Two race wins as Simon closes in on the title

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Burnley’s Simon Edmondson picked up another two race wins from two starts at Mallory Park and now leads the East Midland Racing Association Mini Twins Championship by 35 points.

Having recorded the fastest lap in his classification, on his first lap of the circuit, Edmondson, on his Suzuki SV650, went in search of his fifth-successive race win.

He dropped to third in class going into Gerard’s, but on the run up to Edwina’s, he pulled to the inside and passed both riders ahead of him on the brakes.

That was his cue to get his head down and go, and despite rain on his visor complicating matters, he managed the gap and came home by a second from Aaron Bradley, clocking the fastest lap along the way.

Having changed to wet tyres in changeable weather, Edmondson was pondering getting round and seeing how many points he could get in race two, as the weather brightened up.

But it started raining again, with many of his rivals on dry tyres.

At the lights he came away third in class into Gerard’s and followed another mini twin round two bikes on drys.

After four laps the track was dry, but coming up to Edwina’s, Edmondson took the lead in class, and pushed hard to manage the gap and claim another victory by a very healthy five-second advantage, again with Bradley in second.

A testing day produced two wins from two starts, and a comfortable lead in the championship.

The next round is on August 16th, again at Mallory Park, with the final round on September 13th.

The former Burnley cricketer won the title back in 2013 in his second full season.

Torn between his whites and his leathers, in 2006, he made the decision to get his ACU licence and take up racing.