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The newly revamped Trans-Tasman battle of the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup favoured the Kiwis as they claimed a 139-point victory over the Aussies at the 26th International Island Classic, presented by Visit Phillip Island.

The revised format of the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup, designed to create greater parity, more opportunity for all class riders, and a tougher spirit of competition between the nations saw competitors across the four classes; 350cc Forgotten Era, 500cc Forgotten Era, Unlimited Forgotten Era and 500cc New Era take part in the competition. Riders had to qualify for their respective nations, with competitors with the three closest lap times from each country, in each class, selected for the final squads.

New Zealand’s Jock Woodley was the winning team’s top scorer, accumulating 136 points after four strong top 10 finishes in the 500cc Forgotten Era class and three top five finishes in the 350 Forgotten Era class, along with Andrew McLaren who scored four consistent top 10 finishes in the 350cc Forgotten Era class for Team New Zealand, as well as 45 points in the 500cc Forgotten Era class.

Jason Howcroft also proved dependable, finishing inside the top 10 in all four 350cc Forgotten Era races. 

Whilst Team Australia’s Martin Craggill was the top individual point scorer amongst the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup contenders, securing 76 points from his four podium finishes in the Unlimited Forgotten Era class, Team Australia was unable to match the consistency of the Kiwis.

The locals struggled with mechanical problems with four out of the team’s 12 riders failing to score any points for Australia.

Team New Zealand will be looking to defend their title at the 2020 International Island Classic.

TEAM NEW ZEALAND

NO.

NAME

CLASS

POINTS

133

Andrew McLaren

500 Forgotten Era

45

21

Kevin McDonald

500 Forgotten Era

23

626

Jock Woodley

500 Forgotten Era

68

54

Brendan Wilson

Unlimited Forgotten Era

0

114

Campbell Stevenson

Unlimited Forgotten Era

28

27

Matthew Ineson

Unlimited Forgotten Era

27

626

Jock Woodley

350 Forgotten Era

68

389

Jason Howcroft

350 Forgotten Era

51

133

Andrew McLaren

350 Forgotten Era

61

122

Rory Gravey

500 New Era

5

316

Jeff Cameron

500 New Era

41

48

Kevin Lee Dougherty

500 New Era

36

TOTAL

453

 

TEAM AUSTRALIA

NO.

NAME

CLASS

POINTS

69

Noel Heenan

500 Forgotten Era

9

27

Murray Ogilvie

500 Forgotten Era

0

60

Dave Fuller

500 Forgotten Era

55

16

Martin Craggill

Unlimited Forgotten Era

76

73

Glenn Crutchley

Unlimited Forgotten Era

0

8

Albert Tehennepe

Unlimited Forgotten Era

32

79

Stephen Kairl

350 Forgotten Era

0

289

Robert Heather

350 Forgotten Era

26

82

Andrew Pitman

350 Forgotten Era

54

4

Anthony Carroll

500 New Era

31

285

Glenn Kettle

500 New Era

31

75

Thomas Nash

500 New Era

0

TOTAL

314

 

Visit www.islandclassic.com.au for further information

- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Media Department
 

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