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.
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.)