ACU Premier Cup - Culham  (Jul 31, 2017)

The penultimate round of the ACU Premier Cup took place this past weekend in some changeable conditions. The once sandy venue has 'firmed' up over the years but a deluge of rain through Saturday evening made for some less than ideal racing conditions on Sunday. However, with a clearer sky on Sunday the track stood up as best it could and after a messy start to the day we managed to get some racing in.

The TM UK team regulars competing in this series were in attendance alongside the only recently returned to competition, Ryan Butler, who competed on Saturday only.

In the 125cc Class long time TM rider, Jim Davies, fought through the discomfort once again. Suffering with an injury, Jim struggled to ride at this best, gritting his teeth to mount challenges and fight the conditions Jim came away with 2nd overall and retains his championship lead.

Troy Willerton once again showed progress and with some good starts, clever line choices and determination. Troy gave himself a well earned victory with his efforts and resides just behind Jim in the championship stakes.

Richy Roberts took a well earned 4th overall for his efforts as he continues to climb the overall standings. Some difficult races for Richy with some small falls, but determination and good charges put him back into contention.

Ryan Butler showed some great pace in his 2 races on Saturday, good starts, good corner speed and good lines gave Ryan the speed to run at the sharp end and fight for the top results. Great to see Ryan back on the 125 and going well on it.

In the 85cc class Jack Grayshon struggled to find his form this weekend but still managed to run inside the top ten for the 3 races he competed in. After suffering a double leg break at this venue earlier in the year it took Jack a little while to gain some confidence in the track on day one, on day two however, in the 'slop' Jack was more comfortable. Sadly for Jack he had to miss the last race as problems with his motorhome forced them to leave a little earlier than expected.

Billy Collins once again showed progress, some decent starts and good pace saw Billy fighting in the thick of the action. However some small 'moments' and some unlucky moves cost him a few places here and there but he still battle on to take a top ten finish. His last race of the weekend being one his best with some good racing with his opponents.

A big well done to all of the riders, helpers and supporters. A big thank you to all of the team sponsors and supporters. Thank you, TM UK.

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