COWTON SHATTERS RECORDS AT POST TT ROAD RACES

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James Cowton, 2014 Duke Road Race Rankings Champion entered all three races at the Radcliffe’s Butchers Post TT Road Races, round seven of the 2018 series, held on the challenging 4.25-mile Colas Billown Circuit in the south of the Isle of Man.

Twice he was thwarted in taking the chequered cloth, first in the Supersport race by his McAdoo Kawasaki team-mate Adam McLean, then by his Yorkshire rival Joey Thompson in the Supertwins race. In both races he set record breaking laps at 109.18mph and 102.58mph respectively.

Joey Thompson took third in the Supersport race whilst Jonathan Perry filled that spot in the Supertwins race.

It was third time lucky for the popular Driffield rider, when he took victory in the Superbike race after a race long battle with Rob Hodson, with Manxman Ryan Kneen filling the final podium spot in third.

Riding the 1000 McAdoo Kawasaki James took the win in style not only setting a new lap record for the race at 112.345mph, but also setting a new race record at 110.204mph.

James Cowton moves up five positions in the Rankings Table, with is Yorkshire neighbour Joey Thompson climbing eight spots to 15th.

There are no changes to the top three, Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman.

1 Michael Dunlop 1 No Change 825
2 Dean Harrison 2 No Change 599
3 Peter Hickman 3 No Change 525
4 James Cowton 9 Up 5 509
5 Derek McGee 4 Down 1 469
6 Adam McLean 6 No Change 448
7 James Hillier 5 Down 2 405
8 Conor Cummins 7 Down 1 377
9 Alastair Seeley 8 Down 1 316
10 Derek Sheils 10 No Change 292
11 Lee Johnston 11 No Change 287
12 Martin Jessopp 12 No Change 269
13 Michael Rutter 13 No Change 252
14 Barry Davidson 14 No Change 248
15 Joey Thompson 23 Up 8 222
16 Michael Sweeney 15 Down 1 220
17 Dan Kneen 16 Down 1 212
18 Richard Ford 17 Down 1 210
19 Mike Hose 18 Down 1 206
20 Glenn Irwin 19 Down 1 185
21 Gary Johnson 20 Down 1 179
22 Dominic Herbertson 21 Down 1 159
23 Wayne Sheehan 22 Down 1 140
24 Darryl Tweed 24 No Change 131
25 Jeremy McWilliams 25 No Change 120
26 Peter Boast 26 No Change 117
27 Steve Ferguson 27 No Change 116
28 Joshua Brookes 28 No Change 115
29 Brian Mateer 29 No Change 115
30 Kamil Holan 30 No Change 110
31 David Johnson 31 No Change 110
32 Stephen Morrison 32 No Change 108
33 William Dunlop 33 No Change 105
34 Joe Loughlin 34 No Change 105
35 Mark Parrett 63 Up 28 105
36 Barry Sheehan 35 Down 1 105
37 Liam Chawke 36 Down 1 104
38 Paul Robinson 37 Down 1 104
39 Michael Browne 38 Down 1 101
40 Shaun Anderson 39 Down 1 99

With the demise of the Kells Road Races and the Cock o’the North Road races at Oliver’s Mount, the next round is the new event in Northern Ireland, the Enniskillen Road Races being held on the 29th and 30th June, before heading into Eire a week later for the Skerries 100 Road Races on the 7th and 8th July.

(Photo courtesy of Gary Howlett shows James Cowton in record breaking form on the McAdoo Kawasaki’s at the Post TT Road Races.)

 

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