Snetterton Motor Speedway saw the second round of the 2016 British Military Inter Services Championships and the second of the Military only race of the season. The RNRMRRT had an excellent turnout with 3 riders starting there racing careers at this round. The return of a few new riders from last year bolstered the team and the banter. With the weather playing its part during the qualifying, there was a good mix of machines throughout the grid. After a long day with plenty of action in all classes it was looking good for the military race. The rivalry was as strong as ever with the lights ready to go out.
The light went out and the field stormed off towards the first corner. It didn’t take long for the field to bunch up into the first hairpin and the first of the retirements due to the inability to remain upright. 1 down from the Army. This however did not stop the antics as the throttles were twisted and after breaking from 150MPH to make the next turn the race was developing fast. On the forth lap Dave White decided he wanted to go from the Navy to the RAF so launched himself in the air and parted company with his machine exiting the hair pin. Not to be out done Sut Goodson a New member to the team thought having his first outing in the team was too easy so went for a flat wheel option at the end of the back straight which was a little more uncomfortable than planned but he held it upright to ride another day. The field spread with pockets of little battles through out the field which entertained the crowds. In the end it was an RAF rider on the top step of the podium, however it was good to see 1 from each service in the top 3. Congratulations to 1st Stephen Kaplan (RAF), 2nd Marc Greenslade (Army) and 3rd Alister Wright (Navy).
With the next round 29th – 30th July at Rockingham Speedway we will be putting in the miles in both the RN and RM champs to be ready to take it to the other team in the push to hold onto the Championships.