Clarke beats the odds in X30 Junior at Larkhall
Gordon Mutch has had his exclusion for not having his helmet done up at Llandow overturned so is back in the hunt for points, some 21 behind Angus Fender. He took the first Final at Larkhall while Oliver Clarke took the second. The Juniors have one more round to go.
Fender had the edge on Saturday with best qualifying time and winning both heats.
Fender set off in the lead of the first Final with Max Jeanne on his tail, until Oliver Clarke powered up behind. Going into the two double lefts after the start line Clarke tried a pass on Fender but was rebuffed and cut over the grass, both drivers dropping back and letting Mutch take the win over Jeanne. Fender finished 7th, and Clarke was given a 10s penalty.
Mutch led the second Final with Fender leapfrogging into 2nd over Shane White. But Clarke was on a mission, carving past his opponents and by lap 6 was into 2nd over Fender and chasing down Mutch. That pass was quick to follow as Clarke won with 1.26s in hand.