Auckland Motorcycle Club Champs – Round Two
A beautiful Waikato spring day greeted competitors to Round Two of the Auckland Motorcycle Club Series at Hampton Downs on Sunday 18th October.
With the entire country back under Level-1 Covid 19 protocols, spectators were back to witness four rounds of spirited action; as the new class structure for this season again successfully offered healthy grids, and allowed four rounds of racing.
And those unable to attend had – as always – the opportunity to take in the coverage from long-time AMCC partner CTAS, with their proven and popular live-streaming and live-timing service.
In Senior, Jaden Hassan and Tarbon Walker command Formula Auckland and Supersport 600 respectively. Kawasaki mounted David Sharp is right there in the one-litre category, and there is plenty of additional interest across the category.
This includes Zak Fuller – taking the win in Race Four for the 600’s; and a healthy complement of Clubman entrants mixing it amongst the NZSBK and Club regulars.
Lars Bojsen-Moller heads the Clubman group, aboard his Honda CBR1000RR.
Adam Unsworth & Bryce Rose joined the sidecar field for Round Two, and grabbed three quick wins; with Mark Halls and Geoff Davies taking out race four, and controlling the points lead on their very well-sorted 600 Kawasaki rig.
The 10th Season of Carl Cox Motorsport Cup competition again complements the AMCC schedule, and Jesse Stroud has carried on where he left off last season on the 400 Kawasaki – however Caleb Gilmour was a cat among the pigeons at Round Two; first to the line twice, and posing a stern challenge to the current Ninja champ.
On the Hyosung’s current champ Loren May has his work cut out also. Back in 4th in the points, it is Cameron Leslie and Ben Cook setting the pace – just 32 points between them with three rounds to go for this Series.
Intermediate has a diverse grid, with Jesse Stroud leading Supersport 300, but under pressure from Luca Durning and the very fast Caleb Gilmore. Superlite similarly, sees a tense battle between Aaron Dempsey and Fabiano Paiva Santos – just 12 points between the pair.
While in a healthy field of ProTwin 650, Jarad Horn and Jacob Stroud are engaged in an arm-wrestle at the top of the table – with a single non-points result for Stroud being the difference between them. Vaughan Maine holding a handy third overall.
Cameron Leslie and Ben Cook are extending their Carl Cox Motorsport Cup rivalry across to Junior – where in Prolite 250 they are keeping experienced heads Loren May and Scott Findlay at arms-length. The additional track time afforded by cross-entry delivering demonstrable benefit across a range of competitors.
Round Three will conclude the AMCC Club Series at Hampton Downs on Sunday 29th November, while the Carl Cox Motorsport Cup competition will continue with two additional events in the New Year.
2020-2021 AMCC Club Series Points: (After ROUND TWO of Three)
Points – Senior: FORMULA AUCKLAND (Pirelli)
160 Jaden Hassan
141 David Sharp
116 Travis Moan
Points – Senior: SUPERSPORT 600 (Pirelli)
175 Tarbon Walker
137 Jacob Stroud
121 Luca Durning
Points – Intermediate: SUPERLITE (Castrol)
145 Aaron Dempsey
133 Fabiano Paiva Santos
106 Sean White
Points – Intermediate: PRO TWIN 650 (Castrol)
175 Jarad Horn
144 Jacob Stroud
117 Vaughan Maine
Points – Intermediate: 125ccGP (Castrol)
170 Chris Malcolm
45 Blayes Heaven
Points – Junior: SUPERSPORT 300 (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
161 Jesse Stroud
139 Luca Durning
95 Caleb Gilmore
Points – Junior: 250 PRO LITE (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
175 Cameron Leslie
161 Ben Cook
101 Scott Findlay
Points – Junior: F4, F5, GIXXER 150 (Metzeler / Muc-Off)
100 Debbie Tapper
50 Paul Ellis
Points – PRE 82 SENIOR (Motomail NZ)
95 Russell Barker
85 Phil Clarke
Points – PRE 82 JUNIOR (Motomail NZ)
190 Guy Webster
130 Phil Oades
36 Graeme Ogle
Points – PRE 89 Senior (Motomail NZ)
100 Rick Van Velzen
75 Mark Hatton
Points – PRE 89 Intermediate (Motomail NZ)
125 Bryan Ashdown
Points – PRE 89 Junior (Motomail NZ)
190 Rory Garvey
90 Kerry Chapman
80 Craig Peebles
Points – PRE 95 Intermediate (Motomail NZ)
100 Graham Moorhead
80 Martin Platt
Points – PRE 95 Junior (Motomail NZ)
75 Matt Barrie
Points – SIDECARS (Road Guide / Arai / Michelin)
160 Mark Halls / Geoff Davies
113 David McArthur / Doug Cornes
102 Nick Ploeg / Wendy Ploeg
Points – CLUBMAN SENIOR (Counties Honda)
185 Lars Bojsen-Moller
145 Michael Stokes
133 Gershwern Scott
Points – CLUBMAN JUNIOR (Counties Honda)
200 Christopher Nobbs
Points – NINJA CUP: (Carl Cox Motorsport) After Round Two of Five
516 Jesse Stroud
442 Chris Smith
369 Fabiano Paiva Santos
Points – HYOSUNG CUP: (Carl Cox Motorsport) After Round Two of Five
512 Cameron Leslie
480 Ben Cook
389 Tarbon Walker
The 2020-2021 Series is organised and promoted by the Auckland Motorcycle Club – who acknowledge all our valuable partners:-
Carl Cox Motorsport, Castrol, Counties Honda, Forbes & Davies, Levels Ltd, Motomail, and MTF Finance – along with MX Timing and CTAS Live.
Calendar – 2020-2021 AMCC Club Series:
All Rounds on the Hampton Downs National Circuit
Rd 1 20th September, 2020
Rd 2 18th October, 2020
Rd 3 29th November, 2020
AMCC and HMCC Interclub Challenge:
Rd 1 AMCC Rd 2 18 October, 2020 Hampton Downs
Rd 2 HMCC Rd 2 8 November, 2020 Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo
(41) Jaden Hassan on the M1 Motorsport BMW S1000RR, leading Formula Auckland.
(21) Tarbon Walker has the measure of the Supersport 600 field
(33) Fabiano Paiva Santos is doing double-duty – running both Superlite, and the Carl Cox Motorsport Ninja Cup – aboard the 400 Kawasaki
Credit: Philip Kavermann