North East Trophy
Croft Race Circuit, Sat 22 Feb 2014
Race report from Alistair Rutherford, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD
The start of the road season kicked off for myself at the North East Trophy on Croft Racing Circuit in North Yorkshire on Saturday 22/2/14 in very windy conditions with team mates Alex and Tom. Before the race started I was a little concerned that picking the Zipp 808 was a mistake with the strong winds.
The race had a good pace from the start, with everyone getting involved and trying to show a bit of form! After the 1st hour of racing the race had come together, this started a flurry of attacks with various WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD riders involved.
With 4 laps to go the eventual winner Steve Lampier attacked and got a gap. I managed to get in the next move with two other riders gaining a slender 25 second gap, we kept this until the end of the race. Coming into the final corner and with the head wind I jumped the other 2 riders to secure the 2nd place. The 1st podium place for team WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD in 2014, great start to the season and one we can replicate.
Alex Bottemley finishing 21st and Tom Barras 22nd respectively from 145 starters.
1 Steve Lampier
2 Alistar Rutherford, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD
3 Jack Barrett
4 Benjamin Peacock
5 Steven Lawley
6 Ryan Fenwick
7 Ben Hallworth
8 David Lines
9 Wiliam Brown
10 James Alder
21 Alex Bottemley, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD
22 Tom Barras, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD