Bomber 3rd In Olympique
The handicap system used in the RECYCLED AGGREGATES SERVICES Olympique proved to be a difficult one with Chris coming off gate 4 on four occasions in his five rides ..and when the draw came for the run-off for the rostrum places --guess what gate he pulled --YES GATE 4 again!!
With handicapping after each riders first race of 20 yards for a win, 15 yards for second, 10 yards for third and back on the start line for a last place ....things got a little hairy at times!!
From the gate in heat 3 Chris took victory over Joel Andersson, Victor Palovaara and Peter Karger.
This put him off 20 yards in heat 8 where he worked his way through the field for another win over Nicolai Klindt, Paul Starke and Max Clegg.
Heat 10 therefore saw hi again off 20 yards but with Freddie Lindgren third in his previous ride he lined up off 10 yards alongside Sam Masters and Kyle Howarth. Bomber got held up in "traffic" and almost caught Masters on the line with Lindgren taking victory.
So after 3 rides Chris was joint leader on 7 points with Lindgren and Jacob Thorsell.
Heat 13 saw him again off gate 4 off 10 yards alongside Ben Barker whilst Ricky Wells, after an exclusion in his third ride, was off the gate with Aaron Summers. Wells took the win with Chris 2nd to put him on to 9 points.
After 4 rides apiece Lindgren, mounted on a GTR engine, was leading on 10 with Chris and Wells on 9.
Heat 19 saw Chris off gate 3 on 15 metres alongside Justin Sedgeman with Thorsell and Scott Nicholls off 10 metres. Despite all his efforts Chris finished third behind Nicholls and Thorsell as they all ended on 10 points along with Wells.
Lindgren wrapped it up in heat 20 with a win to end on 13.
The four man run off saw Wells off 1, Nicholls off 2, Thorsell off 3 and Chris off 4.
Wells gated with Chris doing a cut back on bend 2 to launch himself into 2nd spot. He chased hard but Wells held on to claim runners-up spot in the meeting with Chris on the rostrum in third spot.
Marcel Gerhard was present and he must have been a pleased man to have two riders on the rostrum on his GTR motors.
1. Ricky Wells - 3,3,F/EX,3,1 = 10
2. Kyle Howarth - 0,1,0,3,1 = 5
3. Jacob Thorssell - 2,2,3,1,2 = 10
4. Nicolai Klindt - 1,2,0,3,1 = 7
5. Fredrik Lindgren - 3,1,3,3,3 = 13
6. Scott Nicholls - 2,2,2,1,3 = 10
7. Ben Barker - 0,3,1,0,3 = 7
8. Paul Starke - 1,1,2,1,0 = 5
9. Victor Palovaara - 1,2,1,2,2 = 8
10. Joel Andersson - 2,0,2,2,2 = 8
11. Peter Karger - 0,0,1,0,0 = 1
12. Chris Harris - 3,3,1,2,1 = 10
13. Justin Sedgmen - 2,0,3,2,0 = 7
14. Aaron Summers - 1,3,0,1,2 = 7
15. Sam Masters - 3,1,2,0,3 = 9
16. Max Clegg - 0,0,3,0,0 = 3
17. Matt Williamson -
Heat 01: Wells,Thorssell,Klindt,Howarth...54.24
Line Up: Wells , Howarth , Thorssell , Klindt
Heat 02: Lindgren,Nicholls,Starke,Barker...54.35
Line Up: Lindgren , Barker , Nicholls , Starke
Heat 03: Harris,Andersson,Palovaara,Karger...54.96
Line Up: Andersson , Karger , Palovaara , Harris
Comments: Andersson looks tidy.
Heat 04: Masters,Sedgmen,Summers,Clegg(Fell/Remounted)...55.83
Line Up: Masters , Summers , Clegg , Sedgmen
Line Up: Sedgmen(15m) , Wells(20m) , Lindgren(20m) , Palovaara(10m)
Heat 06: Summers,Nicholls,Howarth,Andersson...56.66
Line Up: Summers(10m) , Andersson(15m) , Howarth(FT) , Nicholls(15m)
Comments: Howarth 1st to 3rd lap 3.
Heat 07: Barker,Thorssell,Masters,Karger...56.86
Line Up: Karger (FT) , Masters(20m) , Barker(FT) , Thorssell(15m)
Comments: Karger struggling to turn.
Heat 08: Harris,Klindt,Starke,Clegg...56.57
Line Up: Klindt(10m) , Starke (10m) , Harris(20m) , Clegg(FT)
Comments: Clegg 1st to last within a lap. Harris nicks the win on the line.
Heat 09: Clegg,Nicholls,Karger,Wells(Fell/Excluded)...Awarded
Line Up: Nicholls(15m) , Clegg(FT) , Wells(20m) , Karger (FT)
Comments: Wells took Karger's leg 3rd lap 3rd bend.
Heat 10: Lindgren,Masters,Harris,Howarth...56.03
Line Up: Harris(20m) , Lindgren(10m) , Masters(10m) , Howarth(10m)
Heat 11: Thorssell,Starke,Palovaara,Summers...56.57
Line Up: Starke (10m) , Palovaara(15m) , Thorssell(15m) , Summers(20m)
Comments: Thorssell takes lead within half lap.
Heat 12: Sedgmen,Andersson,Barker,Klindt...57.17
Line Up: Sedgmen(FT) , Klindt(15m) , Andersson(FT) , Barker(20m)
Comments: Good battle btween Andersson and Barker.
Heat 13: Wells,Harris,Summers,Barker...56.92
Line Up: Barker(10m) , Harris(10m) , Summers(FT) , Wells(FT)
Comments: Harris into 2nd last lap.
Heat 14: Howarth,Sedgmen,Starke,Karger...58.39
Line Up: Howarth(FT) , Sedgmen(20m) , Starke (15m) , Karger (10m)
Comments: Great battle between 3 at the back.
Heat 15: Lindgren,Andersson,Thorssell,Clegg...58.17
Line-up: Clegg(20m) , Thorssell(20m) , Andersson(15m) , Lindgren(20m)
Comments: Great battle up front. Lindgren nicks it last lap.
Heat 16: Klindt,Palovaara,Nicholls,Masters...57.87
Line Up: Palovaara(10m) , Nicholls(15m) , Klindt(FT) , Masters(15m)
Heat 17: Masters,Andersson,Wells,Starke...58.17
Line Up: Wells(20m) , Starke (10m) , Masters(FT) , Andersson(15m)
Comments: Quality pass by Andersson on Starke.
Heat 18: Barker,Palovaara,Howarth,Clegg...58.40
Line Up: Palovaara(15m) , Howarth(20m) , Barker(FT) , Clegg(FT)
Comments: Clegg 2nd to 4th just stops and carries on. Palovaara gets closer to Barker each lap.
Heat 19: Nicholls,Thorssell,Harris,Sedgmen...58.06
Line Up: Thorssell(10m) , Harris(15m) , Sedgmen(15m) , Nicholls(10m)
Comments: Great effort by Thorssell to deny Harris.
Heat 20: Lindgren,Summers,Klindt,Karger...57.89
Line Up: Lindgren(20m) , Summers(10m) , Karger (FT) , Klindt(20m)
Comments: Great 3rd to 1st pass by Lindgren. Makes him the winner. 4 rider run off for rostrum
Run-Off for Second: Wells,Harris,Nicholls,Thorssell...58.24
Line Up: Wells , Nicholls , Thorssell , Harris
Thanks for the results to: http://speedwayupdates.proboards.com/thread/15156/olympique-wolverhampton-12-10-30pm#ixzz3oRZD2pf3