GT Cup - Round 6 - Fatcats  (Jul 19, 2015)

Round 6 of the 2015 Route 77 GT Cup was held this weekend at Fatcat Motopark, near Doncaster, and once again the TM UK team were in attendance to compete in the 85cc and 125cc Championships. The man-made sandy circuit was actually hard in most areas and increased in difficulty as the event progressed as the circuit 'whooped' out and roughed up, this however did allow it serve up some good racing in all classes.

In the 85cc Big Wheel class it was all action and current championship leader, TM UK's Callum Gasson did the math and riding intelligently put together 4 solid second place finishes to take second overall for the event. Looking super smooth, quick and using his head, young Callum rode as required to maintain his championship lead as we look forward to the last round and 4 remaining races. Archie Hicks showed some great improvement in the conditions, albeit for an unlucky fall that cost him a top ten finish in race 2, and achieving some good starts and putting together some gutsy rides, Archie ended his weekend with a 13/22/16/13 scorecard for 13th overall. Archie now sits in 15th place in the championship standings. Liam Gale had a weekend battling the track but did enough to put himself into the top 20 in the 2015 championship standings. Liam ended his weekend with a 25/15/21/17 scorecard for 22nd overall.

In the 125cc class it was TM UK's Jim Davies, Chubbie Hammond and Richy Roberts that went into battle on their TM 125 MX machines. Jim put together 4 solid races, and even after a big crash, 'lion-heart' remounted and pushed onward riding the rest of the weekend in considerable discomfort with large bruising on his back. For his efforts Jim ended his weekend with 2/4/2/2 scorecard taking 2nd overall for the event and still heads the current championship standings. Chubbie Hammond showed some great speed and after taking a win in the first race it all went downhill from then on. Race 2 saw Chubbie come home in 22nd place after a damaged silencer lead to an overheating engine and a plug failure, then with the bike repaired, Chubbie battled for the lead in race three in the early laps but sadly within 100 yards of making the pass it was all over, Chubbie fell hard and was soon being taken off to Hospital for a check-over after the horrendous looking crash left him a bit worse for wear. Chubbie did return to the circuit for race 4 after being given the all-clear but his bumps and bruises were too painful to continue to ride. Richy Roberts had a consistent weekend putting together 4 good rides and even after contending with a front puncture in race 3 ended his weekend with a 18/19/19/15 scorecard for 17th overall. Richy currently sits in 15th place in the championship standings.

A big well done to all of the riders, mechanics, helpers and supporters. A massive thank you to all of the Team sponsors who make all of this possible. And finally, a big well done to all of the other TM riders at the event, all the 85cc riders and Luke Williams in the 125cc class. Well done to all.