The twists and turns of Cadwell Park brought out the best of Antony Hart’s race skills as the Melton rider enjoyed a great weekend.
Hart brought home a trophy from the main feature race and took over top spot in his class in the 350GP Championship after four races at the Lincolnshire track.
The championship has changed over the last two years allowing in much more powerful and recent bikes, but Hart was determined to guide the Honda 125 MT to a class win, and get among the front runners.
From the back of the grid, Hart finished seventh overall in race one and took the class win. The finishing position offered him an improved grid slot for the second race, allowing him to finish third on the road.
Hart secured his best position of the day in race three, with a second place, but the final race of the weekend brought probably the closest tussle for the lead.
He was part of a five-way fight with the more powerful bikes blasting him along the straights only for the Melton racer to return the favour on the twisty sections.
His third-place finish had the Lincolnshire circuit buzzing, and four class wins put him in contention for an unlikely championship.
Dad Ron said: “It really was a great result. Giving away 30 per cent power disadvantage to your opposition and still matching their lap times reminds us of why we enjoy this class so much.”
The main feature race of the weekend was open to bikes of all capacities from the nimble GP bikes to the very powerful early superbikes.
Hart came home in third behind the two GP bikes, but earned the Colin Breeze Trophy, and £250 prize money, as the first unsupported rider home.
The Melton racer is now set to ride for Arnold Fletcher in selected International Classic Grand Prix rounds and heads to Spain next month.
The next round of the domestic campaign takes Hart to Anglesey, North Wales.