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MSA Race Review

Super One & British Championships for IAME Cadet & KZ1, Shenington, 30th March

The opening Super One round of the season got underway where it left off in 2013. It once again produced outstanding racing and a touch of controversy

Kiern Jewiss punched ahead of polesitter Jonny Edgar at the start of the first IAME Cadet final as.Lewis Thompson set about battling the leaders. It shuffled Jewiss back to 3rd but on the last lap he sliced underneath Thompson whilst Edgar was elbowed wide at the first hairpin, dropping to 5th as Joe Turney and Alex McDade took advantage of Thompson running wide. Jewiss was initially blamed but on appeal was re-instated to the win.

A red flag stopped the second final on the first lap and after the restart Jewiss and Edgar traded the lead until Tom Wood stormed up from 10th to displace both. A last lap re-shuffle at the first hairpin saw Edgar back to 2nd with Wood hanging on for the win.

An excellent start for Scott Allen in KZ1 had him fending off Richard Palmer throughout Final 1. Henry Easthope hung on for third.

Palmer had the jump on Allen at the start of the second final, but braking from 90mph into the first hairpin, Palmer locked up which was all Allen needed to arrow into the lead. When Jamie Garvie pressured Palmer, Allen could cruise home with Easthope in 4th.

In Junior TKM Final 1 Alex Forward was tapped going into Turn Two putting him wide and gifting Matthew Round-Garrido a gap. Dino Lee threatened but was then shuffled back in favour of Kyle Hornby leading over Arran Mills.who fell to 4th, before hammering back to lead. However Hornby displaced him once more and pulled out a gap to second place battlers Matthew Graham and Mills.

In the second final Hornby was elbowed aside at the first hairpin as first Mills then Round-Garrido went ahead. The frontrunners traded the lead. But Mills started defending early, allowing the next group to catch up and Hornby found a gap with Round-Garrido 2nd.

Although Simon Vercoe had led the pack away in the first TKM Extreme final, Tom Owen put him down to 3rd and traded the lead with James Ogden. Gradually Vercoe narrowed the gap and Ogden was left defending 3rd place from Joe Forsdyke. Vercoe survived a warning in race two to claim victory.

For the first KGP final Oliver Hodgson opened a massive lead and Bobby Game sliced down inside Mark Litchfield at the last hairpin for 2nd. It was short-lived as Litchfield took the place back.

Hodgson took another lights to flag victory in Final 2, this time Game pipped Litchfield at the start, but only until the end of lap 2. The pair traded places until the last lap when Litchfield again found a small gap at the last hairpin for what would turn out to be the winning move. Hodgson’s engine port heights were found to be out of tolerance so he was excluded from the meeting, which puts him out of the championship.