|The second session saw 20 riders on the grid and this time it was Alex Sinclair on his Egli Grey Flash who set the pace 3 seconds ahead of Palmer with Luke Notton on his Seeley 7R in third and Joe Akroyd on his Bultaco a fine 4th, it was left to Raf Blanckaert on his Paton to head the IHRO2 class.|
The first 9 lap race on the Saturday afternoon was a real cracker with Sinclair and Molnar having a fine scrap at the head of the field, Molnar on an unfaired bike felt that he was just sufficiently disadvantaged by the lack of a fairing to permit the very rapid Egli to just edge away for the win. Notton was third overall and first 350 well ahead of Bruno Leroy on his standard framed Vincent Grey Flash. Raf Blanckaert was IHRO2 victor ahead of Vandriessche with Roel Pasop on his glorious sounding Triumph 3rd in category.
The Sunday program was shortened to try to avoid the threatened weather front which was due to arrive after lunch, the IHRO race was the last event before lunch and the last event held in the dry. Molnar and Sinclair set off as in the first race but Sinclair retired on the second lap, apparently gifting Molnar the race, but 3 laps later Molnar was obviously in trouble and retired with a flat front tyre. This left it open for Notton to win overall on his 350 with Palmer in second, Leroy was third. The IHRO 2 race finished the same as in the previous race, but only after Paul De Doncker had to drop out while lying third with 1 lap to go. Local man Ian Steltner had a fine battle with Vandriessche, passing him going into the mountain for the last time, but a momentary fuel starvation allowed the Paton to regain the lead which it maintained to the flag.
A good event seriously spoiled by the weather, we hope the circuit will run it again next year, meanwhile IHRO moves on to the wonderful Gedinne circuit in 3 weeks time.