Close finishes in Division One as competition hots up

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The time triallers were grateful for calm conditions last Tuesday evening when they rode one of the longer TTs of the season. Starting and finishing in Carnaby it is a straightforward out and back to Driffield.

Stew Pickard claimed another Division One victory but he will need to maintain his standards as Martin Cockerill was within 10 seconds, to take second place.

Adam Yates produced his strongest ride yet and extended his Division Two lead with a maximum five points.

In Division Three, Dawn Blues faded towards the end and seems better suited to the shorter courses. However, she still tops the table in her first full season.

Racing in only his second time trial, Simon Walters impressed, breaking 55 minutes with ease.

The long climb out of Rudston and fast corners make the Rudston Loop TT course a difficult challenge as the riders are unable to settle into a rhythm and maintain a constant effort.

Andy Askwith’s speed through the corners was the difference as the Division One rides were all within 45 seconds of his winning time. Pickard took second.

With Brian Parling struggling to find his form, Yates had nearly a minute to spare to take the maximum five Division Two points for the second time in a week.

Matt Pilling was delighted to set the fastest Division Three time on his first attempt at the course.