CRMC Snetterton: The Last Hurrah

The CRMC’s Snetterton meeting saw the final rounds of the club and ACU championships, the traditional season-ending races of the year and also celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary and first ever meeting that took place at the Norfolk circuit in 1980.

With two dominating Proddie wins, another in the air-cooled 250s and a second in the Superstocks, the irrepressible John Warwick (58) earned himself Saturday’s Rider of the Day bubbly.

Saturday’s programme went off with few hitches but Sunday saw a combination of oil spillage followed by the arrival of exceptionally heavy rain, meaning the termination of proceedings with half a dozen races to go, unfortunately including the Hercberg/ACU Post Classic/Classic Race of Aces Trophy.

In his first full season, Rochester’s Richard Justice has made good progress in the Production class on his FZ600 Yamaha, culminating with three top eight finishes here at Snetterton.

Despite all this the meeting produced some thrilling racing that provided a fitting climax to what has been a hugely entertaining CRMC season. Graham Lawlor and a rather soggy Pete Morris were there to see it all.

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