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Classic Riders Join the Rankings Elite

Mike Hose Lightweight Race by Peter Faragher webThe fifth round of the Duke Road Race Rankings Series the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races saw Wirral rider, Mike Hose become the most successful classic competitor on the Colas Billown Course taking his total number of wins to 18, having previously shared the honour with Yorkshireman Bill Swallow with 16 victories apiece.

Mikes double in the 30th anniversary Pre-TT Classic Road Races slots him into 12th overall, whilst fellow double winner, Hexham’s Dominic Herbertson moves into 17th position, up from 98th, a leap of 81 places!


Dominic Herbertson.web

Winner of the Geoff Duke Junior Superbike Race for the fifth consecutive time, James Cowton, a previous Duke Rankings Champion moves into sixth spot up from 10th.

Whilst Prenton rider, Steve Ferguson who took the laurel wreath in the Friends Provident International Junior race becomes a new entry in 23rd position.

Classic specialist, Ballymena’s Barry Davidson climbs to eighth from 15th and remains the top classic only competitor in this year’s rankings after five of the 25 scheduled rounds in 2018.

Fellow Northern Ireland rider, Brian Mateer moves into the top 25 in 24th, an upward move of nine places.

 

 

Pos     Rider Previous Moves   Points
Rd.       Round      
5       3      
Blackford's Pre-TT   North West 200      
Classic Road Races   Road Races      
               
               
1   Derek McGee 1 No Change   394
2   Adam McLean 2 No Change   373
3   Alastair Seeley 3 No Change   316
4   Michael Dunlop 4 No Change   305
5   Derek Sheils 5 No Change   292
6   James Cowton 10 Up 4   274
7   Dean Harrison 6 Down 1   249
8   Barry Davidson 15 Up 7   248
9   Lee Johnston 7 Down 2   212
10   Dan Kneen 8 Down 2   212
11   Richard Ford 9 Down 2   210
12   Mike Hose   New Entry   206
13   Michael Sweeney 11 Down 2   200
14   Martin Jessopp 12 Down 2   189
15   Glenn Irwin 13 Down 2   185
16   James Hillier 14 Down 2   180
17   Dominic Herbertson 98 Up 81   154
18   Peter Hickman 16 Down 2   145
19   Wayne Sheenan 17 Down 2   140
20   Darryl Tweed 18 Down 1   131
21   Jeremy McWilliams 19 Down 1   120
22   Peter Boast   New Entry   117
23   Steve Ferguson   New Entry   116
24   Brian Mateer 32 Up 8   115
25   Conor Cummins 20 Down 4   112
26   Michael Rutter 21 Down 4   112
27   Kamil Holan   New Entry   110
28   Stephen Morrison 22 Down 5   108
29   William Dunlop 23 Down 5   105
30   Joe Loughlin 24 Down 5   105
31   Barry Sheehan 25 Down 5   105
32   Liam Chawke 26 Down 5   104
33   Gary Johnson 27 Down 5   104
34   Paul Robinson 28 Down 5   104
35   Michael Browne 29 Down 5   101
36   Shaun Anderson 75 Up 40   99
37   Alan Oversby   New Entry   99
38   Joey Thompson 30 Down 7   96
39   Gareth Keys 31 Down 7   85
40   Dean Stimpson 33 Down 6   85
41   Darren Cooper 35 Down 5   81
42   Marek Aervena   New Entry   80
43   Jamie O'Brien 34 Down 8   80
44   Nigel Moore 36 Down 7   76
45   Daniel Mettam 37 Down 7   75
46   Gary Hutton 38 Down 7   72
47   Tommy Henry 39 Down 7   69
48   Bob Owen   New Entry   69
49   Dave Maltravers   New Entry   67
50   Michael Evans   New Entry   65

 

The following two rounds are both in the Isle of Man, the Isle of Man TT Races and at the conclusion of the TT the Radcliffes Post TT Road Races on the Colas Billown Course.

(Photos depict Mike Hose and Dominic Herbertson courtesy of Peter Faragher)