It my last road race of the season today at Ottershaw and the final of the three race series. Having finished 15th on race one and 7th last week, I was lying 8th overall. After last weeks heavy rain it was good to get a dry and bright race even if it turned colder again. This last race returned to Staple Hill circuit for 9 laps before moving on to 9 laps of the Valley End circuit.
Staple Hill was fast with continous attacking but nothing staying clear for long before the fast moving bunch caught up. Then on to Valley End finishing circuit and with about 5 laps left, I jumped across to Paul Holdsworth who was in fine attacking form. Riding together we pulled out about 20 seconds on the bunch, just out of sight in the winding lanes. A group of 4 was chasing hard and with just over a lap to go we had just 15 seconds on them with the bunch fast approaching. Having to work hard on the last lap we just managed to stay clear and at the yellow flag with the chasing group just 10 seconds back Paul jumped. Digging deep, I managed to grab his wheel and sprint past for the win.
Couldn't have got there without Paul's hard work and pleased to finish the year with my 3rd and best win of the year.
Overall Lewis Atkins took the series from Ashley Holding in 2nd after his great win last week and I was 5th.