Melton racer Antony Hart hits the heights in Anglesey

Antony Hart at full tilt at Cadwell Park EMN-151206-160537002
Antony Hart at full tilt at Cadwell Park EMN-151206-160537002

Motorcycle racer Antony Hart warmed up for his next international assignment with a clean sweep of podiums in Anglesey.

Hart travelled to North Wales for round three of the Classic Club Championship, another three-day event with qualifying on Friday and race days on Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend started with gale force gusts, but qualifying went well despite strong crosswinds making certain corners tricky to negotiate.

Organisers debated calling off the meeting, but the races went ahead, and because of the nature of the circuit. Hart ran both the Honda 125 and the 350 Yamaha.

The 125 races produced four comfortable class wins, one an outright victory against much newer bikes.

The 350 GP championship features highly competitive racing with two more former champions joining the grid.

With about seven very close-matched bikes and riders in contention, the close races have become among the most popular of the weekend for spectators.

Targeting consistency this season, the Hart team were delighted with a par of third place finishes, a second position and a win, with top three separated by just two seconds in three of the races.

The results keep the Melton rider top of the championship.

Following a non-finish in the opening round of the prestigious ACU championship because of a broken chain, Hart was looking to get on the scoreboard in round two.

Another terrific close race featuring all of the usual suspects saw him cross the line in a superb second after a brilliant ride over the 10 laps.

The result leaves him in fourth place in the championship and back in contention with three rounds left.

The next round is at Brands Hatch in July, but Hart is next in action in Spain where he rides for Arnold Fletcher in the International Classic Grand Prix aboard the Len Manchester Yamaha.