilot to learn the not often used 300 twisting infield section and link to the usual 200 very quick outer ribbon of asphalt. A tent billowing headwind up the start/finish straight encouraged a right tight tuck in position with added streamlining gained by…

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Round 1 of the ’23 Season – Pembrey

Through the visor of Tony Perkin Arriving on Thursday evening for this the Stan Woods meeting,  torrential rain made the prospect of racing look grim. But once all ‘the righteous’ were assembled at Pembrey circuit for the first round of our championship, hosted by the CRMC, the clouds parted and as most of the country…

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Round 7 2022 – Castle Combe

Through the visor of Tony Perkin Castle Combe brought out the very reason riders, supporters and the paying public love the Lansdowne series – un-diluted classes of equal machinery guarantees fast competitive races throughout the field yielding a fantastic response from the fans around the circuit. Blessed with fine weather, the early morning practice blew…

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Round 6 2022 – Cadwell Park

Through the visor of Tony Perkin What a venue. Cadwell Park basking in sunshine, just perfect. This being a round of the Sidecar British Championship it was packed, but among the melee the Lansdowne riders made their home for the weekend fairly close together, and so after the usual pre-race legalities it was Gorgeous George Thomas who took pole…

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Round 5 2022 – Donington Park

Through the visor of Tony Perkin The CRMC once again hosts the Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival. The Lansdowne pilots are woken early doors Saturday by the straining turbines of aircraft departing/arriving at East Midlands airport, a quick peak outside revealed moist conditions, mmmmm! A quick sprint to the Lansdowne hospitality tea urn for a cuppa,…

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Round 3 2022 – Mallory Park

Through the visor of Tony Perkin 90 years of racing at Mallory Park then somebody moves into a house close by and complains of too much noise? Why buy a house near a race track if you don’t like the noise? This was to have a big effect on our racing. Such a shame really…

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Round 2 2022 – Brands Hatch

Through the visor of Tony Perkin The newly laid tarmac at Paddock Hill and Graham Hill Bend belied its wet look at first inspection but was to provide superb grip for the Avon control tyres and so, with the weather set damp to changeable we all prepared for timed qualifying. Saturday qualifying Ripley Land head…

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