Team manager back in the saddle for a top ten finish

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Riders from the Staveley-based team, Andy Moore Autocentres Racing, all racked up a top ten finish at the competitive Blyton Park circuit.

There was a surprise inclusion in the Elite race when team manager Andy Moore threw himself back in to the saddle to make up the quartet.

It was an impressive display from the team in the final event in the series at the popular Lincolnshire venue.

A squad of six riders from the Staveley-based operation were out in force to increase their points scoring and maintain the continued form demonstrated to great effect over recent weeks.

The Elite event proved an exciting race with the early group of six riders maintaining a 30-second lead for the majority of the race.

Part way through, however, it was Andy Bishop who put in a strong attack from the main bunch of riders and managed to bridge across to the leading group - strengthening the team’s chances of a top ten finish.

As the race gathered pace, it all came down to the last few laps as the exciting finale developed.

A furious attack was launched down the back straight as riders battled for position into the finish and the final sprint resulted in team rider Adam Turner snatching a superb second place, with Andy Bishop in sixth, Jono Dexter in eighth, and Moore a very credible ninth.

Moore was suitably impressed afterwards with the team’s achievements: “To have four riders in the top ten confirms that our form is good.

“Andy Bishop put in a massive effort to bridge across to the leading group, and Damo, Jono and Danny all did a great job at the front of the peloton, it gave us a huge tactical advantage.

“For Adam to snatch second place was fantastic, once more he’s demonstrated his focus and determination.”

On his return to the track, Moore said he thoroughly enjoyed his experience.

He said: “It was a great night - thoroughly enjoyable, I thought it was a good time to remind the team that I hadn’t forgotten how to do it, and besides, it’s a pleasure to race with such a fantastic bunch of lads, and for the old duffer to finish ninth in an Elite race is good enough for me. I’m going for a lie down now.”