INGLETON rider Harley Rushton extended his lead in the 350cc class during the fourth round of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Championship (CRMC) on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales.

While the track at Anglesey has some of the most picturesque views of the islands coastline, the circuit is demanding with a mixture of fast and technical sections.

In damp and tricky conditions on Saturday, Rushton won both 350cc twin races aboard the Craven Honda.

Rushton then placed fifth and sixth in the 500cc races on the Craven Manx Norton, and qualified in seventh place on the Craven Manx Norton for Sunday's ACU 500cc race.

In ideal racing conditions on the Sunday, Rushton had a cracking race on the Craven Honda 350 in the morning, taking the outright race win after some close battles at the front.

Rushton, 24, beat some very experienced racers as he set the pace, edging closer to the lap record times.

And although he had a seventh place finish in the club race, unfortunately, in the 500 ACU race after a strong start Rushton crashed at turn three on the opening lap.

Although he was okay, just battered and bruised, his Craven Manx Norton bike was not repairable for any further races on Sunday.

The Craven Honda was still ready to race and with Rushton declared fit to race, he was back out for the final race of the day where he got a consolidating second place to add to his points tally over the weekend.

Rushton said: “Obviously I never like to have a big crash over the weekend, but I am okay and the bike will repair so we have to take the positives away from this weekend.

"I had three wins in the 350 twins’ class, one being outright over the rest of the classes. I was getting close to the lap record pace, so was pleased with the speed of the Craven Honda. The bike was running well.

"Struggling to get up to speed on the Craven Manx Norton, I tried my hardest to stay with the leaders on the opening lap, just to be in with a chance of a solid finish.

"With the crash putting an end to the weekend's racing in the 500 classes, I concentrated on getting a finish aboard the Craven Honda in the 350 races to extend my championship lead a little further.

"This weekend could have been worse, so I’m leaving the meeting positive about my good results and everything else will mend ready for the next round at Donington Park in four weeks’ time.”