Aled Humphreys Top Rider of the Day at Rhug Moto Duros


“Aled Humphreys turned out the top rider in an exciting and muddy battle of the moto duros at the majestic Rhug Estate in Corwen last weekend. Lord Newborough opened up his stunning land to the WOR Events team and they created a masterful production and display of “how not to let the muddy conditions win” by running a fantastic weekends sport that battled horrendous conditions but ended in fantastic and glorious sunshine with Hundreds of riders having had a great blast. Even Sundays race paddock was moved to hard standing with some careful planning and preparation.

The format of the day was simple, 2 one hour races, individually scored and then the results collated to make the winners in each class. Set out on a 4.5 mile track of fields, woods and farmland the serious downpour from Saturday left the place very muddy to say the least, but because of the neat format and 1 hour races, it was fun and challenging to ride in.

Winning the Expert class was Aled Humphreys on his Beta 2t with a steady race in moto 1 followed by a win in Moto 2, that was enough for the points needed to take the overall. Lewis Belfield had topped race one with Aled Price in a solid runners up spot but with bike troubles and the like it was the ones that eased through the mud without incident that managed to grind out the podium results. Paul Herbert showed he can really ride any conditions by taking a well earned 2nd place overall with a 4/2 score to his credit. Paul Kalafusz was solid 3rd placed on the day in the final Expert standings.

Top Clubman was Young Sion Jones on his trusty Husqvarna TE 125. Jones always goes well in the mud and a 1/5 secured him the win. Runner up Clubman after two motos was KTM mounted Paul Engerelen, Engerlen is always there or thereabouts in the Clubman class and showed his style in the muddy conditions. 3rd spot went deservedly to Matt Verrin whom was making his first step up to the Clubman class from the Sportsman. Well done to him with a 4/4 making a 3rd place.

Carl Claybrook defied his age to take a brilliant win in both Motos and was running top 4 overall in both races too, taking the Vet’s A group with Style. Euros Jones rode determined and strong to take a well-earned Runners up place. These where the only two riders in class to complete the days events.

Vets B glory went to Andrew Mills with the Runner Up spot going to Ian Grantham and his mate, Andy Heywood taking 3rd place after the two races. All 3 of these riders putting in a good shift to secure the podium glory.

Colin Jones topped the over 50’s courtesy of a tie splitting last race win over Gareth Jones. Gareth Jones won race one leaving Colin and Gareth Lloyd in his wake but race two went the other way with Lloyd getting in on the sharp end of results. Gareth Jones ending up Runner up overall with CF Racing Boss, Gareth Lloyd in the 3rd spot.

A different Gareth Jones was the rider that topped the Sportsman group with two race wins. Runner Up was Matthew Mills with Joe Townsend in a well earned 3rd place on the podium after the two motos.

Youth class victory was owned by Sion Hughes with Kyle Batty making the trip over from the Isle of Man a worth while one with a solid second place. The bronze award going to Frank Skillin again riding his best in the muddy conditions with those little wheels.

Phil Foster topped the Novices with Ashley Holt in a fine Runner Up spot and Ian Gwalcmai in a solid 3rd.

WOR would like as always to send out a huge thankyou to the staff, landowners, caterers, medics, sponsors and most of all the riders for supporting the event and making it happen.

With such challenging conditions yet set in a fantastic location it was a truly cracking weekend for all concerned, WOR Events look forward to returning to the Rhug Estate in the future.”

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