Lower Lyrup TT & Scratch
9th Aug, 2015

A pretty good turnout although.conditions were cool and breezy which made for an interesting event.


The results of the 3 lap TT were as follows:


1. Matt Benson                 14.52

2. Lee Rasheed                 17.24

3. Mick Gray                       17.55

4. Glen O'Brien                  18.15

5. Terry Bond                     18.20

6. Ruth Strout                    18.35

7. Clayton Bond                19.31

8. Pete Weston                 19.58

9. Angelo Ylia                     19.59

10. Gordon Lawton         23.36

It was then decided to hold a 10 lap handicap comprised of the following groups:

Limit      - Angelo Ylia, Clayton Bond, Peter Weston
5 mins   - Glen O'Brien and Terry Bond
8 mins   - Lee Rasheed and Mick Gray
14 mins - Matthew Benson

As it turned out, the work was in front of all the chasing groups as the limit bunch of Angelo, Clayton and Pete worked well together. Matt Benson rode a great race averaging 38 and rounded up the other groups with 2 laps to go however he was unable to catch the front runners. Glen, Terry, Lee and Mick worked tirelessly in their respective groups but could not make headway in the difficult conditions and finished much as they had started.

The fresh legs of youngster Clayton Bond were too strong in the end as he attacked on the final straight to take a comfortable victory by 100 metres. Pete and Angelo would take out the minor placings with Matt a further minute back recording fastest time.

Final positions were:

1st   Clayton Bond
2nd  Peter Weston
3rd  Angelo Ylia
4th  Matthew Benson  (FT)
5th Terry Bond
6th  Glen O'Brien
7th  Lee Rasheed
DNF Mick Gray