Tuesday, September 24

HASSAN CLAIMS FIRST AMCC SERIES RACE WINS

Overnight thunderstorms and heavy rain led in to a brisk but sunny spring Sunday September 22 at Hampton Downs, for Round One of the 2013-2014 AMCC Club Series.

In Formula Auckland (F1), it was Auckland teenager Jaden Hassan who took three wins from three starts on his Suzuki GSX-R1000; fending off the attention of Ray Clee and David Hall, both also Suzuki mounted. Stepping up from F2 for the coming season, Hassan looked very comfortable and will be a major threat in both the Tri-Series and National Championships when these commence in a few months.

Jaden’s younger brother, Aaron, has taken over the familiar Yamaha R6, and had a solid day, finishing fourth in the F2 points for the day.

Toby Summers swept the F2 class; now into his second season on the 600, he had the measure of Daniel Mettam and Nathanael Diprose on this day.


Former NZTT winner Glen Orwin leads the points in Superlite (F3), but it is very close.
Two wins on the Yamaha R450 saw a slim margin over fellow AMCC Club members Neil Martin and Gavin Veltmeyer, both SV650 mounted; but just seven points separates these three.


Veltmeyer had a busy day – doing double duty in F3 and the Hyosung Cup.
He would win both the WIL Sport Cup races to head off Nathanael Diprose – another doing double duty with F2.

Post Classic kept the crowd entertained as always, and none more so than Paul Pavletich back in action on a ZXR-750, and taking a trio of victories in Motomail Post Classic Senior.

Round two of the AMCC Club Series is in just two weeks – on Saturday 12 October.
The 2013-2014 Series is being promoted and organised by the Auckland Motorcycle Club, who would like to acknowledge the support of Red Baron Motorcycles, Motomail, and Bikesport Ltd.

Images:
(777) Three wins in Formula 2 for Toby Summers
(4) Glen Orwin and (62) Gavin Veltmeyer battle in Superlite (F3)
(Credit: Philip Kavermann)

CALENDAR – 2013-2014 AMCC Club Series
Rd 1 Hampton Downs 22 Sep, 2013
Rd 2  Hampton Downs 12 Oct, 2013
Rd 3  Hampton Downs 01 Dec, 2013
Rd 4  Hampton Downs 01 Mar, 2014
Rd 5  Hampton Downs 16 Mar, 2014
Rd 6  Hampton Downs 06 Apr, 2014