Carne shines at Thruxton

Tom Carne in action (Picture: John Manclark)

Tom Carne in action (Picture: John Manclark)

First published in Sport

TOM Carne battled through the pain to finish on the podium in the Tristar Triple Challenge at Thruxton.

Carne’s involvement in Hampshire was in doubt after he dislocated his knee in an accident.

The Haslingden rider then hurt his shoulder in race one at Thruxton but battled back to take third place in the second race, as he also claimed the fastest lap.

The result moved him up to seventh in the championship standings for the year.

In the British Sidecar Championship, Mellor Brook’s John Holden was seventh in race one alongside Andy Winkle. The pair did not finish the second race.

In the British Motostar Championship, Burnley team FPW Racing claimed a fifth-placed finish thanks to rider Taz Taylor, who was also second in class.

Californian team-mate Jayson Uribe was sixth overall and fourth in his class, with Greg Greenwood 17th.

In the British Supersport Championship, Colne team Appleyard/Macadam saw South African rider Bjorn Estment finish 11th and ninth in the two races at the weekend. Team-mate Jake Dixon was 10th in both races.

In the main British Superbike Championship, Worsthorne’s Harry Hartley has been replaced by Tsingtao Racing for the rest of the season by veteran Gary Mason.

Hartley joined Tsingtao midway through the season after leaving Halsall Racing following a crash.

But he sustained an injury on his return with Tsingtao, and the team have now opted to bring in Mason.

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