INGLETON rider Harley Rushton put in some sterling performances to gain several podiums for the Craven Classic Racing Team in interchangeable conditions at Castle Combe late last month.

A couple of races were held in the wet on Saturday, but every race was run in the dry on Sunday, making for some great on track action and lap records getting broken.

Saturday started with a wet 350 Classic race, where Rushton mastered the conditions to take victory in class.

Sunday equally started with the 350 Classic and a wrong gear choice for the dry weather meant Rushton had to roll off on the straights, so second place was the best he could manage.

After some adjustments to the bike, he was able to attack the third and final 350 Classic race of the weekend, having a race long battle with Dom Herbertson.

Eventually he got in front of his rival and broke the class lap record on his way to victory.

Next up were the ACU races. After qualifying third on the grid in the Post Classic ACU race, Rushton rode the wheels off the Craven TZ Yamaha to secure second Place in the 750 class aboard his 350 machine.

The 500 ACU race gave a better result than qualifying dictated, with Rushton securing another podium with a third place aboard the Craven Manx.

He was getting quicker as the race progressed and felt he was getting more comfortable aboard the bike.

This result in the ACU 500 race gave him momentum going into the final 500cc GP Club race, where he bettered his previous best finishes of seventh and fourth places to score a third place and another podium.

The Craven TZ had a few issues across the weekend in the club races, racking up two DNF’s, with a puncture and a clutch issue.

Rushton made up for this in the final race of the weekend though. After having to start from the back of the grid, he worked his way through the entire pack of riders to claim the win and fastest lap of the race to round off what he said was a great weekend's racing.

Afterwards, Rushton beamed: "It was a busy weekend of racing, riding three bikes in 11 different races, but it was enjoyable.

"All the bikes were performing well after all the time and effort put in by Ted and Jon from the Craven Classic Racing Team to get them back up and running for this round.

"I felt comfortable on the bikes and that there was more speed to come so I'm looking forward to the next round and getting back on the bikes soon."

The next round of the CRMC Championship for Rushton is at Anglesey in North Wales this weekend.

The bike preparation is already in full flow to get everything ready ahead of the penultimate round of the championship.