Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Woolams Overcomes Testing Conditions

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Woolams Overcomes Testing Conditions

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Byline: Motorcycle Racing, Andy McGLADDERY Evening Gazette

Middlesbrough's Dave Woolams and Newton Aycliffe's Neil Metcalfe had to face difficult conditions in the North West 200 Motor Cycle Road Race event in Northern Ireland over the weekend.

Both riders were out in the 1000cc event and the North West, where speeds reach in excess of 180mph proved doubly difficult with persistent and heavy showers and very high winds making the track slippery and changeable throughout the day.

Dave's best ride came in the production event when he brought his Alu-Pix Scott Bros Suzuki home in 13th place, an excellent result. He looked very smooth and comfortable throughout the race.

Neil pulled out of the production race having not found the correct tyres to suit the conditions.

He went on to finish in 25th place in the Super Bike race - his production machine being well down on speed against the full spec super bikes.

Dave had another good ride in the 600cc event, his Scott Bros Suzuki never missed a beat as he raced into 31st place. …

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