Sudbury dominate top five places in round two at Iken

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Chris Hockey has regained the lead in the G H Motorcycles Husaberg Eastern Centre Solo Enduro Championship after a second-place finish.

Sudbury Motorcycle Club’s top rider came second in round two on Sunday, at Iken, near Woodbridge.

First place went to his arch rival, and fellow Sudbury rider, Jamie Roper, who is now one point behind Hockey in the overall standings.

Sudbury riders also took the next three places with Ricky Roper third, Steve Mason fourth and Craig Roper fifth, making it a clean one to five for the club.

Other point scorers were Ian Parker (11th) and contest sponsor Gavin Hockey( 15th).

Best placing in the Expert Class was Glenn Walsh in third with Phil Roper seventh, Richard Walters ninth, Mark Waller 12th, Graham Mays 14th and Paul Belton 15th.

Walsh is currently third in the standings with Roper eighth.

The Clubman Class had Kevin Webb finishing a surprising second place with Jason Ager fourth, Mark Fenwick sixth, Adam Kempster 13th and Ben Ramus 15th.

The current overall placings show Webb fourth, Ager ninth and Fenwick 14th.

Only three of the 2013 Team Dave Roper riders finished the gruelling day with Jack Nicolaou 25th, James Hockey 27th and George Warren 38th and the unofficial table shows Hockey first and Nicolaou and Warren joint second.

Round three will be organised by the Sudbury Motorcycle Club on May 1, 2, but before then they are organising the Dave Roper Memorial Moto Cross on Sunday, April 14, at Tye Farm, Great Cornard.

n Tributes have been paid to Margaret Keyse, a vice-president of Sudbury Sudbury Motor Cycle Club, who has died suddenly.

She was secretary from 1967 to 1972, and after that time helped out in the background. She was an accomplished shorthand typist and had also worked as secretary to the clerk of the Melford Rural District Council.

President Roger Chalpin said: “We at the Sudbury Motor Cycle Club were very fortunate to have Margaret’s services together with her late husband Pat, whether in the foreground or behind the scenes and I know several Sudbury organisations had the benefit of her experience and knowledge.

“She was one of those people who served the community very quietly and as a form of duty. Our condolences go out to her family.”

n The Sudbury-based mother-and-son team of Wendy and Martin Mortimer brought their Mini home in fifth overall and gained a trophy for third in class at Snetterton.

Racing for Thetford-based Advent Motorsport, the duo qualified in fifth position, mum Wendy raced the first 20 minutes on a wet and wind-swept Snetterton circuit before handing over to 27-year-old Martin.

Wendy said: “We never thought we would be able to compete against the more powerful cars.”