March 11th was the first race weekend of the season following the cancellation of the V910 on 4th March. Hartlepool CC were well represented at Cleveland Wheelers T211R a SPOCO starting and finishing close to Stokesely. Its a tough start to the season and bound to be cold at this time of year. New member James Kilpatrick’s first race for HCC was really just an intro and he was still getting used to ‘his aero position” and was using the race as an experiene whereas established TT racers, Paul Thirling and Paul Fountain were looking for early points in the Teesside SPOCO league. After a previous spill in last years event Richie Grant was just looking for a clear round, he wore his old Skin Suit just in case.
HCC members results:-
Paul Thirling 47-41 for tenth and 3 SPOCO points
Paul Fountain 48:39 for 13th and 5 SPOCO points
James Kilpatrick 58:29 for 57th and 37 SPOCO points
Richie Grant 58-30 for 58th and 38 SPOCO points
Phil Wright DNS
Richie Booth’s season is yet to start his first event being a TLI RR near Clitheroe on 8th April.