WEDNESDAY, JULY 18: The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club hosted its sixth round of the season on Sunday at the Motorsports Park in Southside, St David’s.
Battles in all classes could be defined by the phrase “old school versus new school” as the up and coming talents in the sport aimed to prove their worth against the veterans in their respective classifications.
The Scooter Open class was combined with the GP80 classification which saw veteran racer Edward (‘Ed’) Cook Jr battle head to head with a newer generation of racers, namely Kenneth Desilva Jr and Ricardo Wade.
Ed has competed in the sport locally for over a decade winning in several classifications during his tenure. Kenny is a former scooter class champion whilst Ricardo is currently the scooter class championship leader.
These three riders battled hard over the three race heats providing heart-stopping excitement with Ricardo coming out on top.
Haley Place, age 11, competed in the GP80 class against Ed, Ricardo and Kenneth, but was more thrilled at her chance to compete in the coveted GP125 class on her 80cc machine.
Haley lined up at the back of the grid in the final race and managed to get the hole shot and lead into the first corner followed closely by Cyril Whitter and Masala Pace.
Haley led the opening laps as Cyril battled against supermoto rider Kewaun Gilbert. She finished second in her first ever race in the 125 class.