Round Three of the Manchester League Grand Prix series was staged at Bury on Wednesday evening.
Astley & Tyldesley’s Max Evans and Matt Snell won all their four races each in the Under-10s match, with Tom Whitwam dropping just one point. Newcomers Jack and Ben Robinson both rode well in their first match, with Daniel Smith-Makin taking valuable points from the opposition.
Daniel Burns put in a steady performance in the Under-13s match to score 10 points, as did Reece Pollitt in the Under-16s match.
Joel Partington was also in action and his terrific last-lap pass on Bury’s Ryan Livesey in the last race, proved vital for A&T. The extra point gained put A&T level with Stockport in the match, to take a joint win on the night, with Bury four points adrift. This means that at the halfway stage of the series, A&T are top of the table.
Manchester League Division Two match result (top five points scorers only count to team totals): Astley & Tyldesley 69 Stockport 69 Bury 65
Stockport won the Division One (senior) match from Bury, with A&T third. Roy Heslop and Ron Makin put in a valiant showing against good senior opposition
Manchester League Division One match result (top five points scorers only count to team totals): Stockport 66 Bury 58 Astley & Tyldesley 13
Astley & Tyldesley hosted Round Three of the Northern Fours & Junior League series at Gin Pit on Sunday. Despite much heavy rain the track was in good condition.
A&T riders dominated the Under-10s match, taking the first four places on the day. Max Evans rode to a comfortable 16 points maximum score. Tom Whitwam put in his usual determined performance, dropping just two points to Max. Matt Snell and young Jack Robinson both won a race each, with Ben Robinson and John White putting in plenty of effort in their races. Daniel Burns continued his steady improvement with a race win in the Under-13s match, with Matthew Sweeney gaining valuable experience at this level of racing.