Harley Rushton is leading the 350cc class in this season Classic Racing Motorcyle Championships.

The 21-year-old from Ingleton impressed in the second round which was held at sunny Pemberey in South Wales.

Rushton’s weekend began with fourth place in the 500cc race aboard the Craven Manx Norton before gearbox problems saw him come fifth in the second race.

It was on his 350cc Honda that he secured victory over rival Alan Oversby in a closely-fought race which saw both riders come into contact without falling off.

The second 350cc race saw Harley finish in a solid third place in to round off a good first day.

The second day saw Rushton qualify second behind his team-mate for the ACU Championship race.

Further gearbox troubles restricted him to fourth place in the race, followed by a fifth and sixth place in the club races aboard his 500cc bike.

Rushton made some set-up changes after he finished a close second in Sunday’s first 350cc race.

This meant he was more comfortable to run a faster pace in race two, allowing him to take the win along with the class lap record.

Rushton said: “The changes made to the bike made it so much more rideable on track. This gave me the confidence to push harder which enabled me to fight for race wins.

“Coming away from this track with the lap record ¬¬ which had stood since 2009 – is amazing for me and the team. We have all left this meeting happy and are looking forward to the next round now.”

Rushton leads the 350cc championship by just one point heading towards round three at Mallory Park on May 20-21.