Thundersport GB: Wadsworth takes 600 Elite points lead.
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MAX Wadsworth has taken the GB Racing 600 Elite championship lead after a double at Anglesey this weekend where he shared wins with Jason Lynn.
The two victories gave Wadsworth his first and second of the season while Lynn, who has chalked up three wins over the last two rounds, has jumped up to fourth in the points chase, less than 80 off the lead.
Dan Frear was the man on top of the standings heading into this weekend’s round in Wales, but the Scunthorpe rider was spotted at the Isle of Man checking out the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix action, meaning he was bound to lose out.
On the rainy and wet Coastal circuit, Wadsworth stuck his Specialised Group Kawasaki on pole, over a second clear of Sportsman front-runner Lee McLaughlin and Ryan Cooper while Lynn headed up the second row with Alun Brooks and Andy Guy alongside.
But race one was Wadsworth’s to lose as he led lights-to-flag to win by over nine seconds while Walter Bell Yamaha’s Lynn snatched second from Guy just before the half-way, leaving the Sportsman winner to take third overall.
It looked to be a repeat as the track dried on Sunday when Wadsworth grabbed a commanding 1.8s lead on the very first lap and made it a five second lead over Will Hodsgon and Lynn at the end of lap three.
But Wadsworth’s ZX6R cut out while he was running out front, forcing him to pull into the pits as Lynn was left to pick up victory 3.794s ahead of Barnes Haulage Racing’s Lewis Barnes, with Hodgson just a half second further back in third.
After Guy was forced off the grid by an errant brake pad before the start of race two, Will Shaw took advantage and bagged the Sportsman spoils over McLaughlin and Team BBR’s Brooks.
Wadsworth was back on track and into the lead in the early laps of race three, but yet again he was hit with electrical issues, which gave Barnes the lead as he dropped to fourth.
But after clocking a lap just a couple of tenths off Danny Booth’s record from last season, Wadsworth managed to power back past Barnes on the final lap to take his second win of the season, while Ron Hodgson Cars man Hodgson took another third.
Guy chipped back at Shaw’s Sportsman championship advances with another win over the Shaw Twins Racing rider, leaving him just 14 points clear at the top of the tables.
“We had an awesome weekend, it couldn’t have been better,” Wadsworth admitted. “And to top it off we’re now leading the 600 Elite championship.
“I thought I’d lost it again in that last race when the bike cut out, but I pushed through the race until the last lap and managed to take another win. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible including my team, sponsors and everyone that came down – I can’t wait for Cadwell Park now.”